Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Kennesaw State University

Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Kennesaw State University

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Public Administration faculty position.

The School of Government and International Affairs offers Bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and International Affairs, a Master of Public Administration, and a Master of Science in International Policy Management. We also offer several Minors and Certificate programs.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University prepare students with a Liberal Arts education that empowers them to understand the human condition, to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century, and to become contributing citizens in a global society.


Position Qualifications – Responsibilities: Primary teaching responsibilities include graduate courses in the core curriculum of our NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in budgeting, financial management, state and local government, urban and regional planning, and other areas open to the interests and preparation of the applicant. Commitment to excellence in teaching complemented by strong scholarship and engagement in service, program management, curriculum design, student learning outcome assessment, and working in a diverse community is expected. The successful applicant will have documented evidence of teaching excellence and will maintain a productive research program that can successfully compete for external funding. Strong scholarship, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. Faculty in the School teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

Desired qualifications: Ability to teach courses in systems administration or information security is a plus.

Required Qualifications

Required Education – Experience (minimum qualifications): Qualifications include PhD in public administration, public policy, political science or related discipline with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and scholarship.

About Us

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.



Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Contact Information

For questions about this job posting, please contact Dr. Jerry Herbel,, or 470-578-7746, Search Committee Chair, School of Government and International Affairs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.  Participant ID: 61415