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University at Albany

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UAlbany AI Institute
Public Administration & Policy
Assistant Professor in Public Administration and Policy

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111471308
Date Posted: 12/27/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor in Public Administration and Policy
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Albany, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
A1 -- General Economics
H0 -- General
L3 -- Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise
Public Administration
data analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Public Administration and Policy. The new hire will be a member of the UAlbany AI Institute.

Governments and nonprofit organizations use advanced data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies to inform operations and decisions. This may result in benefits: providing solutions, improving efficiency and performance, and may pose threats to privacy, security, fairness, equity, transparency, and accountability. Realizing benefits and addressing challenges of adopting, implementing and using AI in public and nonprofit environments requires rethinking governance, management, and policy.

We seek candidates with demonstrated research and scholarship in areas of AI from a public administration and policy perspective, including but not limited to: AI policy frameworks; AI governance models; algorithmic transparency, explainability, and accountability; AI impact on internal operations and public service delivery; organizational challenges and routines for successful AI; ethical foundations for data science and AI policy-making; regulating AI in society versus data-driven policy-making; public policy and trustworthy AI.
We seek candidates who complement the department's existing expertise in digital government, technology-driven innovation, data privacy and security, data analytics, and data science for policy making.

Minimum Qualifications: 

PhD in Public Administration, Public Policy, or related field, from a college or university accredited by U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization by May 2023.
Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
Evidence of artificial intelligence in their existing research program.
Scholarship addressing big questions in public administration and policy related to AI, automated decision-making, and technology and their implications for public and nonprofit organizations, creating public value, and justice, equity, and diversity.
A record of, or demonstrated potential for, successfully publishing research on topics that address the big questions above.
A record of, or demonstrated potential for, successfully teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Public Administration and Policy.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Record of research in the field of Public Administration and Policy.
Experience teaching in multiple modalities (in-person and/or online)
Record of scholarship that is problem-driven rather than method-driven.
Demonstrated potential for seeking external funding for research.
Full ad:

Applicants MUST submit these documents:

Curriculum Vitae
Cover letter 
Writing sample or publication
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, student evaluations)
Contact information for three references
Review of applications starts on January 12, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. 


Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2023