Free open Job in North, South & Central America Open Rank Position (Tenure-Track) in Peace, Conflict, & Development at Kent State University

The School of Peace and Conflict Studies (SPCS) invites applications for an Open Rank position beginning in August 2020.

SPCS is an important part of Kent State’s institutional responses to the shootings of May 4, 1970, when Ohio National Guardsmen killed four and wounded nine Kent State students during a demonstration against the US wars in Vietnam and Cambodia. The School’s predecessor was founded in 1971 as Kent State’s original living memorial to the killed students. This latest appointment is part of a series of strategic appointments designed to grow both the critical mass of the School and its intellectual footprint.

We seek applicants whose research examines the intersection of peace, conflict, and development, broadly considered. We are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on environmental conflict, sustainability, and conflicts connected to climate change, but are open to a broader perspective on the interrelationship between peace, conflict and development. This includes (but is not limited to): the relationship between licit or illicit political economies and dynamics of peace and conflict; the interaction between governance (local, regional or global) and peace, conflict and development; the political economy of aid; the role of gender in peace, conflict and development; and the intersection between health, human security and development. We are particularly interested in candidates at the advanced Assistant or Associate Level.

Applicants should have a record of research, teaching and applied work (appropriate to the level of appointment) that engages with the broad field of peace, conflict and development. The person appointed will be able to demonstrate the potential to make an outstanding contribution to the research, teaching and applied work of the School.

The School’s robust undergraduate courses enroll over 1,000 students per year. School faculty also teach graduate courses in the Conflict Analysis and Management track in the Political Science program. We seek scholars who are dedicated to the peaceful resolution of deep-rooted social conflicts and the creation of a more just society. A feature of the SPCS approach is our emphasis on a normative commitment to the promotion of modes of governance, economy and human interaction that facilitate the attainment of positive peace, as well as a collective concern to ensure research is disseminated to both the academic community (via academic publications) and the wider user community (via policy and practice-orientated outputs).

Kent State University, located 30 minutes from the Cleveland and Akron metropolitan areas and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, enrolls more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on the Kent campus. Kent State is ranked among the top 100 national public universities in U.S.

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted online.

Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a research plan, a teaching statement, samples of publications, teaching evaluations, representative course syllabi, and names and contact information for three references. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Landon Hancock, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies. 

Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages

applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty.