The Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science in the College of Health and Public Service at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2019. Candidates for this position must have an active research agenda, including a strong record of scholarly publications and proven success in securing external funding. Additionally, candidates for this position must have previous experience teaching emergency management and disaster science-related courses at the university level.
The department, which houses the nation’s first bachelor’s degree program in emergency management and a newly established master’s degree program, is committed to promoting disaster resilience through research, education, and engagement. For this position we seek a candidate with a firm background in the human dimensions of hazards and disasters who specializes in disaster resilience broadly defined. Under that umbrella, preference will be given to candidates with interests in one or more of the following areas: disaster preparedness and response, risk perception and hazard adjustments, mitigation and recovery, and international disasters. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda, teach classes in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, and have the opportunity to mentor students in PhD programs across disciplines.
The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Tier One, student-focused public research university and the flagship of the UNT System with approximately 38,000 students. It is located in Denton, a community of over 130,000 people that is frequently ranked as one of the best college towns in America. Denton is just 36 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth, and the DFW Metroplex is the fourth largest metropolitan region in the country and one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. The population of the DFW Metroplex is expected to grow by more than 2 million by 2030.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. PhD in emergency management, disaster science, urban and regional science, or a closely related discipline.
To be eligible candidates must have a demonstrated record of research productivity, including scholarly publications and external grant funding, and past teaching experience in emergency management, disaster science, or a closely related area at the university level.