October 6, 2013

Job Opportunity in Dispute Resolution Teaching

By Sarah Cole

I recently received this job announcement for professorial positions in dispute resolution. Looks like a great teaching opportunity!
2 Faculty Positions in Conflict Resolution:
One Assistant Professor, and one Associate Professor

Description:

The Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution at the University of Massachusetts Boston seek to hire both a junior and a senior faculty member to begin September 1, 2014. The programs are part of the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance, in the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. The new faculty members may also have teaching and mentoring opportunities in the department’s Ph.D. program in Global Governance and Human Security.

Each candidate should be able to contribute to, and strengthen, the conflict resolution program core: conflict resolution theory, negotiation, and mediation. We have a special need for faculty who can teach about conflict in organizations, both domestic and international. Other areas of expertise that would be of interest and would fit well with existing faculty, programming, and student interest include, but are not limited to: regional conflicts in the U.S. and elsewhere; international conflict; identity-based conflict; environmental conflict; conflict in healthcare; community-based conflict; restorative justice; post-conflict reconciliation; deliberative democracy/public disputes; facilitation; and ombuds processes and systems.

Faculty will teach, generate and conduct research, mentor graduate students at the MA and Ph.D. levels, and attract extramural funding. We are strongly oriented toward integrating theory and practice, and engaging our students in both our fieldwork and our research, and will look for the same in the new hires. Preference will be given to applicants with backgrounds in social and behavioral sciences including conflict resolution, psychology, anthropology and ethnography, sociology, and political science.

UMass Boston serves a diverse student population in an urban environment on Boston’s waterfront. Many of our students have come to Boston from cultures around the world. The University offers many opportunities for students and faculty to participate in global service, research and education in countries all over the globe. The University offers strong internal and external mentoring programs for faculty and a wide range of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research opportunities.

Qualifications for the assistant professor position include: a strong publication record; teaching and mentoring experience; and a record of generating external grant and contract funding. Qualifications for the associate professor include the above, as well as an established reputation, and experience leading significant projects that include fieldwork experience for students. All candidates should hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=42639

Please have three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee Chair, Eben Weitzman, at conflict@umb.edu.

Review of applications will begin 10/25/13 and continue until position is filled.

For more information about the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution and the department, please visit www.conflict.umb.edu. For more information about the McCormack Graduate School please visit http://www.umb.edu/academics/mgs.

UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

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