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Professor of Practice in Nonprofit Administration, Department of Public Administration and Policy

at University Of Montana

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 2389
Keywords: teaching

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Tracking Code
2389-254
Job Description

The University of Montana’s Baucus Institute’s Department of Public Administration and Policy within the Alexander Blewett School of Law is seeking a Professor of Practice in Nonprofit Administration. This is a full-time, ten-month, non-tenure-track position. Candidates must be able to offer courses online and in-person at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in nonprofit administration. Candidates should be broadly trained in public and/or nonprofit administration and have a passion for teaching and a professional history that informs classroom pedagogy and practice. We are seeking individuals who can take a lead in our MPA Program’s nonprofit administration concentration and undergraduate minor. In addition, be able to teach courses in our core curriculum in our Master of Public Administration Program (NASPAA accredited).

This position will begin either January 2020 or August 2020 and eligible for annual renewal with positive performance evaluations and available budget. The candidate is expected to teach introduction to public service, leadership and nonprofit organizations, and organization theory.

Position Details

  • Position is full-time (1.0 FTE), academic year, non-tenurable faculty position and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public administration, public policy, or nonprofit administration
  • Five (5) years professional experience in public or nonprofit administration
  • Experience teaching online and in person classes
  • Experience teaching in nonprofit administration at the undergraduate and graduate level

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in public administration, nonprofit administration, public Policy, or related field
  • Experience teaching online and in person classes
  • Evidence of a record of commitment to student success at the college level through substantial and continued effectiveness in teaching, advising, and other student related responsibilities
  • Evidence of research (peered reviewed publications, government reports, scholarship of teaching and learning)
  • Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate evidence of a strong commitment to working effectively within a diverse university community.

About UM and the Department of Public Administration and Policy

The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 500+ full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 70,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014. Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

The University of Montana’s Department of Public Administration and Policy is housed within the Max S. Baucus Institute to provide a cutting-edge education for individuals interested in excelling in the public service profession. The department offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, which is typically required for many administrative positions in the public and nonprofit sectors; UM's MPA program is created to be flexible for pre-career and mid-career professionals. The department also offers graduate level certificates in public administration, public policy, and nonprofit administration, in addition to a nonprofit undergraduate minor.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).


How to Apply

Priority Application Date: October 16, 2019

Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below.

*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

  • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information
Job Location
Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular