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Assistant Professor of Intelligence Studies

Job Description

Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Intelligence Studies of the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences for the 2018-2019 academic year. The position is at the Erie campus and begins fall semester 2018. To be hired at the assistant professor level, applicants should possess a Ph.D., or other terminal degree, and/or significant experience in a discipline related to intelligence studies. ABDs are encouraged to apply.  For a candidate without a tenure-track option or without a Ph.D., hiring will be at the instructor level. Special attention will be given to those applicants with practitioner experience and the ability to manage applied analytic projects. 


Job Summary

Successful candidates will teach introductory and applied courses in intelligence analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have the opportunity to teach and manage undergraduate or graduate courses and projects in two or more of the following areas:

  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Writing/Intelligence Briefing
  • Introduction to Intelligence
  • Military Intelligence  
  • Social Media Analysis  
  • Leadership in Intelligence
  • Cyber Security Threat Analysis

In addition to instruction, duties will include curriculum development, service to the profession, and participation in University and Ridge College activities including student mentoring, development of internship and employment opportunities, and grant or contractual work with the Ridge College’s Institute. The selected candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, continued learning in their field, academic scholarship, and public scholarship.

The Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences brings together complementary academic disciplines that stress critical thinking, data analysis and collaborative decision-making. Serving as a center of excellence for distance and online learning, the Ridge College takes the lead in exploring, designing and developing new ways to deliver professional education. A Ridge College education helps make sense of the complex behaviors of people, organizations and governments through the application of principles, theories and technologies in innovative and exciting ways. More information on the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences at Mercyhurst University is available at


How to Apply

The initial review will begin immediately and continue to March 2, 2018, or until the position is filled.  Applicants must send a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy to:


Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences

Mercyhurst University

501 East 38th Street

Erie, PA 16546

Fax: 814-824-2008



Mercyhurst University is a fully accredited, comprehensive institution, founded in Erie, PA, by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926. The Erie campus, located on a picturesque hillside crowning the city, offers 50 undergraduate majors with 67 concentrations, as well as unique adult programs and eight graduate programs. The Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies and Master of Science in Applied Intelligence programs focus on providing a solid theoretical and applied education in intelligence studies across the fields of national security, military, law enforcement, and competitive intelligence. Current program enrollments in Erie, PA include over 300 undergraduates and 150 graduate students.


Mercyhurst University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply.