The University of Delaware’s (www.udel.edu) academic leadership has identified disaster science as a priority for academic growth and prominence. In support of this priority, UD has agreed to serve as the Flagship Institution for the William (Bill) A. Anderson Fund (BAF). The BAF’s core mission is to expand the number of minority professionals in the field of disaster and hazard research and practice, and the Director will help to fulfill this mission, while also joining the ranks of our outstanding faculty at UD.
We seek a senior scholar, or experienced professional, who will serve as a high-profile national leader for the BAF. Candidates should have experience leading programs or initiatives, raising funds and development, experience mentoring students, and a well-developed commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Director will, engage and interface with the academic, government, private sector, and non-profit partners to support recruitment, mentoring, and professional development activities that increase the number of historically underrepresented students pursuing disaster science and practice. The Director will develop strategic partnerships, hire and supervise staff, and engage in marketing and general program management. The Director will also serve as a leader for national efforts that support the BAF mission, including recruiting students, developing and evaluating programming, developing networks for participating students, and fundraising for scholarships and other program needs. This exciting program will be located in UD’s world-renowned Disaster Research Center (DRC) (www.drc.udel.edu).
Using the Interfolio® online system at UD http://apply.interfolio.com/58057, applicants should submit: (1) a current curriculum vita/resume; (2) a cover letter outlining in detail their interest and qualifications; (3) contact information for three references (references will not be contacted prior to notifying the candidate) Please direct questions, but not application materials, to Tricia Wachtendorf, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (highest research activity; and a Carnegie public engagement designation), with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.
Our University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. UD is committed to attracting and retaining employees with different identities and backgrounds. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. UD is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty.
Candidates must have a strong record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service; or a stellar record of applied experience commensurate with appointment at a senior faculty rank. The Director is expected to hold a primary appointment in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice (https://www.soc.udel.edu/), although primary or joint appointments in other departments in the College will be considered. The successful candidate will also serve as a core faculty member in DRC.
Candidates may be considered for either a tenured or continuing track (CT) position. Tenured faculty must have an active research program in a disaster-related field, an excellent record of publications, and successful teaching experience. The CT provides a pathway for experienced professionals and scholars with a specialized applied focus who are interested in teaching or practice. CT faculty are eligible for promotion in academic rank and sabbaticals; however, they are not eligible for tenure. CT candidates coming from backgrounds with federal or state agencies, as well as the private and non-profit sectors, as encouraged to apply.
About University of Delaware
Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research (Carnegie rated, very high research activity). With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus (www.cas.udel.edu). The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.