Director, William A. Anderson Fund (Associate or Full Professor)
The University of Delaware
The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) seeks a senior disaster scientist or engineer to join the faculty and serve as the founding director of the newly established William (Bill) A. Anderson Fund (BAF) Flagship Institution. The Director will serve as a high profile faculty leader for the BAF, engaging and interfacing with academic, government, private sector and non-profit partners to support recruitment, mentoring and professional development activities to increase the number of historically underrepresented students pursuing disaster science and practice. At the University of Delaware, the Director will develop strategic partnerships, hire and supervise staff, and engage in marketing and general program management. The Director will also serve as a leader for national efforts that support the BAF mission, including recruiting students, developing and evaluating programming, developing networks for participating students, and fundraising for scholarships and other program needs. This exciting program, and the Director’s position, will be located in UD’s Disaster Research Center (DRC) (www.drc.udel.edu).
The ideal candidate will possess program leadership and development ability, enthusiasm for and experience in mentoring students, a strong familiarity with graduate programs in the field of disaster sciences, and a well-developed commitment to diversity and inclusion. Ideal candidates will have a strong record of scholarship, teaching and professional service; or a stellar record of applied experience commensurate with appointment at a senior faculty rank.
Interested applicants should visit http://apply.interfolio.com/46144 to submit 1) a current curriculum vita/resume; 2) a cover letter outlining in detail their interest and qualifications; 3) contact information for three references (references will not be contacted prior to notifying the candidate).
Please direct questions, but not application materials, to Tricia Wachtendorf, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at email@example.com