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Hiring disaster studies adjunct

The Metropolitan Center of SUNY Empire State College is looking for
adjunct instructors to teach seminar-style, introductory or
intermediate classes on topics in disaster studies in the January
(Jan. 21-May 2, 2014) or later terms.  Instructors will design their
own syllabi.  We expect increased interest in disaster studies in the
aftermath of Sandy, but courses need not be explicitly about Sandy.

Empire State College is SUNY’s college for adult learners.  Our
diverse students come from a wide range of backgrounds and educational
experiences, and we encourage instructors to use innovative and
individualized ways of teaching.  Students in these classes will
likely be pursuing degrees and careers in criminal justice, community
and human services, emergency management, or public affairs, but given
Sandy the appeal might be broader.  Classes are expected to meet at
least twelve times for two hours each in a fourteen-week term.
Classes meet in the evening once a week.  The Metropolitan Center has
locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

A master’s degree is required; ABD is preferred.

Adjunct instructors are paid $212 per student for the first seven
students, $1696 for eight to twelve student, and $1696 plus $100 for
each student over 12.  Instructors who teach at least two classes are
eligible for New York State employee health insurance benefits.

To apply, please send a cover letter and c.v. to Cathy Leaker,
associate dean of the Metropolitan Center, at
Your cover letter should have a brief description of the class you
propose.  For more information, please email Dean Leaker or Jacob
Remes, assistant professor of public affairs, at

The college actively seeks to build a culturally diverse faculty and
staff and offers multicultural learning and work environments.  Empire
State College supports efforts to enrich our community though a
steadfast commitment to excellence through diversity.  Empire State
College is an AA/EEO/IRCA/ADA employer.