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Tenure-Track Faculty (Open Rank) - Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

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Position Status: Faculty, Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Faculty, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Position Title & Department:

 Tenure-Track Faculty (Open Rank) - Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
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Department Description:

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies (Kroc School) at the University of San Diego is the global hub for peacebuilding and social innovation. Founded in 2007, the Kroc School equips the next generation of innovative changemakers to shape a more peaceful and just society. It offers master's degrees in peace and justice, social innovation, humanitarian action, conflict management and resolution, and a dual degree in peace and law — programs which have attracted diverse and dynamic students from around the world.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position beginning in September 2023.

The preferred candidate will have clear expertise in at least two of the following three clusters:

  1. Community advocacy, community organizing, community development;
  2. Migration, refugees, displacement;
  3. Climate change, environment, natural resources.

The Kroc School prepares innovative changemakers to address humanity’s urgent challenges. The preferred candidate will have a strong record of teaching, scholarship, and practice. We welcome applications from the fields of sociology, political science, international relations, psychology, anthropology, climate change / sustainability, or related fields. The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment. 

With a 12 credit per year (i.e., 2/2) teaching load, the Kroc School excels in student-centered pedagogies. The successful applicant will teach theory and practice-based courses at the graduate level that integrate out-of-the-classroom experiential learning and community engagement.

Beyond teaching and research, we seek someone who will help develop the Kroc School’s expanding graduate programs in Peace and Justice, Social Innovation, Conflict Management and Resolution, Humanitarian Action, and Law and Peace and Justice (JD/MA). Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Conditions of Employment:

The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https://www.sandiego.edu/onward/ 

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Job Requirements:

 The successful candidate must have:

  • Doctorate in-hand by contract start-date; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to research, teaching, and service, mentoring students, fostering a climate of inclusion.
Posting Salary:

$7,175/month - $8770/month; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

The range provided in this job posting is the full range of the position grade and not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be offered or earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

Special Application Instructions:

Click Apply Now to complete our online application.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled.

Applications must include the following:

  1. Letter of application, include reference to the clusters of interest;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Teaching Statement and a sample syllabus of a course in your field of specialization;
  4. Research Statement and a sample of scholarly work (length of typical research paper);
  5. Diversity statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritized populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations, and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research; and
  6. Contact information for three references (to be contacted at short-list stage).

Contact: Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick (caustin@sandiego.edu).

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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