DePaul University seeks Term Faculty in Peace Studies

DePaul University seeks Term Faculty (non-tenure track in Peace Studies

DePaul University

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Posting Details
Job ID: 51835
Rank: Instructor
College/School: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


The Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies B.A. Program (PJC) at DePaul University invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Professional Lecturer to begin September 2020. Professional Lecturer is a term faculty position with a one-year contract in the first years of appointment. It is a non-tenure-track position, without guarantee of renewal, but with protections and due procedures for mid-contract termination.

We seek candidates with a dedicated commitment to the integrated facets of the PJC program and relevant teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with the doctoral degree in Peace and Justice Studies or in the humanities and social sciences, an active research agenda, and an employment history in program administration.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in an independent academic unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, including both B.A.-required core courses and courses in the Liberal Studies Program (general education) for first and second year students. They will teach a reduced load of 2 courses per quarter in order to provide administrative assistance to PJC. This is a 3-course reduction from the standard term-faculty appointment of 9 courses per year.

The academic teaching and research areas of most interest at this time include racial justice advocacy and activism history and practice across local and global contexts, reconciliation studies, global social justice movements, international conflict/peace-building and nongovernmental organizations, and interpersonal/group conflict.

DePaul University and PJC sustain a strong commitment to undergraduate education and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural student population. We particularly seek candidates who mirror the diversity of the university and its surrounding urban community, and we specifically solicit applications from women, people of color, and individuals from other historically underrepresented groups. DePaul University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriately related field in hand by July 1, 2020. However, there is a strong preference for someone with a Ph.D. or other relevant doctoral degree in the areas of most interest listed above.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants should use the online portal for this job position to submit the following documents: a cover letter with personal statement regarding research and teaching goals (strengths and challenges); a curriculum vitae listing education; sample syllabi and course evaluations, ongoing research & publications, employment history in teaching and relevant organizations; writing sample; and complete contact information for three recommenders (these may be a mix of full-time faculty and not-for-profit directors, given the applicant’s background). The deadline for receiving applications is May 1, 2020. Applicants receiving further consideration may be asked for further information prior to in-person or Zoom interviews.

Close Date: May 15, 2020

Applicant Documents
Personal Statement(1)
Cover Letter(1)
Student evaluations(1)
Research Plan(1)
Writing Sample(1)
Contact Reference(3)


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