Recent News (updated January 2015)
New Year's Greeting
Dear PNP members,
I am really glad to send on behalf of the whole PNP leadership, our best wishes for this holiday season: to you and your loved ones.
I look forward to meeting you all in Vancouver this Summer. It will be a great conference, as always.
Btw don't forget the deadline for the 2015 AOM Conference is approaching, we look forward to receiving you submissions.
PNP Division Chair
Public and Non Profit (PNP) PDW Special Instructions
Public and Non Profit (PNP)
PDW Chair:Deneen M. Hatmaker, University of Connecticut, firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 PNP Division Professional Development Workshops: Call for Proposals
The Public and Nonprofit Division (PNP) encourages creative PDW proposals that relate to the 2015 Conference theme of Opening Governance.
These sessions will be held Friday August 7 and Saturday August 8 from 8:00am to 8:00 pm.
We are especially interested in proposals that
- Showcase the conference theme explicitly through public and nonprofit management issues;
- Complement our Doctoral Student Consortium (job searching, career development, course development, publishing, etc.);
- Explore teaching and research in different settings (e.g. international, interdisciplinary, cross-sector);
- Examine timely and important issues for research and teaching;
- Foster collaboration between practitioners and academics; and/or
- Invite and encourage co-sponsorship with other divisions and have varied and multiple participants.
We encourage creative and innovative workshops that encourage interaction among participants. We discourage workshops that serve merely as traditional paper presentations; such proposals are less likely to be accepted.
The deadline for proposals is January 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). Please submit your PDW proposals at http://aom.org/annualmeeting/submission/. Only electronic submissions are accepted. The submission system opens in early November. We encourage you to submit your proposal early!
Contact PNP's PDW Chair, Deneen M. Hatmaker, at email@example.com with questions.
Academy of Management | Public and Nonprofit (PNP)
Call for Submissions & Notice of Award Opportunities
Vancouver, British Columbia | Aug 7-11, 2015
2015 PNP Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions
About the PNP Division. The Public and Nonprofit Division (PNP) of the Academy of Management focuses on multidisciplinary, multi-method research on public and nonprofit organizations. Relevant Topics for Submission. All topics relevant to PNP’s interests are welcome, including those related to organizational behavior, decision making, strategy, transparency and accountability, publicness, diversity and inclusion, human resource management, collaboration and conflict, public service and community building, performance measurement and management, public service motives, theories of governance and the social and ethical dimensions of public and non-profit activity. We are also interested in topics of organizational management, processes, social innovation/enterprise, and performance as they relate to public, NGOs/nonprofit organizations. International perspectives and comparisons are encouraged. Submissions related to the 2015 Academy of Management Program theme, Opening Governance, are particularly welcome.
Instructions for Submission. We seek completed papers and proposals for panels and symposia. The deadline for submissions is January 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time) at http://aom.org/annualmeeting/submission/ Only electronic submissions are accepted. The submission system opens in early November.
PNP Division Awards. The PNP Division is home to the following awards:
**The Charles J. Levine Award for the Best Conference Paper
** Best Doctoral Student Conference Paper, sponsored by Sage Publications
**Best Dissertation Award, sponsored by Jossey-Bass
**Best Book Award, from published works of the last three years
**Best Article Award for publications in the previous calendar year
**The Carlo Masini Award for an outstanding conference paper addressing the behavior of public and/or nonprofit organizations.
** Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART-PNP) Top Reviewer Award
** Keith G. Provan Award for Distinguished Scholarship
For more information on the awards and nomination processes please see the Division's website at http://division.aomonline.org/pnp/.
Questions and comments should be addressed to the PNP Division's 2015 program chair, Robert K. Christensen, University of Georgia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our division (PNP) relies on voluntary reviewers. Please review for this conference by visiting: http://aom.org/annualmeeting/review/ We are grateful to Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART) for sponsoring the Top-Ten Reviewer Award! See: http://division.aomonline.org/PNP/awards.html
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Chair, Best Book Award Committee: Amy E. Smith: UMass, Boston
Chair, Best Dissertation Award Committee: Jill Nicholson-Crotty,
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Two Faculty Positions for the
Center for Public & Nonprofit Management (CPNM)
School of Public Administration
University of Central Florida
The School of Public Administration (SPA) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applicants for two faculty positions to enhance research capacity of the SPA’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM). The positions are 9 month, tenured/tenure track openings with a start date of August, 2015.
