Emergency Management Professor (Unit A)

Emergency Management Professor (Unit A)






Department: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration


Locations: Macomb, IL


Posted: Nov 10, 2022


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:


Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,600 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.


Job Description:


APPOINTMENT: The School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure-track position. The position is offered on the Macomb, Illinois campus, with a starting date of August 2023.


RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will be required to teach Emergency Management undergraduate or graduate courses as assigned. Teaching responsibilities for this position will concentrate on the relationships between natural, technological, and human-made terrorism and hazards and disasters and the associated requirements for FEMA's, DOD's, CDC"s and civilian military competencies and requirements for Emergency Management: Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. In particular, the applicant will be expected to to teach and meet the primer and competencies expected from the following agencies, FEMA, DOD, United Nations and related public agencies as reflected in the upper division Emergency Management courses. Other course topics may include aspects of cyber investigations, homeland security, leadership, administration, diversity and ethics for public safety practitioners. Successful applicants could also be assigned to teach and develop courses that concern special topics, involving 21st Century emergency responses on an international level and compliance with HICS and United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), and report writing and evacuation plans. Applicants should also demonstrate an understanding of the application of technology to enhance learning. Other duties may be assigned as required by the Director of LEJA. Unit A faculty must also engage in ongoing recruitment, scholarship and service to the university to satisfy retention and promotion requirements (see http://www.wiu.edu/provost/upi_agreement/ ).


This position requires full attendance at all classes in a traditional face-to-face classroom format and online settings. While opportunities to develop and conduct hybrid or online courses exist for the successful applicant, this solicitation/position is not for online instruction or distance learning only.






• A terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D. J.D.) in Emergency/Disaster/Crisis Management or related field

• Experience related to business (private or public) continuity, emergency preparedness operations, disaster preparedness, mitigation, community recovery, and training utilizing simulations from the U.S. regionally accredited institution of higher learning (or equivalent from an international accrediting body)

• A minimum of three years practical field experience with a public safety/emergency management agency (such as FEMA, Homeland Security, law enforcement, fire administration) is required




• A minimum of three years teaching public safety related courses, or courses in a closely related field, at an institution of higher learning is preferred


Additional Information:




Within the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at WIU, one can receive a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Emergency Management, Fire Science, or Fire Medic and/or a Master of Arts degree in Public Safety Administration. An Emergency Management and a Community Engagement and Public Safety Leadership Post Baccalaureate Certificates (PBC) are also available to post-graduate students and are designed to prepare future emergency managers, public safety practitioners, law enforcement executives, and current executives for the future. Classes are primarily taught at the main campus in Macomb, Illinois, but also at locations in the Quad Cities, and online.


About WIU (wiu.edu/about/)


Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.


WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).


WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.


WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (wiu.edu/dei)


Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.


At WIU, we will:


• Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.

• Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.

• Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.

• Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.

• Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.

• Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

• Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.

• Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.


Academics (wiu.edu/academics)


More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccaulaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.


Student Resources


More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more.


Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.


WIU Intercollegiate Athletics (wiu.edu/athletics)


The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.


Application Instructions:


Complete applications include:


1) a letter of application


2) current curriculum vita or resume


3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references


4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be required for selected candidate


5) a separate statement regarding your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (candidates describe their awareness and understanding of diversity and experience promoting diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service in the past and currently as well as how they propose to continue in the new position).


Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/


**Note** Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size in order to upload.


Screening will begin in January 2023 and continue until the position is filled.


Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Jack Schafer, Search Committee Chair, at mailto:[email protected] or 309-298-1038.


For assistance with the online application system call the Human Resources Office at (309) 298-1971 or mailto:[email protected]


Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law


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