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Part-Time Lecturer or Professor of the Practice

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Please be prepared to attach a letter of interest, your cv, copies of recent teaching evaluations and the names and e-mail for three references.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Part-Time Lecturer or Professor of the Practice
Requisition Number PTFR000333
Division/College College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Seattle Campus
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Benefits Eligible
Posting Date 03/24/2016

Part-time Lecturer or Professor of the Practice in Security and Resilience Studies
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University is searching for two part-time lecturers or professors of the practice to teach one course each in Northeastern University’s graduate hybrid certificate in Security and Resilience Studies at the Northeastern Seattle campus.
The initial appointment would be for fall 2016 with the possibility of renewal.
Responsibilities include:
- Teaching one graduate hybrid course in fall 2016 that will include in-person sessions with students on two Saturdays in Seattle.

Applicants should have an interest in transnational threats, broadly framed, to include terrorism, organized crime and illicit trafficking, cyber-threats, global disease, and climate change, and natural hazards. Knowledge of national security policy, national counterterrorism strategy, homeland security policy, and regional security issues, and related subjects is desirable.

The on-line curriculum for the two Fall 2016 Courses is fully developed and can be adjusted by the instructor.
POLS 7341 – Security and Resilience Policy

Examines the post-9/11 evolution of security and the new emphasis on bolstering societal, infrastructure, system, and network resilience. Emphasizes the complex organizational; jurisdictional (international, federal, state, and local); private-sector; and civil-society issues associated with managing the risk of terrorism, cyber-attacks, and naturally occurring disasters. Topics include policy development and implementation of critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, supply chain security, disaster management, and community resilience.

POLS 7343 – Counterterrorism

Examines the most important empirical and theoretical debates on counterterrorism. Analyzes the motives and strategies of key actors in the development of approaches to counterterrorism.


Ph.D. or equivalent in Security Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, History, or Emergency Management is desirable. Proven ability in teaching, including online courses, and seminar facilitation.

Additional Information

1. Interested candidates should apply on-line at:
and be prepared to attach:
a. letter of interest.
b. curriculum vitae which should reflect the following: educational background,
work and teaching experience, and possible publications.
c. names and e-mail addresses for three references.
d. full copies of teaching evaluations from recent courses

Review of applications will begin April 10, 2016 and continue until both positions are filled.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents

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