Professor of Public Policy and Management; Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise

Position Description and Qualifications

The Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California seeks a senior faculty member at the rank of professor (tenured) in the Public Policy and Management Department to serve as the Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise. The individual will have a stellar record of scholarship and leadership in governance and the public enterprise. Of particular interest will be a focus on civic engagement, democratic processes and institutions, collective action, public policy processes and analytics, and public/nonprofit management. We are interested in scholars from all relevant disciplines as well as an interest in a wide array of issue areas that are part of the School’s portfolio. Applicants must present evidence of a creative, vibrant and intellectually rigorous research agenda and significant accomplishments in their field. The candidate will also serve as Director of the Bedrosian Center for Governance and the Public Enterprise and is expected to develop and execute public facing programs on Democracy and Governance, including highly visible related policy discussions.

About the Bedrosian Center

The Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise was established with a generous gift from Judith and John Bedrosian in 2004. Effective governance is essential to the quality of life of all Americans. The center is dedicated to understanding and improving the nature of democratic governance, policymaking, and management of the public enterprise in the 21st century. The center provides a highly visible focal point for imaginative research, policy analysis, and dialogue across the university. Through public discussion, the center focuses on pressing issues facing society and integrates conversations with civic education, which is at the heart of strong communities.

About the Department of Public Policy and Management

The Department houses core programs at the Price School of Public Policy. It offers three nationally ranked professional masters degrees: MPA, MPP and MNLM, as well as a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management and a professional doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development. In addition, it offers an undergraduate degree in public policy and an executive master’s degree in International Public Policy and Management. The Department contains 30 faculty spanning a wide array of research interests, including the policy process, policy analytics, and philanthropy and nonprofit management.

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