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The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant (or early Associate) faculty position, with appointment to begin September 1, 2024. Applicants should have at least two to three years of post-doctoral research experience; a demonstrated record of publications and research excellence in their field; and a Ph.D. in a relevant domain.

NYU Wagner is a multidisciplinary school that prepares public service leaders to translate ideas into actions that have an effective and lasting impact on the public good. Wagner’s nearly 40 full-time faculty members are trained in a wide variety of disciplines and share a commitment to addressing issues of public importance in their teaching and research. Wagner faculty members collaborate with other schools and departments across the university, including the Departments of Politics, Economics, and Sociology; School of Law; Stern School of Business; Tandon School of Engineering; and the College of Global Public Health.

Successful candidates will teach in any of our Master’s degree programs and will demonstrate a research interest in one or more of the following areas: public policy, public and nonprofit management, health policy and management, financial management and urban planning, both globally and domestically. We seek faculty candidates who have a commitment to, and experience or evidence of the potential for success in teaching a diverse population of students, including first generation students, students from diverse racial and ethnic groups, and international students.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $120,000 – $225,000.


A Ph.D. in a social science discipline, public policy, public and nonprofit management, public affairs, urban planning or a related field, completed prior to 2022.

Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted on Interfolio ( Please do not email your application.

On Interfolio, candidates should submit:

a cover letter,
curriculum vitae,
two completed research papers or completed representative sections of a book manuscript, and
a brief statement describing their approach to teaching and research agenda – with strong encouragement to include how they address issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching and/or research.

(Three letters of recommendation will be required at the final stage.)

Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 29, 2023; we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged.

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