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Lecturer Part-Time - Public Policy & Governance

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School / Campus / College: Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Organization: Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Title: Lecturer Part-Time - Public Policy & Governance

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Position Description

The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, at the University of Washington, invites applications for a non-tenure faculty position at the rank of Lecturer Part-Time (50% FTE, 9-month appointment).

This position focuses on nonprofit and mission-driven business management, philanthropy and social enterprise, and has a teaching load of three regularly scheduled courses per year in our Masters of Public Administration program beginning in Autumn 2021, for a total of two years. There are other potential responsibilities, including contributing to the new Evans Policy Innovation Center and operating conferences promoting social entrepreneurship. The successful candidate will possess the ability to engage in high-quality teaching and should have extensive senior-level leadership and management experience in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors, and well as demonstrated ability to engage in successful strategy development based on previous executive experience. A deep understanding of the issues facing Washington state nonprofits and public agencies, plus extensive experience and contacts in the local and regional area will be welcomed, as well as prior experience in an academic higher-education setting.

The University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is recognized as one of the best public affairs programs in the country. Named after three-term Washington governor Daniel J. Evans, the School is located in close proximity to a strong public-sector environment, and has partnerships with organizations leading change for the public good. The UW offers one of the most exceptional research and teaching environments in the United States. Seattle is a region of explosive growth, global trade, technological advancement, a thriving nonprofit community, and a long history of progressive government. It is also a cultural metropolis surrounded by the unparalleled natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle offers a quality of life that is among the highest in the country, with beautiful lakes and parks, incredible walkability, bike lanes, and a lively music and cultural scene.


MINIMUM: A terminal degree (e.g., a PhD or JD) or a master’s degree with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience.


Applicants should provide a formal letter of interest indicating teaching interests, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, samples of teaching experience (with course evaluations if available), and a statement noting how their teaching and service have the potential to support the Evans School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applications should be submitted to Interfolio. Initial review will begin June 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who fail to satisfy minimum qualifications cannot be considered for this position.

Contact: Julianne Slate at

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