The Director will be expected to lead the development and growth of a successful joint program that includes a Master of Public Policy (program under development) and an existing Master of Public Administration. UAA is committed to building high quality programs that will achieve NASPAA accreditation. An earned doctorate in a discipline related to public policy or public administration is required. A minimum of four years of previous academic experience is required. Candidates must have established an academic record consistent with the expectations for tenure at CBPP, including demonstrated success in teaching and in research (including published, refereed scholarship.) Previous experience with NASPAA accreditation is strongly preferred. Previous experience in academic leadership at chair, director, associate dean, or equivalent level preferred. Appointment may include a tenure-track faculty appointment at associate or full professor.

The CBPP is accredited by AACSB International. The University of Alaska Anchorage is a comprehensive public institution with over 14,000 students. UAA offers graduate, baccalaureate, and associate degrees through its main campus in Anchorage, community campuses throughout the region and various extension sites. UAA is part of the statewide University of Alaska System.

The CBPP seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. Anchorage is a diverse, thriving, modern city of nearly 300,000 residents. Over 95 languages are spoken in Anchorage offering a rich cultural life. Anchorage also offers outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities and excellent social and cultural amenities. For more information about living in Anchorage, consult:

Application deadline: April 12, 2018. The listing will remain open until filled. International candidates welcome and those with arctic policy experience are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information and to submit an application, please look at the job announcement.