Assistant Professor of Peace Studies
Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for an interdisciplinary tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Peace Studies effective August 1, 2014.
Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. More information about Chapman University is available at http://www.chapman.edu. Wilkinson College has a long history of commitment to peace and justice programs and is home to the Delp-Wilkinson Peace Studies Endowment and the Delp-Wilkinson Endowed Chair in Peace Studies. Additional information may be found at: http://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/peace-studies/
This position is open to various areas of disciplinary expertise and requires a unique interdisciplinary approach that bridges the various disciplines that inform issues of conflict and peace. These would include sociology, religious studies, political science, and anthropology, among others.
Candidates with expertise in peace and one or more of these areas will be particularly welcome: peace and the environment, peace and atrocity studies, peace and development, peace and feminist studies. The college welcomes scholars with interest in applied peacemaking and advocacy.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. and have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.
Responsibilities will include teaching courses in support of the undergraduate major and minor in Peace Studies. Major requirements include Introduction to Peace Studies, Nonviolent Social Change, and the capstone in Peace Studies.
Research expectations include significant work in Peace Studies, presumably within the candidate’s disciplinary field. Chapman University considers advising and mentoring of undergraduates to be essential components of the position. The program currently has approximately 50 majors and 25 minors, whose advisement is shared among faculty members.
Tenure track faculty are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching, and service.
Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and a list of three current references including their contact information to:
Dr. Ed Day, Chair, Search Committee in Peace Studies, at email@example.com
Please use "Peace Studies Position" in subject line.
Note: The interdisciplinary Peace Studies Program is under the purview of the Dean of the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.
Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
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