Job Opportunities at Kent State – Two Tenure-Track Positions, Applications due by Feb 20
Kent State University’s Center for Applied Conflict Management is receiving applications for two (2) tenure-track positions to begin August 2017.
Assistant professor of Social Conflicts and Community Engagement (Position#988779)*
The successful applicant will have strong credentials in conflict management, including with theories and practices of conflict intervention used to constructively manage social, racial, economic and identity-related community conflicts and violence prevention. Examples include conflicts associated with: police/community relations; restorative justice; civil rights; the environment and climate change; economic inequalities; and social justice. Letters of recommendation for this position should be sent directly to CommunityEngagement@kent.edu
Assistant professor of International Conflict Management & Peacebuilding (Position#988778)*
The successful applicant will have strong credentials in conflict management, including with theories and practices of conflict interventions to constructively manage international conflicts. Examples include: citizen diplomacy and civilian peacekeeping; gender and security; peacebuilding initiatives in the global south; intercultural relations and violence prevention; and state/civil society conflicts. Letters of recommendation for this position should be sent directly toPeacebuilding@kent.edu
*Successful applicants will also demonstrate an ability to conduct and publish research commensurate with the expectations of a research institution and to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; salary is competitive and start-up support is available. Kent State University, located 30 minutes from the Cleveland and Akron metropolitan areas and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, enrolls more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on the Kent campus. Kent is a Carnegie Research II university and is ranked among the top 100 national public universities in U.S.
Established in 1971, the Center for Applied Conflict Management has a robust undergraduate degree enrolling over 1,000 students per year. Center faculty also teach in the Conflict Analysis and Management Track in the Political Science PhD degree. These positions will support the transition of the Center into a new School of Peace and Conflict Studies to promote constructive approaches to managing and transforming conflicts in order to build a more just and peaceful world.
Applicants should have a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies or cognate field at the time of hire (August 2017). Review of applications will begin onFebruary 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. More detail on the positions and application requirements can be found in the two attachments to this email or through KSU’s job website at: https://jobs.kent.edu
Questions about the position or the search process should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Landon Hancock (firstname.lastname@example.org).