Employment & Internship Opportunities

The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) is also the Social-Purpose arm of our University’s new Centre for Future Enterprise. Delighted to invite you to consider:

6 new positions available at QUT’s Centre for Future Enterprise

* 4 PhD Scholarships * 2 Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

 

Background
The Centre for Future Enterprise is one of QUT’s newly established nine University Research Centres dedicated to demand-driven, rigorous research covering the following four research themes:

a)      The entrepreneurial enterprise

b)     The digital enterprise

c)      The social-purpose enterprise

d)     The robust enterprise

 

As part of the Centre’s ambitious growth strategy, we are now recruiting for the following six positions (click on each position for more details);

1)     2 year post-doctoral research fellow

2)     6-month visiting post-doctoral research fellow

3)     4 PhD scholarships

We are seeking motivated candidates who have academic openness, interdisciplinary curiosity and skills, anda desire to conduct demand-driven, empirical research to global standards.We are particularly interested in candidates who have strong stakeholder engagement skills and disciplinary knowledge that can be applied in one  or more of the following domains: Data science, AI and machine learning system, econometrics, information systems, strategic management, technology management, information and network economics, entrepreneurship, digital transformation, non-profit accountability, governance, public policy, trust, or philanthropic/ social/ enterprise/non-profit leadership.

CFE cultivates an ambitious, proactive, global research community, characterised by mutual support and collective curiosity, nurturing young talent and connecting researchers with competitive grant funding and reputable industry partners from leading enterprises, charities and governments.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with multiple CFE research experts from different disciplines such as strategy, technology management, entrepreneurship and innovation, information systems (IS), philanthropy and social enterprises. They will also benefit from the CFE’s supporting services and infrastructure for the next stage of their career development. These include, among others, mentoring, support for grants, international and industry engagement, as well as, peer-to-peer support.

For more information visit www.research.qut.edu.au/centre-for-future-enterprise/

 

 

 

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Position Title:  W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Established in 1992, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University strives to be a global leader in helping individuals and organizations understand, strengthen, and advance the field of philanthropy. As an academic center within the College of Community and Public Service, the Johnson Center offers applied research, professional development and learning, and data and evaluation expertise to advance the field of philanthropy across the country. The Johnson Center now seeks nominations and applications for the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair.

The W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair was established in 2014 and is the first endowed chair in the country focused on community philanthropy. The Kellogg Chair serves as a leading voice on community philanthropy issues, trends, and innovations while serving as a resource for all who work to advance the many elements of community philanthropy. Working at the dynamic intersection of community and philanthropy, the incoming Kellogg Chair will develop and implement a creative, comprehensive, applied program of research, teaching, service, and thought leadership designed to explore and advance the field of community philanthropy, broadly defined.

Ideal candidates will have a passion for and understanding of the intricate ecosystem of community philanthropy as well as a distinctive combination of academic credentials and senior-level career experience within philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. A doctoral-level degree is required.

The Johnson Center is committed to inclusion and equity and encourages candidates with diverse lived experience and perspectives from underrepresented communities to apply.  The ideal candidate will have experience working effectively across a diverse range of faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders and will be able to demonstrate how they can contribute to a building a culture of inclusivity.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Grand Valley State University:
Established in 1960, Grand Valley State University is a comprehensive university that attracts more than 24,400 students with its high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley provides a fully accredited liberal undergraduate and graduate education. Grand Valley's main campus is in Allendale, almost midway between downtown Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan. The Pew Grand Rapids Campus is in the heart of Michigan's second-largest city, putting students closer to employment, internship, and community outreach programs

A strong liberal education serves as the foundation for Grand Valley State University's 85 undergraduate and 33 graduate degree programs. Grand Valley employs more than 1,700 people and is committed to providing a fair and equitable environment for the continued success of all.

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy:

Established in 1992, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is an academic center within the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University. Named after respected philanthropic leader Dottie Johnson, the Center benefits from Michigan’s rich philanthropic landscape while extending its work and influence both nationally and internationally as a force for innovation and research in the field of philanthropy. 

