Visiting Asst Prof Public Policy or Public Finance

Albany, NY

University at Albany

Visiting Assistant Professor (Public Policy or Public Finance)
Department of Public Administration & Policy
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
University at Albany, State University of New York

The Department of Public Administration & Policy at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy invites applications for a visiting assistant professor in public policy or public finance beginning fall 2021 for one year. Candidates must be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, specifically in the areas of microeconomics and statistics.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in diverse policy areas including education, environment, health, public finance, or others. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants are expected to teach a 2-2 load, likely consisting of two sections of masters-level microeconomics, one section of statistics (either masters or undergraduate), and an undergraduate public policy elective based on their teaching interests and agreement with the department’s graduate and undergraduate program directors.

Applicants must have a doctorate by September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will likely have a degree in public administration, public policy, public affairs, or an allied field such as economics or public health. Additionally, applicants must 1) be willing to participate and collaborate in departmental activities involving graduate and undergraduate students and 2) possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively―orally and in writing―to diverse audiences.

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Please apply online via

Applicants must also submit the following materials through Interview Exchange (or emailed to

  • A cover letter addressed to Dr. Luis F. Luna-Reyes, Chair of the Search Committee
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample
  • Teaching evaluations, if available
  • Three letters of recommendation, and
  • Graduate transcripts

Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with culturally diverse populations. A doctorate must be from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants who are in the process of completing their doctorate must be enrolled in an accredited program. 

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

About Rockefeller College and the University at Albany
Rockefeller College is home to a diverse group of scholars interested in teaching and research on issues of importance in the public and nonprofit sectors. Ranked 19th overall by US News and World Report, the Department of Public Administration and Policy offers an undergraduate major, a Master of Public Administration (MPA), and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy. The Department is nationally ranked in information technology management, public management, public policy analysis, non-profit management, and public finance and budgeting. We actively seek and support demographic diversity in our faculty and student body. To learn more about the Department visit our website at

Rockefeller College is part of the University at Albany. Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to access Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

Additional Information
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link



Posted: 03/29/2021