The School: The School offers a B.A. / B.S. in Public Administration, a NASPAA accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM), Master of Research Administration and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning in both on-line and face-to-face modalities. The School’s MPA and MNM programs are ranked in the Top 100 Graduate Programs (in each area) in the U.S. News & World Report National Rankings. The School also offers undergraduate minors and graduate certificate programs in Urban and Regional Planning, Nonprofit Management, and Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Faculty of the School also participates in the Ph.D. program in Public Affairs, an interdisciplinary program housed within the College of Health and Public Affairs.
The Center: The mission of the CPNM is to strengthen communities through relevant research and capacity building services to public and nonprofit organizations. Four core research areas define research activity of CPNM affiliated faculty and students, working across disciplines: Civic Engagement & Democracy, Collaborative Governance, Diversity & Inclusiveness, and Sustainability.
Professor and Director of the CPNM (Position #37214): The successful applicant will be expected to strengthen the community-engaged research of the CPNM, provide strategic direction for CPNM’s future growth, maintain and strengthen existing multi-year CPNM initiatives, develop new community-based initiatives, and oversee the development of growing national and international research initiatives and training partnerships. Furthermore, and broadly defined, the successful applicant will maintain an individually active research agenda in public and/or nonprofit management to include ongoing applications for and receipt of grants and contracts from multiple governmental and non-governmental sources. The successful applicant will represent CPNM research activity to external constituencies, as well as teach in the graduate programs in public and nonprofit management for the SPA.
Required Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in public administration or other relevant fields from an accredited institution; Experience as a center/institute director or department chair; record of receiving external funding from non-governmental and governmental sources.
Additional Preferred Qualifications: Experience conducting community-engaged research and engaging practitioners in translating research into practice; A record of successful scholarly publications of community-engaged research; Demonstrated ability for working in inter-disciplinary research teams; Commitment to partnering and mentoring colleagues, as well as students to enhance research; A record of strong teaching performance.
Associate Professor and Research Associate in the CPNM (Position #32212): The successful applicant will be expected to help strengthen the community-engaged research activity of the CPNM, support CPNM’s future growth, and develop community-based research and service initiatives. Furthermore and broadly defined, the successful applicant will maintain an individually active research agenda in public and/or nonprofit management to include ongoing applications for and receipt of grants and contracts from multiple governmental and non-governmental sources. Lastly, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management and other CPNM leadership and staff in all of these activities. The applicant will teach in the graduate programs in public and nonprofit management in SPA.
Required Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in public administration or other relevant fields from an accredited institution; A record of receiving external funding from non-governmental and governmental sources.
Additional Preferred Qualifications: Experience conducting community-engaged research and engaging practitioners in translating research into practice; record of successful scholarly publications of community-engaged research; Demonstrated ability for working in inter-disciplinary research teams; record of strong teaching performance.
Application Process: To apply for these positions, please visit www.jobswithucf.com and attach the following information to complete your application package: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application (indicating the specific position of application and describing your experience and qualifications); and (3) the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials available to the public upon request. For further questions about the position, please contact Charmaine Vote, Coordinator of Administrative Services at Charmaine.Vote@ucf.edu.
The School of Public Administration invites applicants for the position of director of the school, a 12-month tenured position at the associate or full professor level, to begin July 2015. The successful candidate will provide academic and administrative leadership (i.e., management of human resources, budget, strategic planning, academic programming, fundraising), facilitate programs of individual and collaborative research, support and mentor faculty in necessary steps to secure external funding, work with the chairs and directors of other departments/schools within the college to promote the college mission, and promote a collegial and collaborative environment.
The School of Public Administration offers a B.A./B.S. in Public Administration, a NASPAA accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM), Master of Research Administration and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning in both on-line and face-to-face modalities. The school’s MPA and MNM programs are ranked in the Top 100 Graduate Programs (in each area) in the U.S. News and Worlds Report National Rankings. The school also offers undergraduate minors and graduate certificate programs in Urban and Regional Planning, Nonprofit Management, and Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Faculty of the school also participate in the Ph.D. program in Public Affairs, an interdisciplinary program housed within the College of Health and Public Affairs.
