Public Finance Research Cluster
Position and Responsibilities:
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies invites applications for an experienced and dynamic Director to lead its Public Finance Research Cluster (PFRC). For over 20 years, the PFRC’s experts have provided objective and timely research, technical assistance, and training to inform decision makers, build public-sector capacity, and contribute to scholarship in public finance. The cluster is comprised of three research centers – the Center for State and Local Finance, Fiscal Research Center, and International Center for Public Policy – that share research and administrative staff to perform domestic and international public finance research. The Director will join the PFRC at an opportune moment as it seeks to build on its national and international reputation and grow its impact in public-sector research.
The Director of the PFRC will be an employee of Georgia State University, reporting to the Dean of AYSPS and overseeing all core staff of the cluster in collaboration with its four associate directors. The Director position may include tenure in an academic department for candidates who hold or have held a tenured position, but this is not a requirement for the role. Candidates will have research faculty status in an academic department, if not tenure.
A successful candidate will:
- Lead the cluster’s research portfolio and manage the rigor and quality of all work.
- Supervise a talented team of research staff, faculty affiliates, and graduate students.
- Provide methodological, content-related, and managerial guidance to direct research.
- Facilitate teams of faculty affiliates and research staff to cultivate sponsored projects and produce scholarly research.
- Develop externally facing events (e.g., academic conferences), including topic formation, faculty and practitioner outreach for participation, and research product requirements.
- Build, cultivate, and maintain relationships with domestic and international public-sector and non-governmental partners, including promoting the cluster’s research expertise and engaging partners in findings.
- Serve as a public spokesperson for the cluster’s work and engage with policymakers, key stakeholders, and the public as appropriate.
- Foster a strong sense of community, diversity, equity, and inclusion within the cluster.
- Ensure that the cluster operates within budget and adheres to legal requirements of contracts.
- Supervise the recruitment, hiring, development, and evaluation of cluster staff.
For a full description of the position and requirements, please read the search profile.
An application, CV, letter of interest, and a list of three references are required for consideration. All applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24577). This position is open until filled, with materials submitted by April 15, 2023, receiving full consideration.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and minorities.