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Emergency Preparedness, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Albany, NY - Posted on: Monday 09/05/16


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany is seeking applications from well-qualified individuals for a position in the field of Emergency Preparedness. The position is open with respect to subfield specialization, but we are particularly interested in applicants focusing on hazard mitigation, preparation and community resilience, response, recovery, disaster policy, disaster psychology, disaster mental health, extreme weather, crisis communications, disease outbreaks, privacy and civil liberties, and continuity of operations. Candidates focusing on either public health preparedness or severe weather and emergency response are strongly encouraged to apply.  The rank is open.

As the first college of its kind in the nation, the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity is projected to grow over the next five years as it establishes both undergraduate and graduate academic programs in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity.  The University at Albany and the State of New York are committed to seeing the College become a global leader in education and research in these fields, and are providing significant support to the establishment and planned growth of the unit.

The mission of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity is to support high-quality academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students, to produce new knowledge though innovative research, and to provide training and lifelong learning opportunities for working professionals - all to help prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from a growing array of natural and man-made risks and threats in the state, the nation, and around the world.

UAlbany is a nationally recognized leader in security and preparedness training, research and education, and has longstanding partnerships with key security and emergency response agencies across the State.  The University has received tens of millions of dollars in federal, state and private sector support to its schools, colleges and research centers based on this expertise.  Partnerships with government agencies, private industry and not-for-profit organizations provides an opportunity to contribute to highly applied research and access to a wealth of resources held in these organizations and agencies.  All faculty members in the College will join a research lab, where they will have the opportunity to work with faculty members from various disciplines from across the University.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the project, many faculty will have joint appointments with other schools and colleges at the University at Albany (e.g., political scientists with our Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, extreme weather researchers with our Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, and public health preparedness scholars with our School of Public Health).  The unique model of the College places its faculty in a highly collaborative core, while also fostering interaction with a large interdisciplinary network throughout the University.  Across the University, a rich learning and research environment is marked by a highly accomplished faculty, who are essential to delivering high quality academic programs and producing influential and cutting edge research. The faculty is comprised of nationally and internationally visible researchers and scholars and highly dedicated teachers.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will hold a PhD in an appropriate field such as Informatics, Information Studies, Information Science, Computer Science, Public Administration, Political Science, Public Policy, Homeland Security or allied field from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  • The applicant must be able to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to the core curriculum in the major and minor.
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with culturally diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Senior applicants should have a well-established program of research and external funding; junior applicants should have a range of publications in submission, revision, and/or print that suggest a trajectory toward a tenurable research record.
  • The College is open to researchers using a wide range of methods. We are particularly interested in researchers that creatively employ mixed mode qualitative/quantitative approaches and that can contribute to the University at Albany's data analytics program.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Open Rank)

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml


To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=75667

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing sample or publication
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as syllabi and student evaluations)
  • Graduate transcript (for ABD and assistant professors)
  • Three letters of recommendations

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

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A review of applications will start on October 1, 2016. The search will remain open until filled. Expected start date is September 1, 2017.