Assistant Professor of Conflict Management

Kennesaw State University
  • Location
    Kennesaw, Georgia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 04

Position description

Department Information

The School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development offers a Master's in Conflict Management and a Ph.D. in International Conflict Management. SCMPD seeks:

  1. to prepare engaged, interdisciplinary change-makers with rigorous academic and practice skills for peacemaking and development
  2. to produce cutting edge, policy-relevant research on conflict, peace, and development;
  3. to enact peacebuilding, conflict management, and development programming and practice in a variety of contexts across disciplines, sectors, and levels of analysis; and, ultimately
  4. to inspire peace and promote positive change.

About half of our PhD students are international while our U.S. students in the MS and PhD programs reflect diverse backgrounds and research interests including gender, race, age, disciplinary training, sexuality, and culture.

With more than 400 full-time faculty and 8000 degree-seeking students, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest college at the university, prepares the next generation of leaders in a wide array of fields to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century and become contributing citizens in a global society. The home of three Schools and eight Departments, the College offers more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programs of study in both traditional and interdisciplinary fields. CHSS provides students experiential learning opportunities to enable them to develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility through community and global engagement.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development (SCMPD) promote diversity and inclusiveness among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Here is our diversity statement.

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track assistant professor faculty position in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development (SCMPD) to begin August 2021.

The successful applicant will have documented evidence of teaching excellence and will maintain a productive research program that can successfully compete for external funding. Strong scholarship, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. Faculty in SCMPD teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.


  • Develop and teach graduate level classes in the field of international development as it relates to conflict management and peacebuilding
  • Policy relevant research focus at the intersection of peace, security and development; practitioner experience desired
  • Ability to teach quantitative methods (required) and qualitative methods (desired)
  • A strong preference will be given to candidates who are also able to teach critical and socio-cultural perspectives on conflict and peace (gender, post-structural, feminist, environmental, etc.)

The candidate will teach a 3-2 load comprised of graduate classes in the SCMPD and undergraduate classes in the candidate's home discipline and any other relevant departments as befits the candidate's fields of expertise

The candidate will be expected to supervise Ph.D. dissertations and serve on dissertation committees as well as supervise master's theses as needed.

The candidate's research, teaching, and service should exemplify the SCMPD's commitment to diversity in all its forms. Our faculty members have developed this statement: "We value diversity, equity, and equality of opportunity. We believe peace requires justice. We must end individual, but especially institutional, forms of discrimination and bias. In our classrooms, our research, our service, our homes, and our communities...We will strive to be the change we seek in the world."

Required Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. in a field relevant to Peace, Security and Development, or its foreign equivalent, is required by August 1, 2021, as well as a record of effective university teaching at the graduate level and demonstrated potential for research.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Policy-relevant or Practitioner experience
  • Quantitative research skills
  • Qualitative research skills
  • Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community
  • Experience teaching on-line and/or hybrid courses
  • Record of graduate teaching
  • Record of grant-seeking activity
  • We particularly welcome candidates who celebrate and affirm the diversity of our student body, SCMPD's diversity statement, and KSU's commitment to diversity in all its forms

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