We seek scholars who are committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement. Candidates should show experience or potential for securing external funding. The candidate should hold an earned Ph.D. or other relevant doctoral degrees at the time of appointment. We will consider a broad range of research foci related to social perspectives on risk, hazards, and disasters. Possible, but not exclusive, areas of interest might include: individual and household preparedness for disaster; social determinants of disaster health outcomes and recovery; food security and connection of food delivery to health outcomes in disaster-affected settings; institutional systems for service delivery, such as for disaster behavioral health; functional and access needs, including elder populations and others requiring medical-support care in hospitals and nursing homes; environmental and social justice; risk perception/communication; environmental planning; hazard mitigation; and decision-making and social change. Researchers with strong methodological skills (one or more approaches, such as statistics, spatial analysis, social network analysis, GIS, participatory action research, qualitative methods, or mixed methods) are encouraged to apply.
Located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (highest research activity; and a Carnegie public engagement designation), with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.
Our University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. UD is committed to attracting and retaining employees with different identities and backgrounds. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. UD is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty.