Assistant Professor of the Practice, Security Studies and International Affairs

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL
Jan 22, 2023
Jan 27, 2023
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Job Description*The Opportunity:*
The Department of Security and Emergency Services at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, College of Arts and Sciences, invites candidates to apply for a full time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of the Practice position in Security Studies and International Affairs. The successful candidate will contribute to our Homeland Security BS program, MS Human Security and Resilience, and other courses in the department through teaching and service. The position is fully remote. Online teaching experience is preferred.
Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses that relate to homeland security, human resilience, international affairs and global conflict and disasters. Service responsibilities include activities such as participation in university work at the departmental, college, and university level. An important service aspect for this position will be engaging in student recruitment, and leveraging and building relationships and establishing partnerships with relevant external organizations and agencies, such as government, NGOs, and industry. The position begins August 1, 2023, and is eligible for annual renewal options.
Qualifications*Minimum Qualifications: *

* An earned terminal degree in International Affairs, Law, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Geography, Homeland Security, or related discipline.

* Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching

*Preferred Qualifications:*

* Ph.D. in a relevant discipline

* Practical experience in government, non-government organizations, humanitarian work, peacekeeping or conflict mediation, security, or related private industry is strongly preferred.

* Experience or background in aviation or aviation security/emergency management

* Online teaching experience

*Application Material Requirements:*

* Cover Letter

* Curriculum Vitae

* Unofficial Transcripts

* Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including but not limited to student evaluations and/or peer observations)

* Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three current references

* Application materials should be submitted electronically through the Embry-Riddle Careers Website. Questions can be directed via email to Dr. Cihan Aydiner, Search Committee Chair, at [](

* Review of applications will begin November 5, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

*About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:*
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.
As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.
For Academic Year 2021-22, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.
The College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) engages regularly in strategic planning activities, leading to the current [COAS Strategic Directions & Action Plan]( that will guide the College’s work and resources through 2022. The Security and Emergency Services department houses the flagship degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at ERAU Worldwide. The Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security degree program resides in the Department of Security and Emergency Services ([](, and provides students with a foundation in security, with specialized courses in emergency management, aviation, and immigration. Programs include opportunities for students to pursue their interest in law and policy, terrorism, emergency management, risk assessment, intelligence analysis, strategic planning, or security. Minors are available in international relations, cybersecurity, and others. The curriculum is founded in outcome-based methodology, using an analysis of marketplace needs, intelligence from U.S. military and governmental experts, and practicing professionals. The applications based curriculum provides students the opportunity to complete projects with real clients from all over the country.
The Master of Science in Human Security & Resilience offers interdisciplinary approaches to the understanding of global affairs and community resilience. These concepts focus on the security of populations (human security) and their ability to withstand and recover from a wide array of internal and external shocks (resilience), ranging from extreme weather to terrorism and armed conflict. Students are often working professionals who care about the good of humanity, seek solutions to ensure safety after disasters, and help identify, mitigate, and prevent future incidences. This cutting-edge program has a curriculum designed to align with current events and security practice, policy, law, and solutions.

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