U Mass endowed chair

The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance, a new position that focuses on the scientific study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance.

The Chairholder may be from any discipline. Departmental home and appointment at the Full or Associate level will be determined by the Chairholder’s expertise.

The Chairholder will be an integral member of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program and pursue interdisciplinary collaboration, scholarship, and graduate training on issues involving peace, conflict, nonviolent direct action, and civil resistance. The Chairholder must apply scientific research methods to large-scale social phenomena and will provide leadership in the field. The position will begin as soon as a qualified candidate has been found.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D.; an excellent scholarly record in the scientific study of peace, nonviolent direct action, and civil resistance; and exceptional promise as a national/global leader in advancing the field at UMass Amherst. A record of inclusive and multi-cultural skills in scholarly activity is strongly preferred.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin on 17 September 2013 and will continue until the position has been filled. ¬†Applications comprising a cover letter expressing interest and describing research program, a vitae, and a list of at least three references should be sent to Kelly Smiaroski or Office of the Provost, 373 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, 181 President’s Avenue, Amherst, MA 01003-9313. ¬†Electronic submissions strongly preferred.

UMass Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of faculty, students, and curriculum, and particularly encourages applications from women and minorities.