Through professional development servicescourses and trainings philanthropic tools , and more, the Johnson Center supports:

·       Effective Philanthropy:  Helping donors and foundations adopt best practices in their careers and organizations

·       Strong Nonprofits: Helping nonprofit organizations strengthen their teams, tools, and thinking for better impact

·       Informed Community Change:  Guiding nonprofits, foundations, institutions, and neighborhood groups in using data to do good

The Johnson Center has spearheaded many first-of-their-kind and field-leading products, tools, and publications that benefit the field of philanthropy. In addition to the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair, these include: the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy, LearnPhilanthropy.org and LearnPhilanthropy Academy, The Foundation Review, The Grantmaking School, Community Insight, VoiceKent, and many others.

.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair:

The contributions of the Kellogg Chair to improving the understanding and practice of community philanthropy has been well established – on an international scale – under the leadership of Dr. Jason Franklin, the inaugural holder of the Chair. With Franklin’s departure, the Johnson Center is poised to welcome a new Chair. Working at the dynamic intersection of community and philanthropy, the incoming Kellogg Chair will create and implement a creative, comprehensive program of research, teaching, service, and thought leadership designed to explore and forward the field of community philanthropy, broadly defined. The program will be developed to be in line with the incoming Chair’s own areas of expertise and interest and will continue to advance research and practice at this highly dynamic and exciting time for community philanthropy.


OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

 

The incoming Kellogg Chair will have the opportunity to:

·       Plan, coordinate, and execute applied research projects and disseminate results.

·       Develop and implement avenues for speaking engagements; thought leadership; advising and consulting projects; professional development and training; and other field-building efforts for diverse local, national, and international audiences.

·       Solicit and secure external funding to help support the Chair’s projects and initiatives.

·       Serve as an active member of the Johnson Center leadership team, helping develop and support the Center’s overall vision and growth.

·       Collaborate with other units and programs of the Johnson Center and the University.

·       Teach one 16-week course each year in a degree-granting unit of the University.

·       Contribute to learning and professional development programs of the Johnson Center, including The Grantmaking School, LearnPhilanthropy, workshops and webinars, and The Foundation Review journal.

 

The incoming Chair will bring his/her/their own interests to the role and will have the opportunity to work on exciting emerging areas of practice such as:

·       How can we better understand and strengthen philanthropic giving to the communities we care about, including place-based communities and identity communities?

·       How can we give better together – e.g., through community or public foundations, giving circles and collaboratives, crowdfunding, or other vehicles for collective giving?

·       How is community philanthropy changing in a globalizing world?  How is our understanding of “community” and its importance changing in a divided country and a digital age?

·       How can philanthropy give rise to underrepresented voices and create opportunities for authentic dialogue about problems communities face?  How might we co-develop solutions that engage the thoughts and experiences of those closest to the problems? 

·       How can community philanthropy help to shift and build power for groups who have been historically disenfranchised to establish greater equity in our communities?

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

Ideal candidates will first and foremost demonstrate a commitment to building the field of community philanthropy and will bring a distinctive combination of academic credentials and relevant senior-level career experience to the work. The Kellogg Chair must have the knowledge and expertise to participate meaningfully as a scholar, teacher, and intellectual mentor in a University setting while also possessing the skills and experience to engage as a reflective practitioner, advisor, and partner with other leaders in philanthropic practice.

 

Required Qualifications:

·       Ph.D. or other doctoral-level degree required

·       Five or more years of relevant experience in community philanthropy and/or nonprofit sector leadership

·       Record of scholarship and/or reflective practice in the field of community philanthropy, including publication in relevant scholarly, philanthropic, public administration, business journals, or periodicals

·       Outstanding research, writing, teaching, and communication skills

·       Proven ability to work across organizational lines and in a team-oriented setting

·       Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and equity (i.e., personal commitment to knowledge and skill acquisition, work with diverse communities, projects that address inequity, etc.)

·       Commitment to applied research, and to building bridges between scholarship and practice

·       Willingness to travel nationally and internationally and to locate to western Michigan

 

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

·       Training and/or experience in fundraising or business development for applied research, consulting, convenings, or other programs

·       Experience leading project teams and supervising diverse students and/or staff

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Salary:  Compensation package with attractive benefits package; salary range $120,000 - $135,000. 

