University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Global, International & Area Studies
Assistant Professor of International Studies: Conflict Transformation & Peace-Building
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|Location:||North Carolina, United States|
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
DEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL, INTERNATIONAL & AREA STUDIES
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
The Department of Global, International & Area Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of International Studies beginning August 2014. We are especially interested in someone whose work deals with conflict transformation and peace-building in a global context, with particular emphasis on the role of regional and international governmental and non-governmental organizations, international diplomacy, reconciliation, and/or post-conflict reconstruction. Candidates are also expected to present a regional (Middle East, Africa, Asia, or Europe) or cross-regional focus to their work.
Requirements for the position include: 1) a Ph.D. in international studies, political science, sociology or another related discipline at the time of appointment; 2) the ability to offer courses focusing on peace studies and conflict resolution and to contribute to the core curriculum of the International Studies major; 3) the ability to develop and maintain an active research program; 4) a demonstrated capability to secure external funding; 5) a commitment to multi-disciplinary approaches to scholarship and teaching as it relates to the development of the department’s undergraduate curricula and future graduate programs; and, 6) a commitment to the education of the department’s diverse student population. The teaching load is two courses per semester for research-active faculty. This position is one of two new positions in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences focusing on issues relating to conflict reconciliation and social justice.
Established in 2009, the Department of Global, International & Area Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. The department’s interdisciplinary approach and perspectives are reflected in its programs and faculty. Its Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies promotes scholarly activity and educational programming to further understanding of the Holocaust and of other crimes against humanity across the world. The Department has strong collaborative relationships with other academic departments and supports interdisciplinary programs and research within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences such as the Mt. Zion archeological project in Jerusalem. It also works closely with the university’s Office of International Programs. For more information about the Department of Global, International & Area Studies, see http://gias.uncc.edu/.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to https://jobs.uncc.edu. Please attach the following documents with your electronic application: (1) letter of application outlining your research agenda, teaching interests and teaching philosophy; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a writing sample; (4) sample syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available); and, (5) three letters of recommendation specific to this application.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Charles Houck, Search Committee, Department of Global, International & Area Studies, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Macy 103, Charlotte, NC 28223. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the country’s fastest growing metropolitan areas on an expanding, modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United Sates, UNC Charlotte offers over 26,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses twenty departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as eight research centers and institutes and thirteen interdisciplinary programs.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. It values diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.
Questions may be directed to: Dr. Charles Houck, Search Committee, Department of Global, International & Area Studies, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Macy 103, Charlotte, NC 28223. email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||Diplomacy and International Relations
|Secondary Categories:||Area Studies