The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice is seeking applications for a faculty position in the Emergency & Disaster Management Program. The position is for a 9-month tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2022 semester.
This is a nine-month position with summer teaching opportunities available. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM), Criminology/Criminal Justice, Sociology, or other disciplines closely related to the field of Emergency & Disaster Management.
Candidates must have a clearly articulated research agenda in EDM. A generalist with a foundation in subjects such as the sociology of disaster, homeland security, and terrorism is desired. Highly-qualified ABD candidates will be considered if completion of the degree is imminent. The position is for the EDM residential program with some likely online teaching responsibility. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Western Carolina University is the UNC system's westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU's main campus sits in the beautiful mountains of Western, North Carolina, near the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, fifty-two miles west of Asheville. WCU's location in the rural mountains amidst incredible biodiversity and unique communities creates an opportunity for academic discovery service, and is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The campus covers approximately 600 acres, with a student body population of over 12,000. Please go to https://www.wcu.edu for more information.
Diversity at WCU:
Diversity at Western Carolina University is all-inclusive and recognizes everyone and every group as part of the diversity that should be valued. It includes race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, geography, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language and linguistic differences, and physical appearance. It also involves different ideas, perspectives, and values.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM), Criminology/Criminal Justice, Sociology, or other disciplines closely related to the field of Emergency & Disaster Management. Highly-qualified ABD candidates will be considered if completion of the degree is imminent.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application materials must be submitted online to Western Carolina University Human Resources Portal at http://jobs.wcu.edu . Hard copy materials will not be accepted.
Candidates must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three current references.
Inquiries may be directed to Committee Chair and EDM Director:
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.