Director, Heravi Peace Institute, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA. Deadline: Review of applications begins 2 January 2023 and continues until position is filled.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University invites applications for a founding Director of the newly created Heravi Peace Institute. Applicants will be considered at the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor, in a social sciences or humanities discipline, or—depending on credentials and experience—as an advanced Professional Practice (non-tenure track) rank. Reporting to the Dean of the college, the Director will also be appointed to a faculty position (associate or full professor) in an academic department within the College. Rank and status are dependent on the Director’s qualifications and experience. For this hybrid administrative-faculty position, they seek to hire an individual with a proven track record of excellence in leadership, teaching, research and/or praxis in peace and/or transformative conflict. The ideal candidate will demonstrate success in fundraising, grant-writing, and public outreach. This position is located on the Logan campus, with the responsibility to make Institute programming accessible to USU’s statewide students and campuses. The Director will confer with a faculty advisory board who will provide ideas, opinions, and feedback. This is a fiscal-year position with an anticipated start date of August 2023.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Provide effective administrative and strategic leadership of the HPI
- Supervise Institute staff
- Coordinate with the CHaSS Dean, department heads, the Institute’s faculty advisory board, and other faculty members and leaders across the college and university
- Collaborate with affiliated faculty and other leaders to establish and fulfill the Institute’s strategic initiatives and priorities
- Work with faculty to develop curriculum addressing issues of transformative conflict and peacebuilding
- Partner with the Dean and advancement officers in fundraising for the Institute
- Seek grant funding from external sources to support the mission of the Institute
- Build partnerships with local, state, national, and global entities to enhance the Institute’s programming, internships, and other opportunities for students
- Enable extra-curricular activities addressing issues of transformative conflict and peacebuilding
- Teach undergraduate peace and conflict courses, with the option of teaching in a disciplinary field
- Maintain an active profile as a researcher and/or practitioner in peace and/or transformative conflict