UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

Justice & Peace Studies - Clinical Faculty/Leadership Coordinator

The Justice and Peace Studies Program at the University of St. Thomas is seeking creative and energetic candidates with both teaching ability and on-the-ground experience for a new clinical faculty position beginning September 1, 2009. Clinical faculty appointments are renewable indefinitely, assuming satisfactory performance. Clinical faculty are not eligible for and do not attain tenure.

This position seeks to help students understand their education and future work as part of a call to work for peace, justice and reconciliation. The position will involve four main areas of responsibility:

1. Teaching in the Justice and Peace Studies Program (JPST): Teach the equivalent of at least three classes per year in the JPST Program, or related departments, normally including at least one section of Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies and potentially including courses in conflict resolution; serve as academic advisor to a portion of JPST majors.

2. Internship Development: Direct Justice and Peace Studies majors in their internships, which are required as an integral part of their academic study; assess and develop internship sites and relationships with site supervisors.

3. Leadership Development: Supervise student coordinators of Students for Justice and Peace, developing their leadership and organizing skills along with those of all SJP members and other campus action groups.

4. Public liaison: Assist the program director in nurturing community partnerships; coordinate and publicize campus events of interest to wider publics; develop new outreach and service-learning programs for engaging students in neighborhood-level work for sustainable communities.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience in both teaching and grassroots peacebuilding or community activism and will have at least a Master's degree in an appropriate academic field, with a Ph.D. preferred. The ability to teach and develop new courses in the field of conflict resolution is especially welcome.

The Justice and Peace Studies Program prepares students to work for cooperative social change in a world of diverse cultures and worldviews. Strong candidates will be conversant with Catholic social teaching. Substantial international experience working in grassroots community settings will be considered a further plus.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 11,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.

Apply: Applications may be submitted online. This position is open until filled. 

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