UW-Madison to Hire an Asst. Professor to Partner with Local Government Center on Finance and Budget Education

The UW-Madison and the Local Government Center are looking for an individual to teach, research and provide leadership in the fields of public sector/local government finance and budgeting. This is a UW-Madison faculty position with a tenure home in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.14992214552_5ee75090b4_k

Continuing fiscal strain is transforming the dynamics of finance at all levels of local government. Applied research and outreach education is needed to better understand the impacts of these changes. Local Government Center faculty and staff provide support to elected and appointed officials, as well as professionals working for Wisconsin counties, cities, villages and towns. This education helps Wisconsin communities and those that serve those communities make the best-informed decisions about the quality of life for all residents.

This position will develop and lead research, outreach, and teaching in the area of public sector financial planning, fiscal impacts of development, and local government budgeting. The appointment will serve in partnership with the UW-Extension/Cooperative Extension.

These efforts include planning and delivery of research-based educational programs, directly and through county, tribal and regional Cooperative Extension faculty and staff, using a variety of traditional and innovative means. This position will also endeavor to meet local needs and interests by effectively collaborating with local government organizations, associations, and other interest groups. This position will develop and lead research, outreach, and teaching in the area of public sector financial planning, fiscal impacts of development, and local government budgeting. The appointment will serve in partnership with the UW-Extension/Cooperative Extension.

To apply and for more details on this opportunity go here.   Applications are due no later than February 3, 2016.