Lecturer, Master of Science in Threat and Response Management-Cyber
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Position Description

The Graham School and UChicago Professional Education are currently seeking qualified applicants for a part-time, adjunct lecturer position to teach in our Master of Science in Threat and Response Management. Current University faculty and staff, as well as professionals working in relevant positions outside of the University, are eligible to apply. When courses are offered in-person, they are held at our campus in downtown Chicago.

The face of emergency management is changing rapidly. Alongside traditional threats and disasters, governments, businesses, and communities are facing emerging challenges due to environmental threats, infrastructure protection and cybersecurity risk. Combining rigorous academic inquiry with emergency management practice, the Master of Science in Threat and Response Management helps students prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises and disaster.

Applicants must have relevant experience in emergency management, homeland or national security, cybersecurity, environmental security, social sciences, public policy, public health, legal and ethical issues, or a related field.

The program operates in an executive, monthly format and includes nine (9) hours of instruction one three-day weekend each month on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Classes are scheduled during morning, afternoon, and evening hours. Courses meet for three consecutive months during each 9 or 10-week quarter for a total of 27 instructional hours. For the academic year 2021-2022, the first weekend of classes each quarter will be held in person at our downtown Chicago campus, and the last two weekends of the quarter will be remote.

Currently hiring an adjunct lecturer for Spring 2022:

  • Concentration: Cyber Risk Management
    This concentration prepares students to enter the in-demand cyber risk management workforce equipped with the ability to secure critical technology infrastructures and mitigate cyber-attacks.
  • Elective Course: Cyber Threat Vectors
    Learning objectives:
    • Understand the basics of IT systems, system design, vulnerability remediation
    • Understand the role of third parties, supply chains, sourcing and managing legacy IT systems
    • Understand the who, why, and how of cyber threats
    • Identify email, hardware, and internet threat vectors
    • Learn methods of cyber threats and security tools available for mitigation and response
    • Review policy discussions and points of friction with IT and security: encryption, data access, localization, regulatory considerations
    • Understand future landscape of cyber risks


Develop syllabus including monthly class schedule, discussion topics, learning objectives, reading assignments, and assessment plans.

Develop Canvas Learning Management System course site.

Develop and deliver in-class content (i.e., lectures, activities, simulations, tabletop exercises).

Develop asynchronous content which supplements the in-class learning experience (i.e., recorded lectures, discussion board content, project and research work).

Develop assignments to minimally include mid-term and final assignments and course participation grade.

Grade assignments and return comments and grades to students via Canvas course site in timely manner.

Attend all monthly in-person and/or remote synchronous sessions.

Hold monthly office hours to coincide with course schedule. Instructors are expected to spend at least 3-6 hours per week meeting with students outside of the classroom experience.

Work with the program director and other program instructors to ensure consistency across class sections and participate in curriculum reviews.

Participate in Capstone Project process as scientific advisor.

Participate in co-curricular programming (i.e., guest lectures, instructor/student events).

Supplemental asynchronous content and remote synchronous instruction methods must be developed and planned in conjunction with Graham School's online instructional design and/or teaching and learning teams and approved by the program.

After initial review of applications, candidates may be requested to submit a course proposal.



Qualified applicants must have a graduate-level degree in a relevant field, PhD is preferred. Candidates with prior teaching experience and/or relevant practical experience are strongly preferred. For related course descriptions and additional program information, please visit msctrm.uchicago.edu.

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