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Adjunct Faculty-Homeland Security Program
Title:Adjunct Faculty-Homeland Security Program
Department:College of Arts and Sciences
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1


Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Employment Status:
Part -Time, Temporary


Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0000/0000/01


Salary Range: varies depending on assignment; minimum $950 per credit hour


Closing Date: Open until filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave N.W.

Brief Description of Duties:

The University of the District of Columbia is a public land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers.

The Homeland Security program is housed under the auspices of the Crime, Justice & Security Studies program in the Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences. The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences is an interdisciplinary unit consisting of diverse academic programs within the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to Crime, Justice & Security Studies, the academic units are Human Development, Political Science, and Psychology. These programs are gateways to graduate and professional school as well as careers that involve understanding behavior and working with people. The graduate program in Homeland Security offers the Master of Science degree and its focus on emergency management of natural, manmade, or terrorist disasters prepares students for a range of opportunities in one of the fastest growing career fields.

The Homeland Security program examines the effort by governments to protect their territory and interests from hazards and disasters, whether internal or external, natural or human made. Aligned with the university's land-grant mission of service to the community, it focuses on community preparedness, response, and recovery from catastrophic events. On the UDC campus, the Homeland Security curriculum emphasizes the use of computer-based models to analyze issues in homeland security, with coursework that is grounded in contemporary methods and strategies. The program's focus on research allows students to develop skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, and prepares them for careers in analytics and operational work.

Incumbents must teach all assigned classes and hours as determined by semester course schedule; Incumbents will be required to prepare and deliver relevant curriculum to students in the, using a variety of teaching methods to include, but not limited to, lecture, class discussion, demonstration labs, and projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teach assigned Homeland Security courses as specified in the schedule and course contract.

2. Evaluate text and instructional materials; prepare course materials and lesson plans.

3. Provide students a Homeland Security program approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the institution, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria.

4. Use the institution's learning management system (Blackboard) to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students.

5. Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts.

6. Maintain records of enrollment and attendance, assessments and grades, submit class rosters and grade sheets by the deadlines established by the institution.

7. Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning, establishing, and maintaining classroom control.

8. Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery.

9. Attend all meetings, ceremonies and official functions as specified by the Chief Academic Officer and Dean.

10. Attend one or more orientation session(s) to become familiar with the Institution's mission and teaching philosophy, policies and procedures and the learning management system.

11. Meet with the Dean or Division Chair, and Program Coordinator as needed to discuss all aspects of the course including student progress and curriculum development (may be required to provide input into program development).

12. Adhere to University policies and guidelines in all matters concerning academic and student and staff conduct.

Minimum Job Requirement:

. Master, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Juris Doctor Degree in Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, Security Studies, or related disciplines.

. Professional training and professional applied experience in an area of Homeland Security or Emergency Management.

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment: Temporary employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause.

Collective Bargaining Unit: Dependent upon certain criteria, this position may be eligible for representation and require payment of union fees through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Due to the temporary nature of this appointment, this position is ineligible for benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.


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