Associate or Full Professor

Greensboro, NC
Jun 21, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 13956

Functional Title Associate or Full Professor

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seeks an accomplished and visionary faculty member who is willing to serve in leadership positions within the department, and whose scholarship, teaching, and community engagement complements our undergraduate and graduate programs focused on conflict transformation to build peaceful and just social systems within interpersonal, interorganizational, and international contexts.

The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with current faculty to enhance the residential and online academic programs and advance disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship, to teach courses and pursue research in areas related to her or his areas of specialization, and to mentor and support the Department's faculty members' scholarship. A successful candidate must be willing to lead the development and growth of initiatives that enact the mission of the department to help address the "wicked problems" of our times which require not only interdisciplinary theory and practice, or praxis, but also a deep understanding of the role of engaging with diverse stakeholders to build and sustain healthy relationships and vibrant communities. These initiatives are expected to leverage synergies among teaching, scholarship, and community engagement.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES of this position include:

  • Expanding PCS's capacity to offer relevant, timely, strategic, and sustainably-funded educational programs in areas related to conflict resolution and conflict transformation;
  • Engaging in visionary team leadership and guidance for the PCS Department as it moves into an important growth phase;
  • Developing and teaching courses, seminars, colloquia, and workshops;
  • Conducting and disseminating high quality scholarship; and
  • Actively participating in, as well as leading, educational programs, strategic partnerships, interdisciplinary scholarship, and community engagement activities.

For more information about the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies please visit the website at:

Located within the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) and transformed from an academic program into a department in 2013, PCS is uniquely situated for interdisciplinary and cross-sector partnerships and community engagement. UNCG is a High Research Activity, Community Engagement, Minority Serving Institution located in a metropolitan area of over 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, 2-3 hours drive from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian mountains. We are just over an hour drive from major metropolitan areas, including the Research Triangle and Charlotte. Greensboro is a special place for conflict transformation and peacebuilding as it is the birthplace of the Civil Rights Sit-In Movement, the home of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. As a Federally-designated refugee resettlement site, over 120 languages are spoken in Guilford County schools. UNCG is member to a vibrant academic community with over a dozen higher education institutions within a two hour drive from campus, including six within Greensboro alone.

PCS, HHS, and UNCG foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research as a strategy to transform students, build knowledge, and engage the region and the world.

UNCG is an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity ( We are proud of the diversity of our student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. Within HHS, the diversity of faculty and students is 20% and 30% respectively. UNCG is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in peace and conflict studies (preferred), or a related field with strong connections to the works of conflict transformation
  • Core theoretical and practice-oriented expertise in conflict resolution and conflict transformation with particular expertise in mediation, facilitation, alternative forms of dispute resolution, restorative justice, community dialogue, conflict systems design, and/or community-engaged praxis
  • Proven competencies in collaboration, strategic thinking, community-university partnerships, and effective leadership
  • Dedication to and experience with practice-focused, theory-informed, educational programs that reach a broad range of learners through in-person and online platforms

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience developing collaborative initiatives across disciplines, organizations, and communities to promote and sustain healthy, safe, and vibrant communities
  • Experience designing and delivering professional development opportunities for different sectors through collaborative partnerships
  • Experience securing the resources necessary to support and sustain the continued growth of scholarship, education, and community engagement with diverse populations and stakeholders
  • Successful track record of mentoring and supporting the scholarly work of faculty colleagues and students

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to fill out a brief electronic application and upload the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample (equivalent to one journal article or book chapter)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (including student evaluations)

Note: Only one document can be uploaded under each title. If multiple documents exist for one specific title and the applicant wishes to provide all of them, the applicant may have to combine them into one.*

In addition, applicants are asked to provide a list of at least three (3) professional references with their names, position/relationship to applicant, address, email address, and telephone number. Applicants will be notified before references are contacted.

Recruitment Range Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Org #-Department Peace and Conflict Studes - 11404

Job Open Date 11/18/2016

For Best Consideration Date 01/16/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other

To learn more or to apply for this position please visit our UNCGjobsearch website at



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