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Visiting Lecturer, Public Administration

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As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

The Opportunity

The School of Public Administration (SPA) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applicants for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure earning, visiting lecturer with an anticipated start date of August 2023. This is a visiting position, renewable annually for up to four academic years, and will be located at the UCF Downtown campus in Orlando, FL.

The selected candidate will teach courses in public administration, public policy, emergency management, urban and regional planning, and nonprofit management for the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The faculty member will be expected to assist in departmental administration and community outreach, in addition to providing service to the university, college, community, and academic discipline.

The School of Public Administration offers a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration and Master of Nonprofit Management (first accredited program in the world by NASPAA) programs, a PAB-accredited Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, undergraduate public administration, nonprofit management, and emergency management degrees, and graduate and undergraduate certificate programs or minors (Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, and Urban and Regional Planning). The school also has a Ph.D. program in Public Affairs. The School of Public Administration has one of the largest PA programs in the Southeast, with active partnerships with state and local government and community nonprofit agencies. The school is housed in the College of Community Innovation and Education and is in a state-of-the-art facility with access to fully equipped multimedia classrooms at the UCF Downtown Orlando campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, or a related field by the start of the appointment period. Minimum one year of  teaching experience in public administration or related fields in either face-to-face or online formats is expected.

Preferred Qualifications:

Local government or nonprofit work experience; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a diverse range of students; and a strong command of public speaking.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/ . In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcript (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to: Stephanie Krick at Stephanie.Krick@ucf.edu.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

This is a visiting, non-tenure earning, 9-month appointment with benefits, annually renewable for up to four academic years (maximum).

Job Close Date:

Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled ’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/ ).

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger , and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.


College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) - School of Public Administration

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at  http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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