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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor of Practice in Homeland Security
Pennsylvania State University

  • Nov. 11, 2016
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor of Practice in Homeland Security
  • Faculty
  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Law - General
    State & Local Government
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor of Practice in Homeland Security

Penn State Harrisburg's School of Public Affairs invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Professor of Practice in Homeland Security effective Fall semester 2017. For the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer appointment, an earned doctorate in Homeland Security, Security Studies, or a related field is preferred but not required. The Professor of Practice rank requires at least a Master's degree in similar fields and at least a decade of proven leadership experience at the most senior government/public sector level in the field of homeland security. Desirable areas of expertise include: homeland security policy and strategy; the legal framework for homeland security; homeland security plans and programs; preparedness and resilience; emergency management; critical infrastructure protection (to include cybersecurity policy); border management; countering violent extremism; and counterterrorism. Candidates with teaching experience and a record of scholarship are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to teach, revise and develop courses, advise students, conduct research and/or policy studies and maintain professional development in his/her field of expertise, provide service, and provide leadership to programmatic homeland security initiatives in the School of Public Affairs.

Additionally, an individual at the rank of Professor of Practice is expected to engage with the university, the campus, and the community through lectures and projects; leverage professional networks to support the homeland security program; and assist in developing new partnerships and opportunities for students and faculty. Primary teaching will be in the online Intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security (iMPS-HLS) program. Penn State Harrisburg is the academic and administrative home for the iMPS-HLS program, which spans six different colleges across the University.

Further teaching responsibilities may include the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and the undergraduate minor in Homeland Security. Both programs are offered online and on campus. The School of Public Affairs also offers undergraduate programs in Public Policy, Political Science, Health Administration, and Criminal Justice; Master's programs in Public Administration, Health Administration, and Criminal Justice; and a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration. For information about Penn State Harrisburg, visit:

For more information about the iMPS-HLS Program, visit: Applicants for the position should submit a letter of application indicating interest for the position, and curriculum vitae. Three letters of professional reference should be uploaded in the system, or confidential references may be sent to Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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