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Tenure-Track Faculty in Conflict Resolution, 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 in Conflict Resolution, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
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Department Description:

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies (Kroc School) was launched in 2007 at the University of San Diego as the first stand-alone graduate school of peace and justice in the United States. The Kroc School trains the changemakers and peacebuilders of today.

Detailed Description:

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies (Kroc School) was launched in 2007 at the University of San Diego as the first stand-alone graduate school of peace and justice in the United States. The Kroc School trains the changemakers and peacebuilders of today and tomorrow and is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, beginning in September 2022. The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching and research that can contribute to the Kroc School’s expanding graduate programs in Peace and Justice, Social Innovation, and Conflict Management and Resolution.  Field-based knowledge or experience in conflict resolution/management/transformation and negotiation is preferred.  

The Kroc School’s faculty is multidisciplinary, combining theory and practice to understand conflicts and world issues, and also to imagine new possibilities for addressing humanity’s urgent challenges from increasing inequality to social injustice to climate change. We seek creative and passionate individuals who believe in the power of university learning to transform the world for the better. We welcome applications from faculty coming from peace and conflict studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, international relations or related fields whose teaching and research agendas intersect substantively with conflict resolution, conflict management and negotiation.

The successful applicant will teach graduate courses to an increasingly diverse population of national and international graduate students and will contribute to building the School's interdisciplinary academic programs.  To be successful in our environment, the candidate must be able to teach courses in-the-field and/or that include experiential learning.  Candidates must demonstrate strong teaching experience, a robust research agenda, and interest in program development and institution building. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to incorporate the scholarship of diverse scholars in their teaching, research and scholarship.

The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic Institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. USD is an Equal Opportunity employer. The university aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of scholars of color, women, veterans, persons with disabilities and other persons with marginalized identities, placing high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of the promotion of scholars with marginalized identities.


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 a PhD in hand at the time of appointment.

We seek a candidate with strong potential for scholarly recognition and leadership in the field of conflict resolution, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  The candidate should have a record of excellence in scholarly research and some experience in teaching. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field (e.g. conflict resolution, peace studies, political science, sociology, anthropology or a related field) at the time of appointment.  The Kroc School particularly seeks candidates with expertise in research and teaching in one or more of the following areas: environmental justice and conflicts, human rights and conflict, migration, community conflict, political polarization, organizational conflict, international systems and conflict, and negotiations.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), 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

Special Application Instructions:
Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application and, for full consideration, candidates should submit a letter of application that addresses affinities with relevant teaching areas (e.g. conflict resolution and negotiation, peace and conflict resolution, conflict management in organizational contexts, environmental conflict, etc.), curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references, previous teaching evaluations (if applicable), and a writing sample the length of a typical research article or book chapter. The search committee review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022.
Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Associate Dean Dustin Sharp (dsharp@sandiego.edu)

For more information about The Kroc School at the University of San Diego, please visit: https://www.sandiego.edu/peace/

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us 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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