Faculty openings

In addition to full-time positions posted on this page, SPEA occasionally needs part-time or associate faculty members. If you are interested in part-time, please submit your resume to Denise Scroggins at

Director MPA Program

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is searching for a Director to lead its nationally ranked Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program. Successful candidates will have training and/or experience that enables them to excel in carrying out the following duties and responsibilities:


  • Direct the improvement and execution of an effective, streamlined MPA curriculum by working with a faculty committee and external stakeholders
  • Explore the creation of shorter, specialized graduate credentials in high demand subfields
  • Collaborate with the Director of Executive Education on graduate certificate and graduate degrees
  • Collaborate with other units at IUPUI on joint educational programs
  • Lead faculty in the development and administration of tools to measure student learning outcomes. Collect and synthesize results for use in program evaluation and improvement.
  • Help organize capstones, including recruitment of potential clients
  • Collaborate with the Director of Faculty and Academic Services to
    • coordinate Public Affairs faculty teaching assignments, in consultation with the Executive Associate Dean,
    • enhance enrollment strategies in Public Affairs courses,
    • help recruit adjunct teaching faculty with strong experience as practitioners.


  • Represent SPEA-IUPUI within the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Represent SPEA on the IUPUI Campus Graduate Affairs Committee
  • Coordinate with the leadership of the SPEA-IUB MPA Program
  • Collaborate with the Director of Communications on messages to current and prospective students and alumni


  • Enhance student recruitment, retention and successful completion of public affairs programs in collaboration with the Director of Student Services
  • Resolve student complaints concerning faculty pursuant to school and university policies
  • Respond to student academic and personal misconduct issues pursuant to school and university policies
  • Collaborate with Associate Director of Career Services to assist with professional development, internships, and placement opportunities for our current student population


  • Teach three public affairs courses per year
  • Serve as faculty mentor advising students on academic and professional development

Job Requirements

Candidates must have at least an MPA, JD, MBA or related degree. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in the public or private sectors, some experience teaching public-affairs related material, a deep commitment to diversity, be highly organized, detail oriented, student-centered, and energized.

To Apply:

Visit Faculty Careers at IU for more information and to apply.

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 31, 2017, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Educator and Contractor, M/F/D and strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.