The University of Central Florida (UCF) is the second largest university in the United States, located in Orlando, Florida, with a student population of approximately 60,000 students. The school is within the College of Health and Public Affairs, one of twelve academic colleges within UCF, and both the university and college stress the importance of community engagement and partnerships, and offer the unique opportunity for collaborative research and work with dedicated community professions in a wide range of policy and management areas, both within and outside of academia.
Position Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Public Administration or Policy, or a D.P.A., and have previously achieved the rank of at least a tenured associate professor in his or her academic career. Additionally, the successful candidate must have prior experience serving in an administrative capacity within higher education, such as serving in such role(s) as program coordinator, center director, department chair, dean, or other appropriate leadership level experience within the university setting. The successful candidate will be a person who would be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate or full professor upon hire and, therefore, have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement and teaching experience commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
Candidates who have budget management experience, the ability to effectively articulate and further the visions of the school, and the ability to develop and maintain productive collaborative relationships with university administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni. Finally, the successful candidate should have a vision and the skill set needed for engagement with community stakeholders and with individuals affiliated with state and federal agencies, foundations, and other nongovernmental organizations through community partnerships.
Additional Application Materials Required
To apply for this position, please visit www.jobswithucf.com and attach the following information: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of intent succinctly describing your experience as related to the candidate qualifications delineated above, as well as your vision for the school; and 3) the names, addresses, and phone numbers of five professional references.
NOTE: Applicants must have all documents ready when applying online so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. UCF is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials available to the public upon request. For further questions about the position, please contact James Beckman, Search Committee Chair, at James.Beckman@ucf.edu.
PHD PROGRAM IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AT PENN STATE HARRISBURG
(2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR)
Assistantships are available for full-time PhD students in public administration at Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, beginning the academic year of 2015-2016 for up to four years of study. The assistantships will be awarded to those applicants who demonstrate their ability and motivation to pursue a PhD study.
The Information about the PhD program faculty members, current students, alumni, program structure, and application requirements can be found at http://harrisburg.psu.edu/public-affairs/public-administration/doctor-philosophy-public-administration.
Applicants for the assistantships should hold a master’s degree in public administration, public policy, or a related field such as business, economics, political science, or sociology. Applicants with master’s degrees in other fields also will be considered. They should submit the scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), with official verification; three letters of reference attesting to both academic and professional capabilities (at least two of the three letters should be from academic sources, such as prior professors or academic advisers); a letter outlining applicant’s background and academic objectives; a recent personal vita; and a substantial academic paper written for a previous graduate course (e.g., a seminar paper). International applicants should also submit their scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Applications will be received through Penn State University’s Graduate Application website (http://www.gradsch.psu.edu or http://harrisburg.psu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions). Those applicants who apply for full-time study and request financial assistance will be considered for these assistantships.
Once the PhD program admission committee reviews applications, qualified applicants will be interviewed by the committee members, in-person or via the Internet, to determine the compatibility of their academic and research interests with those of the faculty members in the program.
The application deadline is January 15, 2015. Late applications may be considered if assistantships are still available.
About Penn State Harrisburg:
Penn State Harrisburg is an undergraduate college and graduate school of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions in the nation and the world. Located eight miles east of Harrisburg in Middletown, PA, the campus enrolls close to 5000 residential students and about 4000 online students in more than 60 associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. Prospective students can find more information about the campus, academic programs, and support services at http://hbg.psu.edu/prospective/.
Bing Ran, PhD
School of Public Affairs
Pennsylvania State University
777 W. Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
Phone: +1 717 948 6057
Fax: +1 717 948 6320
The Public Administration Department at North Carolina State University is excited to announce that we are recruiting for two tenure-track faculty positions to begin in Fall 2015. One position seeks an energetic scholar at the rank of assistant professor who is able to contribute research and teaching the area of Nonprofit Leadership and Management. The second position is for a tenure-track assistant professor whose research and teaching interests are in the areas of public budgeting and/or financial management. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.
North Carolina State University’s Department of Public Administration is home to both an MPA and a doctoral program in public administration. NC State is located in Raleigh, NC which has been identified as one of the best places to live and work by Forbes magazine (http://www.forbes.com/best-places-for-business/list/) and BusinessWeek (http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/which-is-americas-best-city-09202011.html).
For more information, please click here: position 1; position 2.
Branda Nowell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor – Public Administration
School of Public and International Affairs
North Carolina State University