Virginia Commonwealth University – L. Douglas Wilder School of Government
and Public Affairs is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a
focus area of emergency management for the Homeland Security Emergency
Preparedness Program (HSEP). The official posting follows my signature line.
The HSEP program
, offers degrees and on-line and in-person teaching opportunities at the
undergraduate, master, and graduate certificate levels. Faculty have
multi-disciplinary backgrounds from both academia and practice, have
received large federal research awards, and maintain strong relationships
with diverse collaborators including the Virginia Department of Emergency
Management and numerous global contacts.
While my appointment is outside of this program, I teach its Public Health
Emergency Preparedness course from an engaged/critical standpoint. I can
attest to the commitment of the program to support faculty’s individual
research and teaching interests as well as the diversity and quality of
students, including students from other departments including
MPH/Epidemiology; Masters in Urban and Regional Planning; and doctoral
programs in health administration and public policy.
The chair of the search committee, Sarah Jane Brubaker <email@example.com>,
a feminist sociologist who specializes in gender violence, has encouraged
me to share this posting through my channels and is available for questions
– we would love to have another anthropologist or critical public health
scholar! Others of us who are not on the search committee but whose
research focuses on structural and social inequality (e.g. housing,
juvenile justice) and/or use ethnographic, qualitative, or critical
statistical methods would be more than happy to speak to the robust
collegiality that we enjoy. I would be happy to provide names on an
We look forward to a robust pool of applicants!