Career Opportunities


Assistant Professor - Public Administration and Organizational Leadership

Posting Date

2/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

UW System Title:  Assistant Professor
Start Date:  August 20, 2018

Essential Job Functions

The Department of Public and Environmental Affairs seeks applicants to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in person and online for majors in Public Administration and Organizational Leadership (formerly ILS, Integrated Leadership Studies). The two majors include a variety of common courses and support certificates in Nonprofit Management and Emergency Management. Applicants with scholarly interests and an ability to teach courses in the field of Nonprofit Management are especially encouraged to apply.

Specifically, the individual accepting this position will teach courses in the areas of organizational behavior, organizational leadership, human resources and risk management, and nonprofit management. Additional course topics could include the following, depending on the candidate’s interests and expertise: fundraising and grant-seeking, nonprofit financial management, marketing, board and governance, philanthropy, ethical leadership, and executive leadership.

Through the Department’s Center for Public Affairs, the individual may have the opportunity to conduct community and public policy research, offer professional continuing education, and involve students in service-learning through high impact student experiences. The Department has a strong local internship program with its surrounding public and nonprofit organizations.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach courses at the undergraduate level in leadership and nonprofit management.
  • Supervise independent studies, internships, and student research.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank, including developing a strong niche of scholarly research in the field of leadership and/or nonprofit management.
  • Advise undergraduate students.
  • Serve on the Executive Committee of the Organizational Leadership Program.
  • Perform institutional and departmental service contributing to the growth and development of the programs led by the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, service and scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate should also possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.



  • Earned doctorate in Public Administration, Nonprofit Leadership, or closely related field from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered. However, an earned doctorate in Public Administration, Nonprofit Leadership, or closely related field from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal. ABD candidates will be hired into a terminal appointment at the rank of Instructor with a rate determined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during the terminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor will be reinstated.

Conditions of Appointment

This position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years, although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "14010"
  • Click "Search."
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of highest degree achieved

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Lorri Kornowski
Phone: (920) 465-2355

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, March 19, 2018.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.