Lecturer in Threat and Response Management

University of Chicago

United States

Lecturer, Master of Science in Threat and Response Management 

OAA - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Position Description

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.  When courses are offered in person, they are held 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 due to climate change, infrastructure protection and cybersecurity risk. Combining academic inquiry with emergency management practice, the Master of Science in Threat and Response Management program helps students prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises and disaster.

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

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

Currently hiring lecturers for Winter 2021 (January 4, 2021) and Spring 2021 (March 29, 2021):

Winter 2021

  • Bureaucracy, Politics & Ethics in a Digital Age
  • Threat and Response Planning & Communication

Spring 2021

  • Threat and Response Leadership Case Studies
  • VUCA Risks: Infectious Disease
  • Cyber Threat Vectors
  • National Security: Intelligence & Analysis


Develop syllabus including monthly class schedule, discussion topics, learning objectives, reading assignments, and assessment plans.

Develop and execute in-class content (i.e. lectures, activities, simulations, tabletop exercises).

Develop asynchronous content which supplements the in-class learning experience (i.e. recorded lectures, discussion board content, project and research work).

Develop assignments to minimally include mid-term and final assignments 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 and/or remote synchronous 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 outside of the classroom experience.

Work with the program director and other program instructors to ensure consistency across class sections and participate in curriculum reviews.

Participate in Capstone Project process as scientific advisor.

Participate in co-curricular programming (i.e. guest lectures, instructor/student events).

Supplemental asynchronous content and remote synchronous instruction methods must be developed and planned in conjunction with Graham School's online instructional design and/or teaching and learning teams and approved by the program.

After initial review of applications, candidates may be requested 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 must submit a cover letter describing relevant background and experience, a curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and contact information of at least two professional references.

Applicants should send their materials electronically to the Program Director, Master of Science in Threat and Response Management at msctrm@uchicago.edu

Required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reference Contact Info

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