Department/Division:  Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy/College of Community and Public Service

Campus: Downtown campus

How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000

For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at www.gvsu.edu

Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See http://www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

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Clinical Assistant Professor Position In Public Management and Policy

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University seeks a strong teacher to fill a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor position in the Department of Public Management and Policy, beginning fall 2020. The successful applicant will be expected to teach up to eight courses per year, perform community outreach, and provide university service. Course load reductions are available for activities such as special initiatives and administrative responsibilities.  Candidates for this position must bring a strong background and commitment to teaching in the PMAP core courses including research methods, policy analysis, and capstone courses.

 

The department offers a NASPAA-accredited MPA program, master’s and undergraduate degrees in public policy, and a doctorate in public policy.  The Andrew Young School ranks 21st among graduate programs in public affairs in the US News rankings.  The PMAP department also ranks 7th in local government management, 8th in urban policy, 8th in public budgeting and finance, 9th in nonprofit management, 19th in public management and leadership, and 22nd in public policy analysis.  US News calls GSU the 2nd most innovative university in the U.S. and ranks it 3rd in undergraduate teaching.    Located in downtown Atlanta, GSU is one of the country’s top urban public research universities and has one of the most diverse student bodies. The school is committed to graduating students who can improve policy-making and management at all levels of government and the nonprofit sector.

 

Candidates must submit all materials through http://apply.interfolio.com/71693. Required materials are as follows: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations.  Submissions through other means will not be accepted.  The position requires a doctorate in an appropriate field.  Candidate must be eligible to work in the USA.  At the time of offer, a background check will be required.  All applications received by January 10th will be given full consideration. 

 

Information about the Andrew Young School is available at www.aysps.gsu.edu. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.  The position is subject to budgetary approval.

 

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Opportunity to apply for PhD Studentships at CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University

 

We are currently advertising PhD Studentships at CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University, as part of the ESRC White Rose DTP:

 

https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/degrees/phd-scholarships/cresr

 

There is a specific theme around the voluntary and community sector, as described below…

 

Over the past twenty years the voluntary and community sector in the UK has moved from the margins to the mainstream in policy terms, with the sector now considered a significant player in the reform of health, social care, children’s services and welfare, as well as increasing recognition for the potentially transformative role it plays in communities and for people facing multiple disadvantage. Under austerity, and the social and economic challenges leading to and moving beyond Brexit, many voluntary and community organisations face heightened expectations and deeper struggles - meeting increasing demands amidst highly constrained resources. CRESR has one of the largest groupings of academics in the UK researching the interface between the sector and public policy at local and national level.

 

We welcome proposals for qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods studies from a range of theoretical perspectives that seek to explore the varied and contested roles, experiences and value of the voluntary and community sector at the nexus of policy, communities and multiple disadvantage, linked (but not limited) to the following broad topics:

 

• Funding and finance in the voluntary and community sector, including social investment

• Commissioning and public service markets 

• Collaboration, partnership working and co-production

• The role of the sector in mitigating the effects of welfare reform and addressing inequalities

• Campaigning, advocacy and policy influence

• The changing role of the voluntary sector’s infrastructure 

• Management, leadership, governance and accountability of voluntary and community organisations

 

Successful applicants will receive the additional benefits of involvement with the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership pathway on Civil Society, Development and Democracy. For further information about undertaking a PhD in this area please contact Dr. Rob Macmillan (rob.macmillan@shu.ac.uk / 0114 225 2929) or Dr Ellen Bennett (ellen.bennett@shu.ac.uk / 0114 225 6643).

 

How to apply

 

Applicants should check the DTP website for Eligibility Criteria for these scholarships.

 

Applicants must email a postgraduate application form https://www.shu.ac.uk/studyhere/how-to-apply/research   (including a 1500 word proposal) to fdsresearch@shu.ac.uk by 17:00 on 29 January 2020.

