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Tenure-Track, Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, Biden School Public Pol/Admin

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


University of Delaware, Biden School Public Policy/Administration 

Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor


The Joseph R. Biden Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration invites applications for a tenure-track faculty in political economy at the advanced assistant or associate level. Preference given to candidates with research interests and expertise in the quantitative analysis of issues related to democratic institutions, public policy and democracy, or civic engagement. The successful candidate will contribute to the research, public service, and educational missions of the Biden School and help support the SNF Ithaca Initiative by addressing civic engagement, civil discourse, or the role of media in democracy.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Public Policy, Public Administration, Economics, Political Science, or a related field and a scholarly record of publication that is appropriate to the academic rank of appointment. Candidates who currently hold tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level are strongly encouraged to apply. All new hires in the Biden School are expected to compete for external research support. Candidates must also demonstrate potential for high-quality teaching and show the ability to contribute to the Biden School teaching mission at the undergraduate, master’s, and/or doctoral levels.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a recent publication or manuscript, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a research statement and three (3) contact reference. Letters of reference will be requested at time of applicaton submittion. Additional information may be requested after initial review of applicants.

Submit inquiries, but not application materials or letters of reference, to the search committee chair, Dr. Timothy J. Shaffer at    

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, but applications received by November 30, 2023 will receive full consideration. Preliminary interviews will occur via Zoom.

Salary, benefits, teaching load, and research support are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


About the University

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware ( combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located on an attractive campus in Newark, Delaware, roughly an hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and about 2 hours from New York and Washington, D.C., the University is a state-assisted institution with a strong private endowment and selective admission. It is one of the oldest land-grant and sea-grant institutions in the nation. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies University of Delaware as an R1 research university with very high research activity. In addition, UD is a Carnegie Community Engaged University for its mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources with the local community and state.  The University ranks #76 among the nations best overall universities and #36 among top public national universities according to U.S. News & World Report.  The University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students each year.


About the School

Named for the 46th president​​ of the United States​, The Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware is is ranked #28 overall among 269 national public affairs schools by U.S. News and World Report. We are a globally recognized, comprehensive school of public affairs that offers twenty-two degree options including undergraduate, 4+1, master’s, and doctoral education. Faculty and Staff conduct interdisciplinary and policy-oriented research on critical contemporary issues and carry out public service that improves the quality of life in Delaware, the nation, and the world. Within the University of Delaware, the Biden School serves as an intellectual hub for public policy and administration work and has strengths in:

•           Public Finance and Budgeting

•           Nonprofit Management

•           Public Management and Leadership

•           Civil Discourse and Civic Engagement

•           Disaster Science and Emergency Management

•           Energy and Environmental Policy

•           Public Health Policy and Management

•           Education and Social Policy

•           Urban Policy

•           Public Policy Analysis


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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