Chapman University, Peace Studies

Position ID:Chapman University-Peace Studies-PEACESTUDIES [#23096]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Peace Studies, Tenure Track
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Peace and Conflict Studies
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/10/03, listed until 2023/04/03)
Position Description:    

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Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Peace Studies in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, beginning August 1, 2022. While the geographic area of specialization is open, we seek candidates who can contribute to courses on Mediation and Conflict Resolution, with an ability to connect to the department’s other foci in Creative Social Change and/or Intercultural Dialogue. Candidates with teaching and research expertise in these areas are encouraged to apply. Faculty will contribute to courses for the major as well as engage in research in one or more of the following areas: human rights; theories of peace & conflict; peacebuilding; or human security. The Peace Studies Department offers an undergraduate major and a minor, and builds upon a long tradition of offering education related to peace and justice at Chapman University. Peace Studies collaborates with many of Chapman’s other educational programs, including Sociology, Political Science, Religious Studies, History, the College of Educational Studies, the various interdisciplinary minors, and MA programs, such as International Studies or War, Diplomacy, & Society, depending on their areas of training. Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University has achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. Chapman University is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion across campus. As part of this ongoing work, the university recently hired a new Vice President of diversity, equity, and inclusion to coordinate existing efforts across departments and offices and to cultivate new initiatives that support faculty, students, and staff. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at In addition, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has established Engaging the World, a series of semester-long, interdisciplinary examinations of key societal issues and challenges, with a focus on “Ethnic Studies” in Fall 2022, and “Health Equity” in Fall 2023:


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Peace Studies, or a specialization in peace and conflict studies and a Ph.D. from an associated discipline, and will show evidence of excellent research and teaching. Preferred candidates will have had some administrative experience and have taught in a Peace Studies program. Previous work in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and various social justice fields will be considered useful.

The area of specialization and teaching for the appointment is open, but the candidate must be willing and able to teach required courses in the major, including Introduction to Peace Studies, Global Conflict Analysis & Resolution, and Theories of Peace & Conflict.


This is a full-time position with the expectation to teach lower and upper division in Peace Studies and produce impactful research publications. Faculty in Peace Studies are also expected to occasionally lead travel courses or programs utilizing experiential learning, organize events, and otherwise contribute to Department and University service.

Application review begins December 1, 2022 for completed applications and continues until the position is filled. Letters of reference, teaching portfolio, writing example, and syllabi samples will be requested after the initial review of applications by the search committee. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience ($82,000-$90,000). Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.

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Orange, CA 92866