Assistant Professor in Public Administration and Policy


Assistant Professor in Public Administration and Policy About University at Albany: Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks. UAlbany has received $75 million from New York State for the Albany Artificial Intelligence Supercomputing Initiative (Albany AI). Through our signature strengths in cybersecurity, climate science, health sciences, and emergency preparedness, UAlbany is uniquely positioned to leverage this computing power to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges. The University at Albany is currently conducting a large cluster hire of 26 faculty positions in the broad area of artificial intelligence. These positions span the campus to include eight Schools and Colleges in 20 departments. In addition, the recruitment of a Director of the UAlbany Institute for Artificial Intelligence is underway. Job Description: The University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Public Administration and Policy. The new hire will be a member of the UAlbany AI Institute. Governments and nonprofit organizations are increasingly using advanced data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies to inform their operations and decisions. This development may result in important benefits from providing solutions and improving efficiency and performance in the public and nonprofit sectors. But it may also pose threats to privacy, security, fairness, equity, transparency, and accountability, resulting in unintended consequences. Realizing the benefits and addressing the challenges of the adoption, implementation, and use of AI in public and nonprofit environments requires rethinking governance, management, and policy. We seek outstanding candidates with demonstrated research and scholarship in one or more areas of AI from a public administration and policy perspective, including but not limited to: AI policy frameworks; AI governance models; algorithmic transparency, explainability, and accountability; impact of AI on internal operations and public service delivery; organizational challenges and routines for successful AI; ethical foundations for data science and AI policy-making; regulating AI in society versus data-driven policy-making; public policy and trustworthy AI. We are also interested in candidates that complement the department’s existing expertise in digital government, technology-driven innovation, data privacy and security, data analytics, and data science for policy making. Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related field, from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization by May 2023. Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of artificial intelligence in their existing research program. The Department of Public Administration and Policy’s priority is a scholar who addresses big questions in public administration and policy related to artificial intelligence, automated decision-making, and technology and their implications for public and nonprofit organizations, for the creation of public value, and, more broadly, for justice, equity, and diversity. Applicants must have a record of, or demonstrated potential for, successfully publishing research on topics that address the big questions described above. Applicants must have a record of, or demonstrated potential for, successfully teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Public Administration and Policy. Preferred Qualifications: A record of research in the field of Public Administration and Policy. Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Experience teaching in multiple modalities (in-person and/or online) Record of scholarship that is problem-driven rather than method-driven. Demonstrated potential for seeking external funding for their research. Additional Information: Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor (10 months) The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University’s crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University’s current campus security policies. The University at Albany’s Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER Please apply online via Application Instructions: Applicants MUST submit the following documents: Curriculum Vitae (CV) Cover letter Writing sample or publication Available evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, student evaluations) Contact information for three references Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.). A review of applications will start on January 12, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Job Title Assistant Professor in Public Administration and Policy
Institution University at Albany
Location Albany, NY, United States
Deadline 28 February 2023
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