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UMass Lowell has recently posted online a job ad (copied below) to hire a Professor (or Associate Professor) and Director of our Center for Terrorism and Security Studies.

University of Massachusetts Lowell
School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Job Reference Number:  0081469
Position Title:  Director – Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

Description:   The University of Massachusetts Lowell is recruiting for a senior faculty position, at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, to serve as Director of its Center for Terrorism and Security Studies (CTSS).

CTSS was established in 2013 in connection with the University’s growing academic enterprise in the field of terrorism and security studies. Concurrent with the Center’s growth in recent years, the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has established a terrorism studies option within the PhD program in Criminal Justice housed in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, launched M.S. and M.A. degree programs in Security Studies, initiated a PhD program in Global Studies, and hired several new social science faculty with research programs in the areas of security, terrorism, and international conflict. Additionally, a significant number of faculty within both the University’s College of Engineering and its College of Sciences are extensively engaged in funded research programs focused on matters of national and international security.

The successful candidate for this position will have proven leadership capacity, a strong record of procuring external funding, experience managing large-scale research projects, and a sustained portfolio of high-quality published scholarship in the field of terrorism and security studies. This candidate will also demonstrate a vision for promoting the Center as an inter-disciplinary community that encourages innovative collaboration, supports the mentoring and development of junior faculty, and actively engages students enrolled in the College’s graduate and undergraduate education programs. Beyond his or her role in managing the Center, the selected candidate will teach courses within the College, particularly within the graduate programs in terrorism, security studies, and global studies.

Faculty appointment is available in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Psychology, or in another department consistent with the selected candidate’s preference and disciplinary orientation. Joint departmental appointments may be made where appropriate, and tenure upon entry will be offered to qualified candidates.

The University is committed to increasing the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its faculty to match that of our student body. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are strongly encouraged to apply, and should identify in their cover letter how their personal and professional experiences can help us achieve this goal.

Minimum Qualifications:
– Ph.D. (or equivalent) in criminology, political science, security studies, international relations, psychology, sociology, or other discipline relevant to the area of security studies
– Six years of post-PhD experience at a research university
– Demonstrated experience developing and leading funded research projects related to terrorism and security studies
– Sustained record of high-quality publication in field of terrorism and security studies
– The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Salary commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

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