Visiting Assistant Professor - Intelligence Studies


Job Description

Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in the Department of Intelligence Studies for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The position begins September 4, 2014 and has the possibility of renewal as a full-time tenure-track faculty position.

Skills And Responsibilities

Applicants should possess a Ph.D., other terminal degree, and/or significant experience in a discipline related to intelligence studies (ABDs are encouraged to apply).  Special attention will be given to those applicants with practitioner experience and the ability to manage applied analytic projects.  In addition to instruction, duties will include curriculum development, service to the profession, and participation in University and Institute activities. The selected candidate must demonstrate a commitment to scholarly activity and publication in the intelligence studies field.

Successful candidates will have the qualifications to teach introductory theoretical and applied courses in intelligence analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in addition to the ability to teach undergraduate or graduate courses in at least one but preferably both of the following areas:

  •  Intelligence in Business: traditional competitive intelligence, intelligence support to corporate security and threat management, and/or AML analysis for financial institutions

  • Predictive Analytics: information management for exploring, visualizing, processing and analyzing very large data sets; predictive modeling; and/or analytic reporting.

More information on the Institute for Intelligence Studies is available at

How To Apply

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


Institute for Intelligence Studies

 Mercyhurst University

501 East 38th Street

Erie, PA 16546

Fax: 814-824-2008 or e-mail



Mercyhurst University is a fully accredited, four-year, 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, law enforcement, and competitive intelligence. Current program enrollments in Erie, PA include approximately 300 undergraduates and 100 graduate students.


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