Assistant/Associate Professor or Lecturer in Public Administration and Public Policy

HNU-ASU Joint International Tourism College

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Position Summary

The Hainan University-Arizona State University International Tourism College (HAITC) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, assistant/associate professor and/or lecturer in public administration and policy. This individual will serve as a core faculty member for its NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Public Service and Public Policy (PSPP) undergraduate program, that are jointly offered by Hainan University (HNU) and Arizona State University (ASU). The successful applicant will be expected to teach core courses as well as other courses based on applicants’ expertise that are consistent with the curriculum of both MPA and PSPP programs. Applicants should show a strong record of or potential for research productivity and contribute to graduate and undergraduate advising, teaching and mentoring that support diverse and global practices in HAITC.


Organization Summary

The HNU-ASU Joint International Tourism College (HAITC) of HNU was established in 2017, and is the first domestic Sino-foreign cooperative tourism institution approved by the Ministry of Education in China. HAITC takes “thinking innovation, sharing wisdom, pursuing excellence, and leading the future” as its development concept, and intends to become “a comprehensive talent training base and international tourism research platform and think tank with extensive influence both at home and abroad”. HAITC offers master and undergraduate programs as dual HNU-ASU degree and single ASU degree. Currently, there are three undergraduate majors (Hotel Management (Tourism Development and Management: TDM), Human Geography and Urban-Rural Planning (Parks and Recreation Management: PRM), and Public Administration (Public Service and Public Policy: PSPP)) and two master’s programs (Master of Public Administration: MPA and Master of Community Resources and Development – Tourism Management: CRD-TM) taught in English.

Hainan University (HNU) is a comprehensive provincial university in Haikou, Hainan. It is one of the “211 Project” key universities in China. HNU is dedicated to providing the best academic support, education resources, and promoting innovative research and diverse culture. Our partner, the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University, is a vibrant community of active scholars committed to excellence in education and innovative responses to collective problems. One of its four schools, the School of Public Affairs (SPA), is ranked 13th for its master’s program in public affairs in the U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School Rankings.


Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in public administration, public policy, public management, or a closely related field from an accredited institution is required by the start of employment. Ability to work in a culturally diverse and inclusive environment should be required


Preferred Qualifications

We seek faculty members who can teach MPA and PSPP core courses as well as other courses in their specialized fields. The area of expertise is open, but applicants with research excellence in emergency management will be preferred.


Location of HAITC

The main campus of Hainan University is located in Haikou, the capital city of Hainan province, and the core city for the Hainan Free Trade Port (FTP). HAITC is expected to relocate to its new global campus, which is under construction in Mission Hills comprehensive tourism resort, Haikou, Hainan. Hainan is a sub-tropical and tropical international tourism island with beautiful beaches. Hainan is aimed to building into the largest free trade port and special economic zone in China.



HAITC provides settlement allowance, research allowance, and housing subsidy for applicable faculty positions.

To learn more about working at HAITC, please visit


How to Apply

To apply, please send an application packet as ONE PDF ATTACHMENT including the following materials

1. Cover letter which addresses job qualifications and strong commitment on research and teaching

2. C.V.

3. Teaching philosophy

4. Contact information of three references

5. Unofficial transcript of your highest degree

6.(Optional) Teaching evaluation

The title of the application email and one PDF file should follow this format: “Applicant’s name_professor_PSPP_year_month_date” or “Applicant’s name_lecturer_PSPP_year_month_date”. References will be contacted by the direct request from HAITC to submit a letter of recommendation, if the candidate moves forward in the search. Additional materials may be requested as well.

Review of applications will begin on 18 February, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

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