Program on Justice and Peace, Georgetown University

Position ID:Georgetown-Program on Justice and Peace-VAP [#2511]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Location:Washington, District of Columbia 20057, United States [map]
Subject Area: Peace and Conflict Studies
Appl Deadline:2013/02/25 finished (posted 2013/01/18, finished 2013/09/01, listed until 2013/03/25)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Georgetown University Program on Justice and Peace is hiring a 3 year, renewable, visiting assistant professor of justice and peace studies, beginning Fall 2013. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant department or interdisciplinary program, must be broadly acquainted with the interdisciplinary field of peace studies, social justice, and conflict transformation, and must show evidence of a promising research agenda and excellence in undergraduate teaching. The Program on Justice and Peace is a thriving interdisciplinary program that offers a minor, or equivalent, in each of the colleges of Georgetown University. (There is a good chance that we will be offering a major beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year.) We currently graduate 20-25 minors per year, and over two hundred students take courses in the program. JUPS is organized around a faculty director, a steering committee of faculty in various departments who actively teach in the program, and a larger advisory board. The successful candidate will play a major role in further building the program, offer continuity in central courses of the curriculum, and potentially take on directing the program in the future.

The successful candidate must be prepared to teach an introduction to justice and peace studies, and have demonstrated expertise in at least some of the following: theories of nonviolence and nonviolent social movements, theories of justice, or conflict transformation. The teaching load for the position is 3 courses per semester along with substantial student advising and usual non-teaching committee work. While this position is not a tenure track one, there is a strong possibility, but no guarantee, of continuing support beyond the initial three years of funding. Application should include at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation, at least one of which deals with undergraduate teaching, an academic writing sample of no more than 30 pages, a 1-2 page statement of research interests, a 1-2 page statement of undergraduate teaching emphasis and experience, sample teaching evaluations, and a list of graduate courses completed. Applications should be submitted online through Academic Jobs Online. To insure full review, applications should be received by Feb 25, 2013.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Georgetown University
Philosophy Department
New North 37th & O Streets NW
Washington, DC 20057

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