Position Type: Faculty position with full, competitive benefits packageOpens: 06/30/22 Closes: Open Until Filled
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
University of Baltimore – The School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Public Affairs invites applications for an Assistant Professor faculty position (tenure-track) OR Professor of Practice in the M.S. program in Negotiations and Conflict Management to begin in August 2023 (contingent on final budget approval). Candidates with the ability to teach in allied programs, including the M.A. in Global Affairs and Human Security and/or the B.A. in Policy, Politics, and International Affairs, will be given preference. Participation in a violence interruption certificate offered in coordination with Safe Streets Baltimore may also be a possibility. This position requires the ability to participate in in-person (hybrid) and online classroom instruction at the graduate level, but may also involve some undergraduate or doctoral level instruction.
The Negotiations and Conflict Management M.S. program is seeking highly qualified applicants whose experience and/or scholarship complements the program's existing offerings. Although the scholarly specialization for this position is open, individuals that can contribute expertise related to restorative justice, violence interruption, ethnic and cultural conflict, negotiation or mediation in a cross-cultural context, nonviolence, social change, peacebuilding, or conflict transformation will be given special consideration. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and course development related to the above mentioned areas will be viewed favorably. Experience with synchronous online teaching using Zoom and/or Teams will be given special preference, as will experience with asynchronous instruction using leading content management platforms. Interest in overseeing doctoral dissertation research or participating in doctoral dissertation committees will also be deemed valuable.
Successful candidates will be expected to teach at least six, and as many as eight, courses per academic year (3-4 per semester), depending on rank of appointment and corresponding research expectations. Courses include but are not limited to: The Conflict Management Profession (CNCM 504), Approaches to Managing Conflict (CNCM 508), Negotiation: Theory and Practice (CNCM 513), and Ethnic and Cultural Factors in Conflict (CNCM 740).
Candidates for this position must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in the Conflict Management field, broadly construed to include conflict analysis and resolution, conflict transformation, peace and conflict studies, peace education, or a similar course of study. Applicants with degrees in related fields appropriate to the Conflict Management discipline (e.g., political science, international relations, public administration, public policy, and allied social science disciplines) with expertise in the above-mentioned areas are also encouraged to apply. Diverse methodological and/or geographic expertise, whether domestic or international, will be considered. Candidates should have a record of scholarly activities appropriate to the rank of appointment (tenure-track Assistant Professor or Professor of Practice) and demonstrate capacity for quality university instruction and service to the profession and the university.
The successful candidate will be joining a well-established graduate program in Negotiations and Conflict Management, an applied, cross-disciplinary M.S. program in the School of Public and International Affairs. The program is designed to expose students to conflict resolution in a variety of settings from the interpersonal to the international. The program's 36-credit curriculum is delivered through a series of applied courses that enable students to examine links between conflict management theory and practice and prepares them for post-graduate success in a variety of settings in which conflict management skills are needed.
With 3 full-time faculty members and several highly regarded adjunct faculty members, the Negotiations and Conflict Management program has approximately 50 degree-seeking students and is now in its 25th year. The School of Public and International Affairs has twenty distinguished full-time faculty with advanced degrees from an array of distinguished universities, including Harvard University, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and George Mason University. The school is also home to an accredited MPA program that has been consistently ranked in the top 25% of public affairs programs in U.S. News and World Report's rankings of Best Public Affairs programs (in 2023 it rose to #65 out of 270 programs in the nation). The school is also home to several award-wining faculty members who have received the University System of Maryland's highest faculty distinction, the USM Board of Regents Award, as well as President's Faculty Awards recipients and Fulbright Specialists.
In addition to the School of Public and International Affairs, the College of Public Affairs houses a School of Health and Human Services and a School of Criminal Justice. The ability to offer courses and conduct research relevant to the College's three schools is an advantage. The College of Public Affairs is also home to the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy and the Center for Drug Policy and Prevention, applied research units, through which grant related work can be undertaken.
The University of Baltimore is part of the University System of Maryland and serves a diverse, urban, professional community. The School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore offers a B.A. degree in Policy, Politics, and International Affairs, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) degree, an M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management, an M.A. in Global Affairs and Human Security, and an M.S. in Non-profit Management and Social Entrepreneurship in conjunction with the Merrick School of Business. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit our web site for more information about the College of Public Affairs and the School of Public and International Affairs at http://www.ubalt.edu/cpa.
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The position is open until filled. Completed applications received by January 6, 2023 will receive full consideration. Review of materials will begin no later than January 2023 and will continue until the search is completed.
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