The online Policing and Public Safety Programs at the Brantford Campus of Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a One-Year Limited Term Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences. The position will commence on July 1, 2020, and is subject to budgetary approval. With this hire, the Programs are specifically looking for a scholar and teaching professor with teaching, leadership, and administrative experience to take on this role. The preferred candidate will also have had experience coordinating faculty and programs in the field of public safety.
Applicants must have a completed Graduate Degree, with a PhD preferred, in a field related to Public Safety and/or Emergency Management. Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years work experience in the emergency management or public safety field. Applicants must also have experience in developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, utilizing pedagogical approaches that specifically embrace online learners for an online format. Preference will be given to candidates who have work experience in critical infrastructures in the public safety realm. A knowledge of learning management systems (particularly Brightspace from Desire2Learn) would be an asset.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop online courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as teaching online courses, related to emergency management, public safety and critical infrastructures. They will also be expected to be active in service to the university and their scholarly community.