Cleveland State University, Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, Public Finance/Budgeting

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Reference: JOB36585
Application deadline: CLOSED

Duties: The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position to help provide education in the area public finance/budgeting beginning August 19, 2013. The newly hired faculty member must be able to contribute to our national ranking in urban policy/city management and be able to support the university's mission in engaged learning, and its cross-campus initiatives in health and sustainable communities. The successful candidate will contribute to our existing strengths in public finance and budgeting in our academic programs and applied research centers. The candidate will teach primarily in our public administration, urban studies, and public management degrees and related specialization areas. The hiring for this position is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs webpage can be found at:

Minimum: Ph.D. in public administration, political science, public policy, economics, finance, or a related field; ABD candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2013. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in public financial management and/or public budgeting as well as general public administration, and to contribute to the areas of urban policy and public management. Demonstrated interest in state and local public financial management. A research record commensurate with rank.

Preferred: Research expertise in local budgeting and finance, with interest in one or more of the following areas: taxation policy, governmental accounting, local government finance law, not-for-profit finance, or infrastructure finance. Ability and interest in raising external funding, and working with the Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center, the Public Management Program, or other applied research centers and programs in the College. The ability to advance understanding of local finance in evolving revenue climates and in slow-growth metropolitan areas.

The Levin College and Cleveland State University
The Levin College is ranked among the top eight schools of urban affairs in the nation and three programs in the college are nationally ranked. Located in downtown Cleveland, Cleveland State University enrolls 17,000 students.

Candidates should submit a personal statement covering research, teaching, and service interests and expertise. The statement should also include information on which courses currently offered at the Levin College he or she is qualified to teach and describe a new course that could be brought to the college. A curriculum vita, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample syllabus, if available, should also be submitted. Please include a list of three references with contact information. Applications are only being accepted on-line for this position to the following email address:

Administrative questions can be directed to: Ms. Valerie Hicks, at ( Further information regarding these positions can be obtained by contacting Professor Robert Simons, Search Committee Chair, at For full consideration application materials should be received by November 30, 2012.

Cleveland State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.