Position Number: D96575
The Hatfield School of Government (HSOG) Director is responsible for providing intellectual leadership by fostering inquiry and collaboration among faculty and Center and Institute staff. The Director oversees and coordinates, with the chairs of HSOG's Departments, the interdisciplinary Master of Public Policy and PhD in Public Affairs and Policy programs.
The Director will typically be responsible for teaching one course per term related to those degrees, however, this expectation will be reviewed each year with the Dean and may be reduced given academic leadership and other responsibilities and initiatives in the School.
The Director also oversees all HSOG Centers' and Institutes' operations, appoints their respective Directors, provides assistance for research and outreach, and facilitates collaborative activities. 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.
An earned doctorate in one of HSOG's disciplines or a related field, and scholarly credentials commensurate with appointment at the rank of tenured full Professor.
Ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to work with diverse student population.
Successful completion of a background check.
Experience directing a center or institute with focus on interdisciplinary collaboration.
A senior academic of substantial and widely recognized accomplishments who is committed to interdisciplinary scholarship.
Ability to create – with faculty, staff and students – a clear, strategic, and compelling vision for how HSOG can grow, expand its impact, and increase extramural funding. A collaborative approach to leadership and management, and skills to foster the development of common goals, teamwork, and partnerships between the Departments, Centers and Institutes is essential. The Director is expected to work productively with a diverse staff, across multiple disciplines and topic areas, and with numerous organizations and constituencies both internal and external to PSU.