Portland State University is seeking a Director of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Click here to view position profile. CLICKHERE
Location: Portland, Oregon
The Director of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government (HSOG) provides leadership and coordination among its various Programs, Centers, and Institutes, and articulates a strategic vision for how the School can thrive and expand its impact. The Director works with a diverse staff, across multiple disciplines and topic areas, and with numerous organizations and constituencies both internal and external to the University. In particular, the Director's role is to: 1) Raise the visibility of the School in the community, state and nation; 2) Seek extramural projects and funding related to research and partnerships; 3) Support advancement of Centers and Institutes in the School and their connectivity to the community and to the broader University; 4) Oversee the School's two interdisciplinary degree programs: Master of Public Policy and PhD in Public Affairs and Policy; and 5) Recognize and promote connectivity among School faculty, staff, and students.
The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs and sits on the Dean's Executive Committee. This is a twelve-month position, with a five-year renewable term, and will be offered to the candidate of choice with indefinite tenure at the rank of professor. The Director typically teaches one course in each of the three terms of the academic year, often in the interdisciplinary degree programs, but teaching responsibilities are negotiable.
Doctorate in one of HSOG's disciplines or a related field, and scholarly achievement commensurate with appointment at the rank of tenured full Professor. Candidates of extraordinary accomplishment outside academia may also be considered.
Administrative experience directing an academic unit, program, center, or institute.
Passion for and experience in interdisciplinary research and/or teaching.
Experience working with community partners and other stake holders, with a track record of securing external funding and contracts.
Ability to work productively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state