Resilience – Assistant Professor



Job description

Norfolk, VA

The College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University invites applications for an Assistant Professor whose teaching, research, or creative activity focuses on Resilience at the community, regional, national, or global levels. Applicants in all fields supported by departments in the College of Arts and Letters ( are welcomed.

The successful applicant will be based in one of the College’s ten departments: Art; Communication and Theatre
Arts; English; History; Music; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Political Science and Geography; Sociology and Criminal Justice; Women’s Studies; and World Languages and Cultures. A joint appointment or a secondary appointment in one of the College’s interdisciplinary programs is possible. ODU has a strong and active commitment to diversity. The College especially encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups and those with a demonstrated track record of promoting and enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment. Evidence of the potential for extramural research support is preferred, and prior success in securing extramural funding is strongly preferred.

The successful applicant will be well suited for and interested in participating in ODU’s newly formed Institute for
Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (ICAR; and established Resilience Collaborative (ODURC; ICAR is a national center that advances the resilience of coastal communities by integrating science, engineering, and human dimensions to develop innovative resilience programs. ICAR’s foci include climate change and sea level rise, urban flooding, social science and policy, and health dimensions of adaptation and resilience. The ODURC engages and connects faculty across campus in resilience research and education. Resilience Studies is a significant area of emphasis at ODU, and the University is committed to ICAR and ODURC success.

How to apply

For initial consideration, applicants should submit the following items to : a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references, a writing sample (10,000 words max.) or creative portfolio (up to 20 images and/or video documentation of recent work via PDF or links to curated web content), statement of research interests, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a teaching portfolio (including syllabi, student course evaluations, and teaching philosophy). Review of applications begins March 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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