 

We strongly recommend that you contact the potential named supervisor to discuss and develop your research proposal before submitting your application form.  Please indicate clearly in your email that you would like to be considered for a White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership scholarship.  At this stage, you only need to include the names and contact details for referees and do not have to request references. Successful applicants who are studying for a masters qualification must complete their course of study before taking up their PhD place.

 

Where English is not your first language, you must show evidence of English language ability to the following minimum level of proficiency: an overall IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with at least 7.0 in each component or an accepted equivalent. Please note that your test score must be current, i.e. within the last two years. Please note that students must be resident close to the University at which they are registered and we would expect there to be direct contact between the student and supervisor. This applies to full-time and part-time students.

 

Any application enquiries should be emailed to fdsresearch@shu.ac.uk

 

Selection Process

 

Successful applicants will be required to attend an interview where you will be asked to talk through your research proposal. All interviews will be in person and none will be conducted by Skype. Interview dates are provisionally scheduled for week commencing 10th February 2019. 

 

The Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) and the Policy Press invite applications for the position of an Editor to join the current editorial team for the Voluntary Sector Review from February 2020 to February  2023. Voluntary Sector Review (VSR) is a journal with a growing international profile that publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, accessible papers on third sector research, policy and practice.

 

For further details please click here

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The Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) is pleased to be awarding a 2 year post-doctoral Bridge to the Faculty fellowship with a start date of August 2020. Fellows will have the opportunity to transition to a tenure track faculty position following the completion of the fellowship. The Department of Public Administration at UIC is situated in the College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs (CUPPA). Fellows may also have the opportunity to affiliate with one or more the CUPPA's eight research centers. The fellowship offers competitive salary and benefits including travel support and professional development funds. Please see attached announcement for further details.

 

Kate Albrecht, Kathleen Yang-Clayton, and myself are all attending ARNOVA and would be happy to talk with prospective applicants and answer any questions. Please feel free to share with any interested applicants. 

 

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Associate Professor/Professor Public Economics, Public Finance, Public Budgeting, or Public Financial Management

 

Position and Responsibilities:

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in August 2020 in the Department of Economics or the Department of Public Management and Policy at the Associate or Full Professor level. Due to an expansion in our evidence-based policy research, we are most interested in an experienced scholar who can make a substantial contribution to our applied public finance research cluster which includes the Center for State and Local Finance, the Fiscal Research Center, and the International Center for Public Policy. The ideal candidate will have interest in a leadership role in the cluster and will be a senior member of one of the academic departments. Applicants should have a primary research and teaching interest in public economics, public finance, public budgeting or public financial management, taxation, as well as strong interests in applied policy research. This position requires a doctorate degree from an accredited university in one of the following fields of study: economics, public policy, political science or public management. The hire will have access to unique administrative data and will be interested in using advanced big data empirical techniques. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and senior leadership of the cluster.  The latter will be compensated via administrative release time.

 

Andrew Young School and Campus Environment:

The Andrew Young School is ranked among the top 20 policy schools in the U.S. The school houses five academic departments and outstanding research centers and institutes in health policy, international and domestic public policy, public finance, experimental economics, urban studies, and education policy, among others. Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university located in Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.

 

For additional information about the Andrew Young School: https://aysps.gsu.edu/

 

Qualifications:

 

REQUIRED:

  • Ph.D. in economics, public policy, political science or public management

·         Primary research and teaching interest in public economics, public finance, public budgeting or public financial management, taxation, as well as strong interests in applied policy research. Interest and experience working with policy makers to identify and deliver on a research agenda that produces causal evidence to inform policy aimed at improving child and family welfare

·         Demonstrated success attracting external research funding

·         Ability to pass a full background check

·         Eligible to work in the U.S.

Condition of Work and Benefits

Forty-hour work week                                   

Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System, TIAA, VALIC, & Fidelity

Twelve paid holidays                                     

Sick Leave                                         

Group health and life insurance

Faculty rank and status                      

Social Security

Tenure track                                      

Optional pre-tax benefits

Support for research and professional activities

 

Salary and Rank

Salary commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.  Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.  This position is subject to budgetary approval. 

 

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; curriculum vita; name, address and phone number of three references.  Review of materials will begin December 13 and continue until the position is filled. 

