DePauw University seeking applicants for 1-year term position in Peace Education

DePauw University
Location: Greencastle, IN
Open Date: Mar 2, 2021


The Department of Education Studies (EDUC) and The Peace and Conflict Studies Program (PACS) at DePauw University invite applications for a one year term position at the rank Assistant Professor to begin in August 2021. Ph.D. in Education Studies, Peace/Conflict Studies, or a related field with substantive experience in peace and conflict studies (by the time of appointment) is preferred. ABD applicants with a firm completion date will be considered at the rank of Instructor. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and evidence of effective and inclusive teaching are essential. The department specifically seeks candidates to teach Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, an Interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar (FYS) course, and four electives in Education Studies and/or PACS that address critical peace and justice studies in education and the role of education and social change in peace movements. Courses may explore questions of violence and non-violence, resistance, movement building, praxis and pedagogy through intersectional, critical, and global lenses. Relevant courses may also be cross-listed with other interdisciplinary programs such as Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), Africana Studies (AFST), and/or Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS).

Teaching assignment is 3/3. The successful candidate will teach PACS 100 in the spring, one interdisciplinary FYS in the fall, and a total of four 200-300 EDUC and/or PACS electives based on the candidate’s research. Funding is available for professional development and research with undergraduate students.

DePauw is a leading, nationally-recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating just over 1,700 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe.  Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw has exceptional faculty development programs, which can help the candidate maintain an active research agenda and improve their pedagogy. DePauw also has an ongoing commitment to diversity and seeks to strengthen our institution through equitable and inclusive practices.

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Application Instructions

Candidates should submit through Interfolio: a cover letter summarizing qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research interests; CV; evidence of effective teaching (such as sample syllabi or course evaluations); three confidential letters of recommendation; and graduate transcripts. Application materials should provide evidence of a commitment to successfully fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences to create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Please contact Rebecca Alexander, Education Studies Department Chair, at with any questions. Review of applications will begin March 20th and continue until the position is filled.

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