Assistant Professor

Job description

Position Number 13272

Functional Title Assistant Professor

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro seeks applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position. The position will begin August 2018. 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.

We seek a colleague who will be a leader in transdisciplinary research and teaching and whose scholarly agenda aligns with the Giant Steps outlined in the university's strategic plan. We value collaboration with communities through community-engaged research, teaching, and/or service to address mutually-beneficial interests and priorities. The successful candidate will teach five courses annually (2:3) across the graduate and undergraduate curriculum, residential and online, advise students, maintain an active and productive research program, and contributes actively to teaching, research and service.

About UNCG:
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 ( We are proud of the diversity of our student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment, and substantial scholarship and applied practice in an area of peace and conflict transformation across local, national, and/or international contexts in the areas including, but not limited to group conflict and reconciliation, civic engagement, peace operations, and working with diverse populations. The candidate must be able to teach courses online and in the residential programs (face-to-face) in the core curriculum as well as our three concentrations: conflict management, international peace development, and joint civil-military interaction. The qualified candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills that can be applied in promoting and connecting the Department to university and community initiatives. The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, be a systems thinker, and have the ability to work collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications

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 at both the undergraduate and graduate level, a strong record of and promise for research achievement, 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
  • Up to three samples of writing (equivalent to a journal article or book chapter)

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Emily Janke ([email protected]), chair of the search committee and include "PACS Assistant Professor Position" in the subject line.

Recruitment Range Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

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 Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. List of References
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3
  5. Link to Professional Portfolio
  6. Unofficial Transcript(s)

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
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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