 

Application submission:

 

 

All applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14944). No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited.

 

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.  As a university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and minorities.  

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Job Announcement 

 

Rutgers University, Newark

School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)

 

Faculty Opening in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark

 

The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at the Newark Campus of Rutgers University  seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in fall 2020. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: 

  • public administration and management, 
  • nonprofit management, 
  • local government, and 
  • urban affairs.

We seek applications from highly productive researchers with a solid record of scholarly achievements. Candidates should be able to teach courses in our BA program in public and nonprofit administration and our MPA program (both on-campus and online). Experience with, or interest in, teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds is also important.

 

The appointee will become a core faculty member in a NASPAA-accredited public administration program that is ranked 12th nationally in Public Management/Administration by US News and World Report and holds four other top-20 rankings in Public Affairs and Administration. Geographically, the Newark Campus of Rutgers is a major public university in New Jersey’s largest city and is located just 20 minutes outside of New York City.

 

Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in public administration or a related field at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2019, and will continue until outstanding candidates are identified. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Rutgers-Newark is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

 

Candidates interested in this position should visit http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/39282/ to apply.

 

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WINGS Project Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean


About WINGS


WINGS is a network of 154 philanthropy associations, networks, academic institutions, support organizations, and funders in 52 countries around the world whose purpose is to strengthen, promote and provide leadership on the development of philanthropy and social investment. WINGS’ office is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. However, candidates from other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are encouraged to apply since this can be a remote position.


Job Summary


The Project Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean is the first regional position of WINGS vibrant and growing global network. Working under the direct supervision of the Programs Coordinator, the Project Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean will be responsible for three main objectives.


 Project Coordination: The Coordinator will manage a 2-year project under WINGS strategic priority ‘Supporting the development of philanthropy where is it most needed’. This work includes regional capacity building and knowledge development for philanthropy networks and support organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean with special emphasis on two topics: enabling environment for philanthropy and cultures of giving.
 Network Engagement: The Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day engagement and communication with the Latin American and Caribbean Affinity Group (LAC Group), a task force of 46 individuals and organizations committed to strengthening the landscape of philanthropy in the region, catalyzing relationships between them, organizing online and in-person events, and devising strategies for innovation and growth.
 Communications: The Coordinator will be responsible to produce specific content for WINGS communications channels which include social media, newsletter, blog and website.
The Project Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean will eventually collaborate with other members of the staff on different projects. Main areas of responsibility will include, but are not limited to:
 Develop a detailed project plan to track progress and implement all the activities related to the project ‘Strengthening the Enabling Environment and the Philanthropy Support Ecosystem in Latin America’.
 Coordinate all project activities with the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Affinity Group.
 Design and implement webinars, online meetings and in-person events connected to the project.
 Coordinate the knowledge production of the LAC Affinity Group: research, reports, joint documents, declarations, etc.
 Build and implement a collective strategy for the LAC Affinity Group to engage in specific actions connected to the project objectives.
 Create and implement a knowledge strategy to support the capacity development of WINGS members in Latin America and the Caribbean.
 Ensuring that all activities are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
 Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
 Prepare project proposals and reports and help with ongoing fundraising to sustain WINGS work in the LAC region.
 Work in collaboration with member organizations, consultants, and committees to ensure successful execution of the project.
 Contribute to advance the overall mission of WINGS.
 Position travel up to 10%.

Requirements:

This is a consultant position with a dedication of 3.5 days per week. The Coordinator can be based in any country in Latin America and the Caribbean. A successful candidate will have the following:  Fluency in English and Spanish, including solid writing skills. Other languages are appreciated, in particular Portuguese.  Solid analytical skills. Experience in knowledge management is an asset.  Experience in communications and project management.  Knowledge about the philanthropic sector and global civil society are important assets.  Self-motivation with strong organizational skills.  Ability to work independently and as a member of team; strong interpersonal ability.  Global mindset: openness to and awareness of cultural and geographic diversity.  Strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal communication in English and Spanish and ability to build relationship with a broad range of actors.  Experience abroad, or working with international partners.  Proficiency in the use of computers and database systems. Knowledge of website maintenance, latest information technology, social media and online meetings is welcome.  A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience.  Relevant Bachelor degree.  Master degree or equivalent.

