Lecturer, Master of Science in Threat and Response Management

Illinois, United States
28 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

The University of Chicago: Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies

Downtown Chicago Campus


The Graham School is currently seeking qualified applicants for a part-time position to teach in our Master of Science in Threat and Response Management program. Current University faculty and staff, as well as professionals working in relevant positions outside of the University, are eligible to apply.  Courses are offered 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 of climate change, infrastructure protection and cybersecurity. Combining academic inquiry with emergency management practice, the Master of Science in Threat and Response Management program helps students to prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises and disaster.

Applicants must have relevant experience in emergency management, social sciences, public policy, public health, legal and ethical issues, homeland security, or a related field.

The program operates in an executive format and includes nine (9) hours of in-person instruction one three-day weekend each month on Thursday, Friday, Saturday; morning, afternoon and evening hours. Courses meet for three consecutive months during each 10-week quarter for a total of 27 instructional hours.


  • Develop syllabus including monthly class schedule, discussion topics, learning objectives, reading assignments, and assessment plans.
  • Develop and execute in-class content (lectures, activities, simulations, tabletop exercises).
  • Develop assignments: must minimally include a mid-term and final assignment and course participation grade.
  • Grade assignments and return comments and grades to students via Canvas course site in timely manner.
  • Attend all monthly in-person sessions.
  • Hold monthly office hours to coincide with course schedule.  Instructors are expected to spend at least 3-6 hours per week meeting with students.
  • Work with other instructors to ensure consistency across class sections.
  • Supplemental online instruction must be created and planned in conjunction with Graham School's online instructional design team and approved by the program. Please note that adequate planning is required for this option.

After initial review of applications, applicants may have the opportunity 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 www.grahamschool.uchicago.edu/msctrm.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing relevant background, a curriculum vitae or resume, a writing sample, and the names of at least two professional references. Additional materials such as past teaching evaluations may also be included.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs