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Lecturer of Security Studies

Job Description

Operating Title

Lecturer of Security Studies

Campus Location

Durham, Manchester


UNHM Security Studies

Summary of Position

The University of New Hampshire invites applications for a non-tenure-track position as Lecturer in Security Studies who will teach within an established Homeland Security degree program. This position has an anticipated start date of August 2023.

UNH seeks a visionary faculty member for a full-time, benefited position who will teach a 3/3 load and help administer a rapidly growing homeland security undergraduate degree program that operates on both the urban UNH campus in Manchester and the main UNH campus in Durham. The successful candidate will be expected to teach on both campuses, across a variety of core courses in the HLS discipline and program, including the following courses: HLS 480 professional skills in homeland security; HLS 510 fundamentals of emergency management; HLS 580 environmental and human security; applied research methods and statistics; supervising internships (HLS 770). Other essential duties include general curriculum design and development, online teaching and online program development, committee participation, and duties designed to support the development of a broader portfolio of security or intelligence studies degree programs. This is a nine-month, academic year position with the possibility of summer teaching.

Additional Job Information

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following required documents when applying online: an application cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (typically submitted in the form of teaching evaluations), and a brief statement of teaching philosophy (limited to one page). Please contact Elizabeth Lathrop, Lead Recruiter, elizabeth.lathrop@unh.edu with questions regarding this position. Rank and salary depend on experience and qualifications.

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Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

A practitioner with an earned doctorate or master’s degree in a discipline closely related to Homeland or National Security, Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, etc.; 3 to 5 years of related professional experience, and at least 2 years’ experience with undergraduate teaching in security, homeland security, or national security or discipline are required. Experience teaching in professional and/or graduate security studies programs including graduate course development; online undergraduate and or graduate course and program development as well as online teaching experience are strongly preferred. An established track record of security studies scholarship is advantageous.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Faculty Information

Renewable (Please specify below)

If Renewable or Number of years, please specify

3 years

Type of Position


Posting Date


Open Until Filled


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Appointment Type

Non Tenure-Track

Departmental Information

The Homeland Security program is actively encouraging the application of a diverse pool of candidates, seeking to further its commitment to the inclusion of underrepresented groups. Candidates will also be expected to teach effectively in an inclusive learning environment that values students’ diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

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Does not supervise

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Special Instructions to Applicants

INTERFOLIO USERS: If using Interfolio to submit letters of reference, please follow the special instructions at this link: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/2729/docs/126635.pdf.

Instructions for reference providers can be access at: https://support.interfolio.com/m/29600/l/266335-submit-a-letter-of-recommendation-to-interfolio.

Institution Information

The successful applicant will teach on both the main campus in Durham and the urban campus in Manchester. UNH Manchester is a College of the University of New Hampshire and serves New Hampshire’s largest, most diverse, and rapidly growing community. As UNH’s urban campus, the College is situated in the heart of Manchester, the largest city in New Hampshire, and is just 37 miles from Durham where the main campus is located. The College actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with a mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. The Security Studies Department is actively encouraging the application of a diverse pool of candidates, seeking to further its commitment to inclusion of underrepresented groups. For more information about UNH Manchester, visit the website: http://www.manchester.unh.edu

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