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Assistant Professor of Emergency Management Disaster Science

University of Nebraska Omaha
Nebraska, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Security Studies, Urban & Regional Planning, Vocational & Technical Fields, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Emergency Management and Disaster Science (EMDS) program in the School of Public Administration under the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks applicants to fill a tenure track assistant professor position   


EMDS offers a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and a graduate concentration in Emergency Management through the School of Public Administration. Additionally, our program provides a concentration, minor, and certificate in Tribal Management and Emergency Services as well as minors in Emergency Management and Fire Service Management. EMDS is a part of the academic programs in the School of Public Administration that offer opportunities to teach and work with undergraduate through doctoral students. The School boasts a diverse, supportive, and collaborative academic culture. It has a statewide mission and offers the state’s only accredited master’s program in public administration. Our talented faculty have extensive backgrounds in research and practice in their sub-fields of emergency management and are engaged in several community service activities in the City of Omaha, the state of Nebraska, and nationwide. The Mission of Emergency Management and Disaster Science is to:   

  • Develop student talents, wisdom, and experiences in a supportive yet demanding academic environment that prepares them for a personally rewarding, successful professional career in Emergency Management.   
  • Initiate and lead superior research initiatives while supporting continuous improvements in efficiency, reliability, safety, and sustainability for the provision of emergency services in the State of Nebraska and beyond.   
  • Foster cooperative relationships with neighboring communities, state and federal agencies, private enterprises, and nonprofit organizations through collaborative education, training, and service projects that enhance performance and productivity.   
  • Set, preserve, and promote the utmost standards of honesty, integrity, and transparency through the teaching of and adherence to ethical conduct and open dialogue while ensuring good stewardship and management of program resources.   

    A successful applicant will,   
  • Teach our core courses including Preparedness Planning and Risk Mitigation, Agency Collaboration during Disasters, Disaster Response and Recovery  
  • Conduct research on climate change, sustainability, emergency management technologies, community resilience, business continuity strategy or related fields. 
  • Provide service to the University, College and/or School to help accomplish assignments including accreditation, recruitment, retention, research administration, consultation, and service to the discipline and the community.   

    We welcome applications from scholars in all areas of Emergency Management including public administration, political science, sociology, fire science, business administration, communication, public health, and information sciences.    

    Applicants should have,    
  • Ph.D. degree or ABD in emergency management or a related field from an accredited university by time of hire.  
  • A developing record of scholarly accomplishment including but not limited to peer-reviewed journal publications.  
  • A record of excellence, or potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate level teaching   
  • Research agenda and interest in research collaboration with colleagues   
  • Ability to develop and review curriculum   
  • Ability to supervise thesis, capstone, and internship assignments of students   
  • Ability to manage web-based courses and digital technology in the classroom   
  • Ability to use the latest pedagogical techniques that are effective for synchronous and asynchronous teaching and content creation (video, simulation, game, text, etc.)   


    The University of Nebraska at Omaha is an equal opportunity employer. The University and School have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.   

    To apply for this position, go to . Current curriculum vita, a cover letter addressing professional experience and qualifications, and the names and contact information for three references must be attached to the electronic application. We also request that applicants submit with their application a statement that addresses their past efforts, as well as their plans, to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in their scholarship, teaching, and service. Applicants are also encouraged to attach evidence of teaching excellence. The position will remain open until filled. If applicants have any questions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Namkyung Oh at   
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