Gladdys Muir Assistant Professor of Peace Studies
The Peace Studies program invites applicants to apply for the position of Gladdys Muir Assistant Professor of Peace Studies. We seek a person with a strong commitment to, and demonstrated excellence in, undergraduate teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration, with experience in critical and culturally responsive pedagogies.
Manchester University is home to the world’s first peace studies undergraduate program, established in 1948. The program is grounded on commitments to nonviolence, the promotion of human rights, and the development of practices that foster environmental justice and resiliency. The program is coordinated by a council of faculty from across academic disciplines. This position is supported by an endowment named for Dr. Gladdys Muir, founder of Manchester’s peace studies program.
Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing an international consciousness and to promoting respect for gender, ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and diversity of sexual orientation. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community. We seek a colleague who shares these values and brings new perspectives and disciplinary strengths to our program.
This is a full-time, tenure-track position that will begin in Fall 2022. Responsibilities include in-person teaching of introductory courses in peace studies and conflict resolution and additional courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Candidates may come from any specialization within strategic peacebuilding but should demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches. Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to nonviolent conflict transformation; restorative and transitional justice; trauma-informed practices; interpersonal and community dispute resolution; social, racial, and economic justice; and sustainable development. Interest in teaching in the First Year Writing Seminar program (a writing-intensive course on topics of the instructor’s choosing) is desirable.
- ABD considered/PhD preferred by time of appointment in Peace Studies or a related field
- Knowledge and experience sufficient to effectively teach courses as assigned in Peace Studies
- Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary approaches and undergraduate liberal arts education
- Ability and commitment to work with students of all skill levels and diverse backgrounds
- Effective presentation skills
- Effective organizational and administrative skills
- Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff and administrators
- Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods
- Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and in the best interests of students
- Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to students’ legitimate needs in a timely manner
- Ability and willingness to perform clerical work for oneself, as necessary
- Basic leadership, budgetary, and supervisory skills
- Proficient in spoken and written English
- Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and email
Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally scheduled between 8 AM and 5 PM. Some classes, laboratories, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends.
To Apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita/resume, teaching philosophy and evidence of effective teaching. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com.