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Assistant/Associate Professor, Emergency Management

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Work type: Full Time, Faculty 9-Month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

The Department of Emergency Management of the Jacksonville State University’s School of Human Services & Social Sciences is seeking to hire a scholar for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor.

We welcome applications from those with expertise in a wide range of emergency management fields, including focus areas in sociology, public administration, public health, urban and regional planning, and geography. We especially welcome candidates with a strong background in medical aspects of disaster management, biosecurity and public health emergencies. In addition to teaching, successful candidates are expected to develop externally sponsored scholarly research programs and supervise doctoral students in the program.

All applicants must have an earned doctorate in emergency management or in related disciplines.

The department has affiliations with FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Eastern Alabama Emergency Management Coalition. These affiliations provide opportunities for collaborative research and professional outreach and development.

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Ala., whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population. Jacksonville State University has been offering online undergraduate and master’s-level degree programs in emergency management since 1999, and began a Doctor of Science degree program in 2011.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, almost midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,200 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU, which has been dubbed “the friendliest campus in the South”, offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 after the position has closed.. Applicants should complete the online application and submit required documents on this site.

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