Saturday, November 28, 2015

Job, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University invites applications for a Term Assistant Professor

Term Assistant Professor
The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University invites applications for a Term Assistant Professor beginning in August 2016.  The position is non-tenure-track with an initial term of one year, with the possibility of renewal and promotion.  We seek applicants with a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching and a substantive focus in contemporary conflict resolution who will contribute to the continued development of our growing undergraduate program. 
Qualifications.  We invite applicants who have completed their terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D.) by August 2016, with a strong preference for candidates with a degree in a field relevant to conflict analysis and resolution or peace and conflict studies.
The ideal candidate will have a strong teaching record, preferably through experience in experiential learning, online learning, field-based courses, and/or the development of innovative classroom pedagogy.  An ability to teach courses on facilitation, negotiation, and/or multi-party engagement would be welcome.  We are open to candidates with diverse scholarly approaches to inter-group relations, community conflict, and/or organizational development.  We welcome candidates who engage directly with contemporary conflicts through intervention, education, consultation and other forms of practice. 
Responsibilities.  Responsibilities for this position include teaching three courses per semester (one of which may be in the graduate program), developing curricula to meet the needs of a diverse student body, and standard University service.  The Term Faculty will have an opportunity to fully participate in the intellectual life of the school and enjoy potential for promotion and advancement based on demonstrated excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship.
To Apply.  For full consideration, applicants must apply online at for position number F8186z, complete the faculty application, and upload a statement of interest, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (25-30 pages), and the names of three references.
We will begin reviewing applications on December 9; the search will remain open until the position is filled. Compensation is competitive. For additional information, please contact Barbara Breckenridge at bbrecken(at)  
About S-CAR. The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution develops the understanding of deeply rooted conflicts between individuals, groups, organizations, and communities in the United States and the world through research, teaching, practice, and outreach.  The School is built on more than 25 years of advancing theory and research and working for change.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to diversity within its community.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is over 34,000, with students studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince

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