 

How to Apply


To be considered, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and compensation expectations (in USD dollars) as one PDF attachment in English by e-mail to Bia Mion at bmion@wingsweb.org by November 30th. Consideration will begin as soon as applications are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadline.

 

Associate Professor/Professor Public Economics, Public Finance, Public Budgeting, or Public Financial Management

 

Position and Responsibilities:

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in August 2020 in the Department of Economics or the Department of Public Management and Policy at the Associate or Full Professor level. Due to an expansion in our evidence-based policy research, we are most interested in an experienced scholar who can make a substantial contribution to our applied public finance research cluster which includes the Center for State and Local Finance, the Fiscal Research Center, and the International Center for Public Policy. The ideal candidate will have interest in a leadership role in the cluster and will be a senior member of one of the academic departments. Applicants should have a primary research and teaching interest in public economics, public finance, public budgeting or public financial management, taxation, as well as strong interests in applied policy research. This position requires a doctorate degree from an accredited university in one of the following fields of study: economics, public policy, political science or public management. The hire will have access to unique administrative data and will be interested in using advanced big data empirical techniques. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and senior leadership of the cluster.  The latter will be compensated via administrative release time.

 

Andrew Young School and Campus Environment:

The Andrew Young School is ranked among the top 20 policy schools in the U.S. The school houses five academic departments and outstanding research centers and institutes in health policy, international and domestic public policy, public finance, experimental economics, urban studies, and education policy, among others. Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university located in Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.

 

For additional information about the Andrew Young School: https://aysps.gsu.edu/

 

Qualifications:

 

REQUIRED:

  • Ph.D. in economics, public policy, political science or public management

·         Primary research and teaching interest in public economics, public finance, public budgeting or public financial management, taxation, as well as strong interests in applied policy research. Interest and experience working with policy makers to identify and deliver on a research agenda that produces causal evidence to inform policy aimed at improving child and family welfare

·         Demonstrated success attracting external research funding

·         Ability to pass a full background check

·         Eligible to work in the U.S.

Condition of Work and Benefits

Forty-hour work week                                   

Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System, TIAA, VALIC, & Fidelity

Twelve paid holidays                                     

Sick Leave                                         

Group health and life insurance

Faculty rank and status                      

Social Security

Tenure track                                      

Optional pre-tax benefits

Support for research and professional activities

 

Salary and Rank

Salary commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.  Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.  This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; curriculum vita; name, address and phone number of three references.  Review of materials will begin December 13 and continue until the position is filled. 

 

Application submission:

All applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14944). No paper applications will be accepted unless specifically solicited.

 

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.  As a university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and minorities. 

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Postdoctoral Fellowships – Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

 

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIPS

 

The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society brings promising new scholars to Stanford University for 1-2 year appointments as postdoctoral fellows.

 

Currently Stanford PACS is accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowship opportunities for the 2020-21 academic year:

 

 

Each fellow will be affiliated with the relevant Stanford PACS initiative (either the Digital Civil Society Lab or the Program on Democracy and the Internet) and potentially also with a department or school at Stanford University.

The annual fellowship stipend is $67,000, plus the standard benefits that postdoctoral fellows at Stanford University receive, including health insurance and travel funds. The fellowship program falls under U.S. Immigration J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa activities.

The start date of the fellowship will be September 2020, unless otherwise agreed. To assume a postdoctoral fellowship, scholars must have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2020. We cannot consider applications from scholars who earned a PhD earlier than May 1, 2018.

For both of these fellowships, we encourage applications from candidates representing a broad range of disciplines including the social sciences, humanities, law, computer science and engineering.

 

I.                   Program on Democracy and the Internet

 

The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) envisions digital technologies supporting rather than subverting democracy by maximizing the benefits and minimizing the threats through changes in policy, technology, and social and ethical technological norms.

