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The position offers a teaching load of two courses per semester and a nine-month contract. One course release per year and stipend will be granted for serving as Program Chair. Duties include program administration, teaching, research, and community engagement.

Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The University and the School of Public Administration has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. The UNO Emergency Management and Disaster Science Program is the largest undergraduate emergency management and fire services management program in the state and the only program that offers a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management, minors in Emergency Management, Fire Services Management, Tribal Management and Emergency Services and an undergraduate certificate in Tribal
Management and Emergency Services. Over the past decade, the Emergency Management and Disaster Science Program has proven to be one of the fastest expanding academic programs in the Nebraska University System. The program has four tenure track positions, two instructor lines, an academic advisor and an intern/outreach coordinator.

The School of Public Administration boasts a supportive and collaborative academic culture. It is home to one of the longest-accredited MPA programs in the country, enrolling over 200 graduate students, offering the program both online and on campus. The MPA program is ranked among the top 10-percent of all such programs in the 2022 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, and is ranked #5 in Public Budgeting and Finance, #7 in local government management and #11 in Nonprofit Management. The School is also home to one of the few Ph.D. programs in Public Administration in the Great Plains region; faculty regularly have the opportunity to work with Ph.D. students. 

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University. We are a metropolitan university, located in the heart of Omaha, which has a population of 463,000. The population of the eight-county metropolitan area is 943,000.

To apply for this position, please go to The application must include: current curriculum vita; a letter addressing experience and qualifications; the names and contact information for three references.

For more information on the program, visit our web page at For more information on the School, visit our web page at or contact the chair of the search committee: Dr. Thomas Jamieson (


The University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks applicants for an open-rank faculty position and program Chair of the Emergency Management and Disaster Science Program, within the School of Public Administration to begin in August 2023. A successful candidate for this position will possess a PhD in Emergency Management, Disaster Science and Management, Public Administration or Public Policy with emphasis in Emergency Management, or a related field. We are seeking applicants who have program management experience, who can provide program leadership and who offer faculty expertise in the field of Emergency Management and Disaster Science (EMDS). Candidates seeking to fill the position should
have interests and demonstrated capacity to teach existing EMDS core courses, electives and help develop new courses for the Program. A willingness to teach introductory, upper level, and graduate courses in emergency management and offer courses in an on-line format is also required. Candidates must have the demonstrated ability to conduct research in emergency management and disaster science. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66518155
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Position Title: Emergency Management and Disaster Science Program Chair - Open Rank
  • Job Function: Academic: Full-time
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Doctorate
  • Min Experience: Mid-Career
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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