Since the School started its MPA program, only faculty who could be considered academically qualified under the NASPAA definitions are recruited for full-time teaching positions and promoted. To reach its mission and to practice its value, the School ensures high standard in faculty performance by recruiting nationally and internationally for the best qualified candidates who are capable of success at a comprehensive research university. Full-time faculty are expected to have a doctorate in the field specially related to the curriculum s/he teaches and must demonstrate expertise in his/her particular field by applied research, publications, conference presentation, and teaching experience to be promoted.
The School also hires well-qualified professionals as part-time professors to give lectures in the MPA program. The professionally qualified part-time faculty must have a terminal degree and considerable working experience in the area in which they give lectures. The School recruits part-time faculty when their outstanding professional experience provide unique foundational knowledge and practical skills to the student body. With the interaction with professionally-qualified faculty, students not only learn vital skills in their specific areas but also are aware of the on-going challenges facing current practitioners. The hiring of part-time faculty must be approved by National MPA Education Steering Committee and the contract is renewed biennially.
Currently, the program faculty include 62 members. Among them there are 20 nucleus faculties who are the members of MPA faculty committee. All of them are reputable scholars in their study field and have great experiences in MPA program class teaching. To learn more about a nucleus faculty member, click on their name.
Nucleus Faculty Listing：
Public governance & leadership
Public policy analysis
Management science &
Public economics & fiscal policy
Regional development &
Land using & urban-rural development
Public finance & taxation
Healthcare policy & management
Public organization &
human resource management
Non-profit organization management
Public management &
Human resource management