University at Albany

Job Title

Assistant Professor in Emergency Management & Homeland Security


Emergency Management


Opening Date: 12/15/2022
Closing Date:  03/15/2023

Job Description

The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Department (EMHS) in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany, SUNY invites applications for an Assistant Professor for a Fall 2023 start. Candidates' research focus should intersect with the use of emerging technology for decision-making, situational awareness, or service disparities, specifically artificial intelligence. The new hire will be a member of the UAlbany AI Institute.


Job Duties

The successful candidate will provide evidence of expertise in AI and address how AI is integral to their research program. Successful candidates will have an established background and research interest in solving emergency management-related problems. Research with real-world impacts in various contexts is encouraged, such as business, critical infrastructure, sustainability, government, and hazard exercises.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in emergency management, homeland security, or a related field, from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization by May 2023.
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of artificial intelligence in their existing research program. Evidence may appear as experience with the principles and/or application of artificial intelligence use in emergency management or homeland security efforts. Areas may be technical, policy, law, ethical, etc.
  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of emergency management, homeland security, or related field in their existing research program.
  • Applicants must address a demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, modern, engaged pedagogies, and be willing to conduct classes in all modes of teaching, including in-person and online.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated potential for seeking external funding for their research.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated track record of research and/or published scholarship.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of publishing in the field of emergency management and/or homeland security.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses
  • Demonstrated experience in applying for and obtaining external funding.
  • Experience in developing academic curricula or programs
  • Inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches are welcomed, as well as research that employs a wide range of methods
  • Research experience at the intersection of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, informatics, and other relevant disciplines

Supplemental Information

The mission of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity (CEHC) and its constituent departments is to make a difference in the world by providing high-quality academic programs, blending an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial spirit, fostering enthusiasm for learning and teaching, promoting operational application of knowledge, and leading cutting-edge research initiatives that bring together people, technology, and knowledge to address the challenges of the 21st century. As the first college of its kind in the nation, CEHC is growing rapidly as it has recently established both undergraduate and graduate academic programs in Cybersecurity, Emergency Management, and Homeland Security, in addition to the already established Informatics and Information Science programs. One of the hallmarks of the College and its departments is the crosscutting nature of the education and research efforts across these fields. UAlbany and the State of New York are committed to seeing the College become a global leader in education and research in these fields and are providing significant support to the establishment and planned growth of the unit. Like the University, the College and the departments are committed to increased diversity in all its activities. Faculty and students are encouraged to engage with relevant communities in research and teaching, and the Department has a strong record of such engagement both locally and abroad.

The College also houses an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Information Science, including specializations in Data Analytics and Information Assurance. CEHC faculty, along with affiliated faculty from the School of Business, Rockefeller College, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and College of Arts and Sciences, support a program of about 40 doctoral students. In addition to their core courses, students select a primary and secondary specialization to demonstrate a breadth of understanding of the information fields.

Like the University, the College and the departments are committed to increased diversity in all its activities. Faculty and students are encouraged to engage with relevant communities in research and teaching, and the Department has a strong record of such engagement both locally and abroad. We wish to hire a colleague whose scholarship and teaching foster transformation toward a more just society and involves a meaningful partnership with community-based organizations. We value diverse lived experiences that inform research, teaching, and mentoring.

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor (10 months)

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How to Apply

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Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Statement on commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and service
  • Contact information for three references

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

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