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Instructor of Emergency and Disaster Management, Humanities and Social Sciences

Northwest Missouri State University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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PRIMARY DUTY:   To teach lower- and upper-division courses in Emergency and Disaster Management, coordinate field experience (Missouri Hope disaster simulation). Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching within a comprehensive state university, professional development, and student and university service. 



  1. Teaching undergraduate courses in Emergency and Disaster Management
  2. Providing individualized assistance to students during required office hours
  3. Academic advisement of undergraduate students
  4. Coordination of field exercises, individual field experiences, and internships in EDM
  5. Continuing professional development in instruction related to teaching load
  6. Cultivation of partnerships with external agencies in support of the EDM program
  7. Recruitment and retention efforts for the EDM program



        Education:                                     Master’s Degree in Emergency Management or related discipline

        Certification/License:               Valid driver’s license    

        Experience:                                  College-level teaching experience

        Skills:                                               Teaching ability in Emergency and Disaster Management, coordination of field experience (disaster simulation) and use of instructional technology.


WORKING CONDITIONS:  The position entails classroom instruction in the undergraduate curriculum in Emergency and Disaster Management with one-quarter to one-half load release (2-3 course load) to coordinate the undergraduate program in EDM and related program and partnership development.  Faculty members maintain regular office hours within the department area to support students.             


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversight and coordination of volunteers (and students) for the Missouri Hope disaster simulation.

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Faculty are issued a personal laptop. All classrooms are technology-enhanced (document stations, video equipment, wireless Internet access). The EDM classroom can function as an emergency operations center with the requisite technology.        

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to meet essential classroom and disaster simulation functions.


COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the city’s website at


UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of more than 7,200 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.


Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.


The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.


Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,200 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”


For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


DATE AVAILABLE: August 8, 2022


TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.


APPLICATION MATERIALS: A complete application consists of 1) a letter describing your teaching experience and suitability for the position; 2) a current resume; 3) academic transcripts; and 4) three references that could be contacted, including their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. 



      Dr. Dawn Gilley, Chair

        Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

        Northwest Missouri State University

        800 University Drive

        Maryville, MO 64468

        (660) 562-1290       


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