Faculty Search Announcement: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs NYU/Wagner

NYU Wagner seeks an academically distinguished and tenured or tenurable faculty member in an academic specialty that is central to a school of public service to serve as its Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dean Sherry Glied seeks an academic partner and scholar who is dedicated to high-level teaching and research, functions well in an interdisciplinary institution, and stays attuned to shifts in the field of public service.  The School seeks a leader to manage a prestigious, academically ambitious faculty and who can inspire academic success. 

NYU Wagner defines itself as a school of public service, not public administration, management, or policy, and is committed to reframing public service education. In scholarship and teaching, the School has brought together multiple fields, including management, urban planning, policy analysis and implementation, finance, and international development, and has supported the exploration of ideas at their intersection. The School has made great improvements in recent years, moving from 26th to 6th in the U.S. News & World Report overall rankings over the last 15 years.

Successful candidates will bring knowledge of a range of research methodologies; good judgment on trends in modern, evidence-based, verifiable social science research; and the aptitude for recruiting and nurturing excellent faculty. They should bring a history of success in building their own programs, in aiding the work of their colleagues, and/or in serving an academic unit or school. Ideally, they will have participated in the construction of both new research endeavors and tuition-driven teaching programs.  

Among other responsibilities, the Associate Dean will build upon existing faculty strengths while recruiting the next generation of NYU Wagner faculty, lead ongoing curriculum and program development, and represent Wagner to the larger NYU community.  The best candidates will bring to Wagner a grounded and informed view of public service education, as well as an ability to work as a member of a dynamic team.