Assistant Professor 12 Mo

Jonesboro, AR
Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Disaster Preparedness/Emer Mgmt

Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Closing: 11/20/17

Type of Employment: Faculty

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Location: ASU-Jonesboro

Position Summary:

The A-State Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM) Department is searching for candidates to fulfill a 12-month, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The individual in this position will also serve as the Program Director for the department. The Program Director oversees all DPEM academic activities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Faculty members typically keep a 12-hour course load each semester, and maintain research and service activities as designated by the faculty handbook for program directors and tenure track positions.

In addition to regular faculty duties, as Program Director additional duties include providing administrative oversight for all academic Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management activities, such as the Associate, Bachelor’s and Master's Degree programs, and the Minor and Graduate Certificate.

The individual in this position will represent DPEM program activities to stakeholders of the program, college and university, engage in community development of DPEM, oversee, develop and/or provide continuing education opportunities related to DPEM, mentor faculty in teaching, research and service, and lead assessment and revision of curriculum.

In addition, the chosen candidate must demonstrate fiscal accountability for program funds, as well as accountability and collegiality within the profession, academy and program.


General Days/Hours:

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
This position requires frequent travel and after-hours engagements.


Candidates should include the following when completing the online application:

Cover letter
Unofficial transcripts
PDF of latest or signature publication
Three (3) letters of reference (colleague, supervisor, one of your choice). Should address directly the skills in the job description in addition to soft skills.

Questions to Answer (limit to one double spaced page each):

Describe your professional goals over the next years.
Discuss your philosophy of online education.
Compare and contrast the benefits of certifications versus degrees in this discipline.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in Emergency Management or related field, as well as appropriate certifications/licensures commiserate with degrees and experience.

Demonstrated experience in administration, and a viable program of research (historical, recent and current).

Practical experience in the discipline.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (

EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.