Where: Manchester University College of Arts & Sciences – Peace Studies Program
Position: Gladdys Muir Assistant Professor of Peace Studies
The Peace Studies program at Manchester University invites applicants to apply for the position of Gladdys Muir Assistant Professor of Peace Studies. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. 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.
Essential Job Functions: 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.