Full-time Lecturer or Clinical Faculty
Job Posted: 3 November 2022
Company: Indiana University
Closing Date: 30 November 2023 or until filled
Location: Bloomington, IN


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The Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington campus, invites applications for a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track academic year appointment as a Lecturer or Clinical faculty position in the areas of local government management and/or community development. Applicants with professional experience and the ability to teach in the areas of local governance, urban planning, local economic development, local sustainability, interlocal collaboration, collaborative governance, collaborative management, municipal grant seeking and administration, public sector labor relations, public engagement, and related areas are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be specialists in local government management or community development or may have expertise and experience in both areas.

Qualified candidates will have an excellent academic record, including a graduate degree (e.g., MA, MPA, JD, PhD) in a relevant field (e.g., public administration, law, urban planning), relevant professional experience, and a commitment to high quality teaching. The Indiana University, Bloomington campus seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce commensurate with its excellence and to offer students richly varied disciplines, views, and methods of learning.

Lecturer and Clinical faculty members are expected to interact with our diverse student and faculty community, focusing on teaching (including course development and delivery and the incorporation of innovative teaching techniques), as well as on teaching-related service such as student advising and curriculum development. As such, we are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from many backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.) and an interest in contributing to O’Neill’s programs, curricular offerings, and service portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Clinical faculty are also expected to actively engage in service to relevant academic and practitioner communities.

Position Summary

The standard teaching assignment for Lecturer and Clinical faculty is six courses per year offered in a mix of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. Faculty in these tracks are not eligible for tenure but will be considered for promotion and/or long-term contracts no later than the sixth year of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position start date is August 1, 2023.

The O’Neill School is the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States and the top-ranked graduate public affairs school in the country according to the 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Eight of its specialty programs are ranked in the top 10, including local government management. O’Neill values diversity and inclusion and considers these essential to achieving and maintaining this excellence. Indiana University is a major research university founded in 1820, and currently enrolls over 38,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional students on the Bloomington campus. Additional information about the O’Neill School and Indiana University can be found at https://oneill.indiana.edu/. Bloomington is a diverse community located in the beautiful, wooded hills of southern Indiana approximately 45 minutes from Indianapolis and 3.5 hours from Chicago, with abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, low housing costs, and excellent schools. Additional information about the city of Bloomington can be found at https://www.visitbloomington.com/.

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a current vita that includes a history of academic and professional experience, (3) a statement of teaching interest (i.e. areas of expertise) and philosophy (i.e. approaches to instruction), (4) a diversity statement that includes experience with, and commitment to, inclusively teaching a diverse student body, and (5) evidence of successful teaching, training, and/or related professional experience. Also include (6) names and contact information for three persons who could provide letters of recommendation. Submit all documents through our online application system https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/14433. Information about the O’Neill School can be found on the O’Neill website: https://oneill.indiana.edu. Direct questions to the Local Government Management and/or Community Development search committee chair: Matthew Baggetta, Indiana University, O’Neill Room 435, 1315 E. 10th St., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405; [email protected]

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Indiana University and the O’Neill School are strongly committed to achieving excellence through diversity and actively encourage applications from women, minorities, applicants with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Basic Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have an excellent academic record, including a graduate degree (e.g., MA, MPA, JD, PhD) in a relevant field (e.g., public administration, law, urban planning), relevant professional experience, and a commitment to high quality teaching.