Lecturer-Public Safety (Non Tenure Track)

  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Feb 03, 2020
Full time   Anthropology & Sociology BUS: Management, HR, OB, Strategy Environmental Studies Political Science & International Relations Public Administration & Policy

Job Description

Faculty Position - Lecturer in Public Safety

Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs


 The Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (formerly known as SPEA) at the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis seeks to fill one full-time faculty position at the rank of lecturer (non-tenure track) beginning in August 2020.  

 The ideal candidate will complement our existing strengths within our multidisciplinary public safety, criminal justice, and public affairs programs, and will have demonstrated expertise in one, or more of the following areas: emergency management, risk assessment, crisis management, homeland security, and/or public safety management. We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching and curriculum expertise in emergency preparedness, disasters, response and recovery, resilience, mitigation, and similar topics. The O’Neill School has strong interests in building on our strengths in these emerging fields of study.  

 All applicants must present evidence of high-quality instruction and curricular service. Candidates will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Experience delivering courses in traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online formats is preferred, as is prior experience in academic program administration. The standard teaching load for lecturers in the school is 7 courses per year (4/3 course load on Fall/Spring semester schedule).  Teaching load may be adjusted commensurate with curriculum-related service.

The O’Neill School, a multi-disciplinary professional school of Indiana University, is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and civic engagement. Among public affairs programs, O’Neill School programs are ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report. O’Neill IUPUI has approximately 125 public safety undergraduate majors, 400 criminal justice undergraduate majors, and 50 graduate students in the Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety program. In addition, O’Neill IUPUI has approximately 300 undergraduate public affairs students and 300 graduate students in the NASPAA-accredited MPA and graduate certificate programs. O’Neill IUPUI also offers a fully online graduate certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Candidates are encouraged to learn more about The O’Neill School at IUPUI by visiting our website: https://oneill.iupui.edu/ .

 The O’Neill School and Indiana University are committed to diversity. We seek excellent candidates with a demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of a diverse community and pedagogic awareness. Diversity, in all its forms, is welcome at IUPUI including a broad range of ability, age, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic and academic experience, and veteran status. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an overall commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

 Indiana University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the University and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 IUPUI is a research-intensive institution, with about $485 million annually in external grants and contracts. With over 30,000 students, IUPUI is the state of Indiana’s primary health and life sciences research campus and the third-largest campus in the state. The IUPUI campus is located in downtown Indianapolis within walking distance of the state Capitol, museums, professional sports venues, and vibrant urban living and entertainment. Indianapolis and surrounding areas provide a variety of housing options with a very affordable cost of living.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in public management, public administration, policy analysis, emergency management, homeland security, economics, political science, criminology, sociology or similar, is strongly desired or a graduate (Masters) degree in an appropriate field (e.g., public management, public administration, policy analysis, emergency management, homeland security, economics, political science, criminology, or sociology) and a minimum of five years of directly related professional experience.  


Application Details

 Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2020 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application outlining how your education, experience and qualifications match those of the position description, current CV, complete contact information, and the names of three references to:

 Dr. Thomas D. Stucky

Executive Associate Dean

c/o Ranna Johnson



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