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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Martin School faculty and staff are working partly remotely for the fall 2020 semester. Please email us with general questions. Click here to find faculty and staff contact information. Click here for details on UK's plan for Fall 2020

Job Announcements

Postdoctoral Scholar

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky invites applications for up to two postdoctoral scholar positions in education policy. The scholars will collaborate on research activities with faculty mentors Dr. Rajeev Darolia and Dr. Ron Zimmer, with one scholar expected to work on topics related to higher education and the labor market, and the other scholar expected to work on projects related to K-12 education policy. The postdoctoral scholars are expected to work with unique large-scale administrative data and interact directly with policy and agency partners.

This is a full-time position, with the appointment anticipated to begin in summer or fall 2020. The postdoctoral appointments will initially be for one year, but will ideally be filled as a two-year position, with the second year contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and review of applications will begin immediately. All interested applicants should send an online application at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/271852. To apply, please submit:

  1. Cover letter describing your interest in the position, your career goals, and a description of how you satisfy the desired qualifications
  2. CV
  3. Writing sample
  4. Names and contact information of three references.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Rajeev Darolia. The search will remain open until the position is filled. However, the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately.

Apply for the Post-Doctoral Scholar position

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Public Policy and Administration

The Martin School of Public Administration at the University of Kentucky seeks applicants for a full-time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (9-month appointment, non-tenure track) beginning August 2020. Lecturers are vital to the teaching mission and vibrant undergraduate program in the School. The successful candidate should have prior teaching experience. One to the three years of work experience in the government or non-profit sector is preferable, but not required. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in public policy or closely related fields by the time the appointment begins.

Responsibilities will include teaching in the new undergraduate public policy major and will serve as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The successful candidate will also help in the development of the undergraduate curriculum. The initial contract is for two years and may be renewed, subject to performance. Lecturers are eligible for promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer after a minimum of 5 years of continuous full-time service.

The Martin School is traditionally ranked in the top 25 public affairs programs according to U.S. News and World Report and is entering an exciting new period with a new undergraduate major in public policy.

Applications must include the following: a letter of application (upload under cover letter), curriculum vitae, statement of university teaching experience and philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1), sample course syllabi (upload under Specific Request 2), summary of teaching evaluations (upload under Specific Request 3), and contact information for three professional references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Ron Zimmer. The search will remain open until the position is filled. However, the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately.

Apply for the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Public Policy and Administration position.

Inquire with Dr. Ron Zimmer about this position.

Endowed Professor in Public Policy

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for an endowed professor of public policy. This position, beginning Fall 2020, will carry tenure at the rank of senior associate or full professor. We seek a leading scholar with strong scholarship in public policy issues.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of applications beginning December 1, 2019. Please include the following information when applying for this position:

1. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
2. Current/Updated Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. References will not be contacted without expressed permission from the selected candidate.

Apply for the Endowed Professor of Public Policy.

Inquire with Dr. Eugenia Toma, search committee chair, about this Public Policy position.

Associate Professor or Professor, Public and Nonprofit Management

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a position in public management beginning as early as spring, 2020 and no later than fall, 2020. The position will carry tenure at the rank of associate or professor. Ideal candidates will apply public management scholarship to a substantive area such as environmental, health, social policy, or nonprofit management. We seek outstanding scholars who can contribute to our Ph.D. program, our professional master’s degree programs, and/or a new undergraduate degree in public policy.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with review of applications beginning September 3, 2019. Please include a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three references along with application. 

Apply for the Associate or Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management position.

Inquire with Dr. Eugenia Toma, search committee chair, about the Public and Nonprofit Management position.