Lecturer, Master of Science in Threat and Response Management
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, IL
Internal Number: 121187
The Graham School and UChicago Professional Education are currently seeking qualified applicants for a part-time lecturer position to teach in our Master of Science in Threat and Response Management. Current University faculty and staff, as well as professionals working in relevant positions outside of the University, are eligible to apply. When courses are offered in person, they are held at our campus in downtown Chicago.
The face of emergency management is changing rapidly. Alongside traditional threats and disasters, governments, businesses, and communities are facing emerging challenges due to environmental threats, infrastructure, and cybersecurity risks. Combining rigorous academic inquiry with emergency management practice, the Master of Science in Threat and Response Management educates students to help organizations and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises and disasters.
Applicants must have relevant experience in emergency management, homeland or national security, cybersecurity, environmental security, social sciences, public policy, public health, legal and ethical issues, or a related field.
The program operates in an executive, monthly format and includes nine (9) hours of instruction one three-day weekend each month on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Classes are scheduled during morning, afternoon, and evening hours. Courses meet for three consecutive months during each 9 or 10-week quarter for a total of 27 instructional hours. The first weekend of classes each quarter will be held in person at our downtown Chicago campus, and the last two weekends of the quarter will be remote.
MSTR 31110: TRM Introductions: An Evolving Threat Landscape
MSTR 31111: Intelligence Driven Decision Making
MSTR 31112: Bureaucracy, Politics & Ethics in a Digital Age
MSTR 31113: Threat and Response Planning & Communication
MSTR 31114: Threat and Response Leadership Case Studies
Develop syllabus including monthly class schedule, learning objectives, discussion topics, reading assignments, and assessment plans using grading rubrics.
Develop Canvas Learning Management System course site.
Develop and deliver in-class content (i.e., lectures, activities, simulations, tabletop exercises, group projects).
Develop asynchronous content which supplements the in-class learning experience (i.e., recorded lectures, discussion board content, project, and research work).
Develop assignments to minimally include mid-term and final assignments and course participation grade.
Grade assignments and return comments and grades to students via learning management system in timely manner.
Attend all monthly in-person and/or remote synchronous sessions.
Hold office hours to coincide with course schedule. Instructors are expected to spend at least 3-6 hours per week meeting with students outside of the classroom experience.
Attend quarterly instructor meetings coordinated and hosted by program staff.
Work with the program director and other program instructors to ensure consistency across class sections and participate in curriculum reviews.
Participate in Capstone Project process as scientific advisor.
Participate in co-curricular programming (i.e., guest lectures, instructor/student events).
Supplemental asynchronous content and remote synchronous instruction methods must be developed and planned in conjunction with Graham School and UChicago Professional Education online instructional design and/or teaching and learning teams and approved by the program.
After initial review of applications, candidates may be requested to submit a course proposal.
Qualified applicants must have a graduate-level degree in a relevant field, PhD is preferred. Candidates with prior teaching experience and/or relevant practical experience are strongly preferred. For related course descriptions and additional program information, please visit the MSc Threat and Response Management website
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