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Continuing Track, Assistant Professor, Research or Associate Professor, Research, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration

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College / VP Area: Biden School Public Pol/Admin
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Public Policy & Administration, Full Time

The University of Delaware’s Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration seeks a faculty member to work with the school’s Center for Community Research & Service (CCRS) and develop and maintain a research agenda that complements CCRS’s work in housing and health services research.

Assistant or Associate Research Professor (non-tenure track)

The position will hold a faculty appointment in the Biden School and will be affiliated with CCRS. This is a non-tenure track full time Assistant or Associate Professor with a 12-month, full-year appointment and is renewable on an annual basis.  Rank is commensurate to relevant experience and research record. CCRS will provide support for the initial one-year period, after which the candidate will be expected to cover a substantial share of their time with extramural funding awards. The primary duties will be to engage in research that fits with or is complementary to CCRS’s applied research in the areas of housing and homelessness, and in health services centered on Medicaid and Medicaid-eligible populations.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding to support their research and should be willing to work with CCRS researchers on projects related to housing and/or Medicaid in Delaware. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. (academic discipline is open) by Fall 2023 and a scholarly record (including but not limited to scholarly publications, conference presentations, and funding) that demonstrates the ability to lead research projects. The school seeks candidates who appropriately incorporate diversity and equity in their research and who will collaborate with colleagues, students, and community-based organizations. Responsibilities may also include some teaching in areas related to the candidate’s areas of expertise.

The Center for Community Research and Service (CCRS) has, since 1972, engaged in community-based research, development, and service activities in Delaware and beyond. The programs in CCRS share a commitment to enhancing the well-being of people and places, particularly those that experience disadvantages relative to other communities. CCRS has active research programs focusing on housing and homelessness, and on health services research (in partnership with the State of Delaware’s Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance). In addition, CCRS also administers Public Allies Delaware (part of the AmeriCorps national service network); KIDS COUNT in Delaware (in conjunction with the Annie E. Casey Foundation); and provides technical assistance, continuing education, and other support to community development initiatives and community-based non-profit organizations throughout Delaware. For additional information on CCRS, go to:

The Joseph R. Biden, Jr. 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 the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at Review of applications will commence on March 1 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Steve Metraux (

The University of Delaware and the Biden School are 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


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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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