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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Civil Discourse

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Public Policy & Administration, Full Time

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Civil Discourse


The University of Delaware’s Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration invites applications for a Professor or advanced Associate Professor to fill the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professorship in Civil Discourse.  We seek an exceptional colleague with a record of research excellence at the intersection of civil discourse and Public Policy and Administration, defined broadly.  Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree at the time of application and will have a scholarly record appropriate to the academic rank of the appointment that includes peer-reviewed scholarly publications, an active research agenda, and experience or commitment to developing an education and engagement program on civil discourse. Ideal candidates will have a record of or commitment to seeking external funding and demonstrated contributions to scholarship in public administration and policy. Responsibilities will include maintaining a high impact research agenda that has the potential to appear in top field and specialty journals, engaging with external constituents through the Biden Institute, developing and teaching courses on civil discourse, and advising students.


The Biden School of Public Policy and Administration engages faculty, professional staff, and students from a variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds in the classroom, on public service and research project teams, and in collaboration with outside organizations. The Biden School offers a range of undergraduate majors and graduate degrees.


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at For additional information, please contact the committee chair Kim Isett (


The University of Delaware and the Biden School is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. We value diversity of race, religion, color, sex, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and national origin. We aspire to increase the diversity of our faculty. We particularly welcome candidates from underrepresented groups and those with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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