Job: Division Director, University of Memphis Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration

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    Jason Sonnenfelt

    The University of Memphis

    Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration

    Director, Associate/Full Professor

    The Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at The University of Memphis seeks to hire an inspired scholar as Director, at either the Associate or Full Professor rank, beginning fall of 2012. The Director will hold a 9-month tenure-track faculty appointment.

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in public administration or a closely related field. The successful candidate should be an outstanding scholar and teacher in public and nonprofit management. Faculty engaged in research, teaching, and outreach activities in the nonprofit sector are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should be a recognized researcher and accomplished teacher in public and nonprofit administration; demonstrate a high level of administrative competence; possess a record of successful fundraising; and have a history of initiating and managing effective community/university partnerships for organizational and community transformation.

    The Director reports to the Head of the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy and is a member of the School’s Executive Committee. The Director should be a skilled organizational leader able to: engage faculty in developing a strategic vision and development plan for the Division; support the intellectual and professional development of faculty and staff; devise and manage budgets; assist faculty in designing research and curricula that maintains the Division as one of the leading accredited public and nonprofit administration programs in the Mid-South; and advance the organizational development and public service efforts of local and regional public agencies and nonprofit organizations.

    The Division offers an undergraduate public and nonprofit management minor and the American Humanics Nonprofit Management Certificate and an NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration degree with concentrations in Nonprofit Administration and Public Management and Policy and certificates in American Humanics Nonprofit Management and Local Government Management. The Division offers instruction on the University of Memphis’ Main and Satellite Campuses as well as online (See: for additional program information).

    The University of Memphis is a metropolitan research university with a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 23,000 students. The University is committed to making a significant contribution to the economic, social, and cultural development of the Greater Memphis, Delta, and Mid-South Regions through engaged scholarship.

    Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2011 and may continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curricula vita, university transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references electronically at: For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Linda Bennett, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] .

    Successful candidates must meet the guidelines of the Immigration Reform Act of 1986. The University of Memphis, one of the Tennessee Board of Regents institutions, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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