AP Assistant Professor
Functional Title AP Assistant Professor
Position Type Non-Tenure Stream
The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro seeks applicants for an 12-month Academic Professional (non-tenure) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will begin August 2018 and offers a 3-year contract, that is renewable for 5 years. We are seeking candidates who have specialization in theory-driven practice and community engagement across local, national, and international contexts in the areas of group conflict and reconciliation, civic engagement, peace operations, and working with diverse populations.
The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies is committed to conflict transformation to build peaceful and just social systems through theory-informed practice and community engagement. We address conflict across sectors and interpersonal, interorganizational, and international contexts throughout our MA and BA degree programs. We do this by educating students, online as well as face-to-face, to effectively design positive and sustainable changes within a variety of settings, sectors, and contexts. The skills developed in PACS through praxis address the "wicked issues" of our times which require interdisciplinary theory and practice. We seek faculty who are interested in joining our department as we continue to expand and rapidly grow our online curriculum to students across the state and world, and with foci in global leadership, conflict management, peace and governance, and civil-military interaction.
The successful candidate will focus primarily on teaching, advising students, and coordinating community partners for the department's undergraduate practicum and graduate colloquium courses. This person will teach seven courses annually (3:4) across the graduate and undergraduate curriculum, as well as advise students, contribute to curricular and programmatic development, and contribute service to the department, unit, college, and community. An important responsibility of this position, in addition to teaching and advising, is to sustain existing and develop new mutually beneficial and reciprocal partnerships with organizations and communities within and beyond the university that benefit our theory-informed practice and community-engaged courses and scholarship. Past experience in organizational development, community organizing and engagement preferred.
UNC Greensboro is a doctoral research-intensive university and a minority-serving institution that is committed to its status as a diverse academic community. UNCG is one of 17 campuses in the UNC system and enrolls nearly 20,000 students. UNCG has been ranked among the "Great Colleges to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a High-Research Activity University with an added Community Engagement classification awarded for its "deep engagement" at local, regional, national, and global levels. Greensboro has a population of over 285,000 and is located in the heart of the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, a tri-city area which offers a wealth of opportunities to engage and work with diverse communities, cultures, and populations. With its temperate weather and hiking and biking trails, lakes, parks, and greenways located in the city and surrounding counties, Greensboro is an ideal place to work and live. UNCG is an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity (https://web.uncg.edu/hrs). We are proud of the diversity of our student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position.
Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment. Candidates must have substantial training and experience in peace and conflict transformation (such as, but not limited to, community and civic engagement, global leadership, conflict management, peace and governance, and civil-military interaction), and demonstrated experience teaching in online and/or face-to-face classrooms, organizational, or community settings. The candidate must be able to teach courses in the core undergraduate and graduate curricula, online as well as face-to-face.
The qualities being sought include a strong record of teaching excellence and commitment to teaching and mentoring students online as well as face-to-face, superb communication and interpersonal skills, deep commitment to diversity, common sense, and a personal style that engenders trust and respect. The successful candidate will be a good listener, well organized, and collaborative partner on campus and in the community.
Special Instructions to Applicants
A full dossier of uploaded materials will include:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness
- Names of three professional references with their position/relationship to applicant, address, email address, and telephone number
For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Emily Janke (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee and include "PACS APT-12 mo Position" in the subject line.
Recruitment Range Competitive and commensurate with experience
Org #-Department Peace and Conflict Studes - 11404
Job Open Date 10/18/2017
For Best Consideration Date 11/13/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Number of Months per Year 12
- Cover Letter
- List of References
- Teaching Philosophy
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