Visiting Assistant Professor in Peace & Conflict Studies, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, USA. Deadline: 13 June 2022.
The Peace and Conflict Studies (PCON) program at Colgate University seeks a visiting assistant professor for a one-year appointment beginning fall semester 2022. The Peace and Conflict Studies program focuses on developing critical understandings of organized violence in all its forms (physical, structural, symbolic, etc.) and how such violence has shaped the world both historically and in the present. The program will consider candidates with training in any disciplinary or interdisciplinary field, and welcomes candidates with any regional specialization, including those whose work focuses on transnational phenomena. Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply if their work engages with marginalized perspectives, spaces, theories, and/or methodologies. All prospective candidates should highlight the ways in which their intellectual interests and teaching competencies are able to situate their empirical research, theoretical engagement, and utilization of critical methodologies (reflexive, collaborative, or otherwise) within a broader understanding of global and historical trends in peace and conflict.
The holder of this position will be able to make teaching contributions at all levels of the program’s curriculum so long as they are consistent with the candidate’s training and the program’s needs. In addition to making contributions to the introductory curriculum (“PCON 111: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies” and “PCON 218: Practices of Peace and Conflict – War in Lived Experience”), the successful candidate may also contribute to program electives, senior seminars, and the university’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The annual teaching requirement for Colgate faculty is five courses, typically distributed over two semesters as either a 3/2 or 2/3 load. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to program activities, including lectures, workshops, and events to support faculty scholarship and student engagement. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in hand or will complete the doctorate by the start of the semester.