 

Digital technologies are having a profound impact on democracy in the United States and around the world. New communication platforms that give voice to the previously voiceless also empower nefarious actors who seek to undermine democracy, silence journalists and minority groups, manipulate search engines, sow distrust, and more. Concerns about virality, deception, anonymity, echo chambers, and platform information monopolies pose new challenges for democracy in the digital age. Current research to understand these challenges and, on the basis of theory and evidence, craft solutions, remains nascent, fragmented, and incomplete. A strong knowledge base is critical for policy makers, corporate leaders, and technologists to make decisions that protect and promote democracy in the digital age.

 

The Program on Democracy and the Internet is investigating key research themes which include:

 

  • Reform options for platforms to combat hate speech, bots, and disinformation.
  • Algorithmic bias
  • Deteriorating health of digital information ecosystems and its effect on democracy and civil rights
  • Changes in the media landscape due to shifts caused by digital innovation.
  • Impact of the internet on election campaigns and voting.

 

The Program on Democracy and the Internet’s work draws from the social sciences, humanities, engineering, computer science, and the law to understand the challenges digital technologies pose to liberal democracies around the world.

 

Each fellow will collaborate with one of the PDI faculty on PDI research relevant to their field of study and current line of scholarship. The fellows will spend 20 percent of their time working on their own research and 80 percent assisting in the research of one of the PDI directors.  For examples of past work, see the publications page .  In addition, fellows may be asked to coordinate speaker series and seminars. 

 

The program is led by Principal Investigators Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Co-Director of the Cyber Policy Center, Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, and PACS Faculty Co-Director and Professor of Political Science, Rob Reich.

 

PDI is a joint initiative of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) and the Cyber Policy Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

 

For a sense of the scholarship that PDI supports, see: https://pacscenter.stanford.edu/research/project-on-democracy-and-the-internet/projects/ .

 

 

II.                Digital Civil Society Lab

 

The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) envisions an independent civil society that thrives in the digital age through the safe, ethical and effective use of private digital resources for public benefit.

 

The digital age has transformed civil society participation and organization, and it has presented new challenges and threats. Our dependencies on digital software and infrastructure require new insights into how these digital systems work and how an independent civil society can engage them safely, ethically and effectively for mission.

The Digital Civil Society Lab aims to understand how digital technology has transformed civil society and shape these transformations by engaging research, practitioner and policy communities across the interconnected domains that support a thriving and independent civil society in the digital age:

  • Technology: software and hardware designed for the values and interest of civil society actors 
  • Organizations: structures and practices that align with civil society missions and protect institutional independence from markets or governments
  • Policy: legal practices and regulatory frames that protect the building blocks of civil society, including free association, speech, and privacy 
  • Norms: social norms and practices that promote safe and ethical data collection, generation and use, and that support the critical role of civil society in democracies

The Digital Civil Society Lab is investigating key research themes which include:

  • The key dimensions of digital infrastructure and data and how they influence the role of independent civil society in democracies; 
  • Understanding, creating, and expanding access to software, hardware and digital practices that align with the values of civil society in democracies; 
  • The nature of digital data donations and/or the governance mechanisms, enterprise forms, or legal constructs that such donations require; 
  • Understanding interactions between global digital networks, digital activism, and traditional and emergent forms of association in civil society.



    The Lab’s research draws from the humanities, social sciences, engineering, computer science and the law to understand and advance the principles of civil society and democracies in the digital age. 

 

DCSL is an initiative of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) and is led by  Lucy Bernholz, senior research scholar at Stanford PACS, and  Rob Reich, professor of Political Science and faculty co-director of Stanford PACS. 

 

For a sense of the scholarship that DCSL supports, see: https://pacscenter.stanford.edu/research/digital-civil-society-lab/.

 

Please note: Postdoctoral fellows at DCSL are expected to participate fully in a biweekly seminar series at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and are expected to contribute to teaching the Digital Civil Society seminar in partnership with other DCSL faculty, scholars and postdocs.

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

To be considered for a postdoctoral fellowship with either the Program on Democracy and the Internet or with the Digital Civil Society Lab, submit an application via the online application portal .

