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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Disaster Science and Emergency Management, Department of Sociology & Anth

Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey
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Mar 30, 2023

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Rowan University offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate academic programs in emergency management and invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty member to join a growing interdisciplinary team beginning in the Spring of 2023 or Fall of 2023 at the rank of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position (rank commensurate with qualifications and experience). This position seeks candidates with expertise in Quantitative Research Methods/Statistics. The Emergency Management degree program has approximately 160 undergraduate students and a Master of Science degree in Emergency & Threat Response Management. The combined programs are experiencing growth. The program seeks a colleague interested in an environment that fosters deep connections, shared purpose, and creative ways of fostering well-being as part of the professional growth and experience.
The full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position (rank commensurate with qualifications and experience) will teach 12 credit-hours of emergency management (or supporting discipline) classes per semester. Depending on program and student needs, courses may be offered online or in person. While the position is formally housed in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, the appointment is in the Program in Disaster Science & Emergency Management. The position will support our program offerings at the Camden and Glassboro Campus locations. Service includes working with a team to help coordinate the undergraduate or graduate program, graduate student thesis supervision, offering seasonal workshops for students, student competitions, and related academic and professional mentoring.
Position Requirements:
- A doctoral degree in Emergency Management or related field (e.g. Fire Science, Public Administration, Homeland Security, Social Science Degrees) from a regionally accredited university or college at the time of appointment (related degrees may be considered on a case-by-case basis);
- Evidence of teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students;
- Excellence in teaching with the ability to teach qualitative methods and statistics in emergency management and at least one of the following areas: Risk Analysis, Planning, International Crises, Disaster Recovery, Critical Infrastructure Protection;
- A blend of scholarly practice and experiential education;
- Professionally engaged in state, regional, national, or international first responder or continuity of operations organizations.
- Within the cover letter, the applicant must detail their experience with quantitative methods and statistics in both teaching and research/scholarly works and upload examples(s) of their quantitative methods (e.g. syllabi, professional works, scholarly works, etc.). Candidates should supply writing sample(s) that use quantitative methods/statistics.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in online teaching, learning, and curriculum design;
- Experience with co-curricular programming offerings (student organizations, workshops, mentoring programs, community networks, etc.);
- A minimum of 5 years of sworn/licensed/certified first responder experience (police, fire, emergency medical).
The Program In Disaster Science & Emergency Management at Rowan:
The Disaster Science & Emergency Management Program is housed in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, which embraces liberal arts learning within a social science framework. The program offers two degrees, Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management (BA), and Emergency & Threat Response Management (MS), together with its undergraduate and graduate certificates in Counterterrorism & Emergency Response Operations (CUGS), Border, Port of Entry & Homeland Security (CUGS), Disaster Public Health & Emergency Response Operations (CUGS), First Responder Executive Leadership (COGS), and Public Health Preparedness & Emergency Medical Management (COGS). These programs equip students with the intellectual basis to continue university-level education, life-long learning, and career advancement. Graduates possess the skills to address complex natural, technological, and human-induced hazards and crises in our modern context. The program's faculty pursue active research agendas. Professionally, their specialties range from disaster studies, weapons of mass destruction, disaster planning, continuity planning (COOP), emergency medical management, exercise design, terrorism response, counterterrorism, supply chain logistics, strategic planning, and environmental disasters.
Th College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) houses the Disaster Science and Emergency Management within its Sociology and Anthropology Department. The College is the second largest college at Rowan University with seven departments, a Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and nineteen majors. The College also has a number of established graduate programs and is in the process of developing more programs at the Master's and Doctoral level. The College houses a number of Centers and Institutes that serve both research and pedagogical functions. CHSS places a strong emphasis on exceptional research, teaching, and service. Our mission is to empower, transform, and engage students and faculty, as well as the global communities in which we live. We actively support faculty research and strive to include faculty as full partners in governance within the College.
A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor's through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, affordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Christy Mroz, Administrative Assistant,, 856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.
Applications must be submitted through our online admission tracking system ( Review of applications will begin on November 23, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must include letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, including current publications and works in progress, as well as plans for continuing this work at Rowan, and the phone numbers of three references. Candidates invited to interview must submit three letters of reference.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
Starting Date: Spring 2023 or Fall 2023
Salary: Competitive
General Information: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer are 10-month positions with the option to teach summer classes for additional compensation. While this is a non-tenure track position, the initial 2-year contract is renewable, with expectations for continuing renewal of two, three, four, and then five years per contract. In addition, the position has a promotion path and includes benefits.
Note: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

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