As the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. For nearly 90 years, the School of Government's mission has been to improve the lives of North Carolinians through nonpartisan, engaged scholarship that helps public officials understand and improve state and local government. For more information about the School's mission and history, visit https://www.sog.unc.edu/about/mission-and-history.
The School of Government seeks to hire a teaching assistant professor, variable track, to work in the field of local government procurement and contracting. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching, advising, and research regarding:
(a) legal issues related to local government procurement and contracting (including federal, state, and local procurement laws and regulations, public construction law, interlocal government agreements and regional cooperation, public-private partnerships, public contract management and administration, and contracting with private entities to perform public functions); and
(b) conflicts of interest and ethics issues that arise in the local government procurement and contracting context.
The faculty member will be responsible for designing and teaching the School's certification programs for local government procurement officials working in the State. In addition, the faculty member will be involved in developing new courses and teaching in a variety of programs that train state and local elected officials, local government employees, attorneys, and private sector participants across the State of North Carolina. The faculty member will have the opportunity to advise these audiences on matters within the faculty member's area of expertise.
Work is centered in Chapel Hill but requires occasional travel and consultation around the state. Faculty appointments are year-round (rather than for the nine-month academic year).
The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School's commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page: https://www.sog.unc.edu/resources/microsites/diversity-and-inclusion
Learn more about working as a faculty member at the School of Government here: https://www.sog.unc.edu/resources/microsites/about/information-about-faculty-positions-0.
Education and Experience:
Commitment to public service, ability to work effectively with diverse audiences, and a record of, or demonstrated potential for, practically focused and engaged teaching, advising, and scholarship required. Some experience with federal, state, or local government law preferred. Recent law school graduates and those with less than five years of experience are encouraged to apply.
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