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Part-Time Faculty - Section Instructor for ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse - Public Budgeting

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073738
Job Title Part-Time Faculty - Section Instructor for ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse - Public Budgeting
Location Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Pay Range Minimum of $4,500
FLSA Status Exempt

As determined by department/chair

Job Type Part-time
Rank PTI/Adjunct
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

Part-time instructor to be a section instructor for PAI 734 – Public Budgeting (online course – 3 credits).

Course Description: This course provides an overview of budgeting and financial management in the public and nonprofit sectors. Fundamental concepts and practices of budgeting, financial management, and public finance are introduced, with special emphasis on state and local government budgeting and financial management in the United States. Students will explore the basic concepts and nomenclature of public finance to develop an understanding of budget processes as well as the courses and used of public revenues. Coursework will enable students to develop basic competence in using spreadsheets programs. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Explain and assess key elements of government budgeting processes; Apply concepts of direct, indirect, fixed, step, and variable costs to the analysis of agency expenditure needs; Design and produce a flexible budget for a government agency; Apply concepts and measure of efficiency, equity, and adequacy to the evaluation of government revenue policies.

ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse section instructors will conduct a 90-minute synchronous or live section each week with 10-15 students at the same time each week for 10 weeks. Course is offered every quarter-term with terms starting in July, October, January and April. Live sessions are generally scheduled in the evenings Monday through Thursday between 6:30 and 10:30pm Eastern time.

The live session dates for the July 2018 quarter-term are as follows: Thursday, July 12, 2018 through Wednesday, September 19, with exam week running through Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Live sessions are scheduled during exam week.

Full-time residence in Syracuse, NY is not required.


PhD (preferred) or Master’s Degree (required). Significant teaching and/or professional experience in the field.

Job Specific Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD (preferred) or Master’s Degree (required) in Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related social science discipline. Additional qualifications include:
-Teaching experience or significant professional experience in a related field;
-Experience with instructional design and online teaching preferred;
-The ability to be self-directed with broadly defined limits on assignments;
-Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Candidates will have:
-A demonstrated ability to interact effectively and efficiently with diverse people in a highly multidisciplinary environment;
-Interest in learning to use technological tools to engage students in a virtual classroom environment.


Conduct discussion topics for each week’s live session, based on the instructional lead’s direction from material covered asynchronously, potential questions that may have come from students, items in the news that may apply to course concepts, case and/or article discussions, how students are doing on assignments, and etc.

-View the asynchronous content in advance of each weekly live session.
-Meet all designated class periods.
-Grade any assignments and exams that the lead instructor has developed as part of the course for your section(s) based on instructions/rubrics provided in a timely manner.
-Maintain regularly scheduled office hours.
-Submit completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University regulations.
-Support curriculum development and iteration led by course lead.
-Student support, including online advising and office hours.
-Coordinate with instructional lead and other section instructors of the same course online or on-campus.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

An online application must be submitted along with a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 03/08/2018
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 04/08/2018
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
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