 

Applicants will be asked to include the following:

 

  • Cover letter detailing the reasons for the applicant’s interest in the fellowship;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Fellowship proposal detailing the research that the applicant would undertake while at Stanford, and how it fits within the research agenda of the specific initiative to which the applicant is applying. In this section, please disclose if you have additional funding arrangements.
  • Writing sample consisting of either a dissertation chapter or a recent published paper. There are no specific page length or formatting requirements for this sample;
  • Graduate transcript with proof that the applicant has completed all the requirements for the PhD, or a letter from their PhD advisor stating when they will do so;
  • Two (or more) Letters of Recommendation. These should be submitted via the application portal.

CONTACT

 

Questions about the Project on Democracy and the Internet should be directed to Eloise Duvillier at eloise@stanford.edu .

 

Questions about the Digital Civil Society Lab should be directed to Heather Noelle Robinson at hnrbnsn@stanford.edu .

 

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission. 

 

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The University of Oregon’s School of Planning, Public Policy and Management is now accepting applications for our first PhD cohort in the fall of 2020! Please feel free to circulate among interested students.

 

There are three available disciplinary tracks students may choose:

 

1.            Community and Regional Planning

2.            Nonprofit Management

3.            Public Administration/Public Policy

 

More information on the program, including a link to the application can be found at: https://pppm.uoregon.edu/grad/phd

 


Search Begins: Fall 2016; Search ends when filled. Position starts: August 1, 2017

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy seeks an exceptional colleague to join the faculty of the first school of its kind. The School is particularly interested in research on philanthropic fundraising, but there is also a broader interest in excellent research and teaching that will advance the field. The incumbent will conduct research and facilitate the translation of new knowledge into improved practice; create a thriving intellectual community to attract outstanding students to research and research-informed practice; expedite the assimilation of new findings to provide direct instruction to practitioners; and share emerging knowledge with practitioners worldwide through conferences, specialized training and publications.

This position is a 10-month open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position. Candidates should have a significant record in the area of philanthropy research, preferably fundraising, though any relevant research with broad impact is highly valued.

The duties of the Professor of Philanthropic Studies will include teaching and mentoring students as well as conducting research, publishing, and providing service to the School, campus, and the field of Philanthropic Studies. The school has a preference for teaching required fundraising courses and expanding the fundraising research agenda.

Search Begins: Fall 2016; Search ends when filled. Position starts: August 1, 2017

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy seeks an exceptional colleague to join the faculty of the first school of its kind. The School is particularly interested in research on philanthropic fundraising, but there is also a broader interest in excellent research and teaching that will advance the field. The incumbent will conduct research and facilitate the translation of new knowledge into improved practice; create a thriving intellectual community to attract outstanding students to research and research-informed practice; expedite the assimilation of new findings to provide direct instruction to practitioners; and share emerging knowledge with practitioners worldwide through conferences, specialized training and publications.

This position is a 10-month open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position. Candidates should have a significant record in the area of philanthropy research, preferably fundraising, though any relevant research with broad impact is highly valued.

The duties of the Professor of Philanthropic Studies will include teaching and mentoring students as well as conducting research, publishing, and providing service to the School, campus, and the field of Philanthropic Studies. The school has a preference for teaching required fundraising courses and expanding the fundraising research agenda.

Search Begins: Fall 2016; Search ends when filled. Position starts: August 1, 2017

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy seeks an exceptional colleague to join the faculty of the first school of its kind. The School is particularly interested in research on philanthropic fundraising, but there is also a broader interest in excellent research and teaching that will advance the field. The incumbent will conduct research and facilitate the translation of new knowledge into improved practice; create a thriving intellectual community to attract outstanding students to research and research-informed practice; expedite the assimilation of new findings to provide direct instruction to practitioners; and share emerging knowledge with practitioners worldwide through conferences, specialized training and publications.

This position is a 10-month open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position. Candidates should have a significant record in the area of philanthropy research, preferably fundraising, though any relevant research with broad impact is highly valued.

The duties of the Professor of Philanthropic Studies will include teaching and mentoring students as well as conducting research, publishing, and providing service to the School, campus, and the field of Philanthropic Studies. The school has a preference for teaching required fundraising courses and expanding the fundraising research agenda.

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