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Faculty Position

The School of Peace and Conflict Studies

Kent State University


Open Rank Position (Tenure-Track) in

Peacemaking, Negotiation, and Multi-track Diplomacy.

As part of Kent State University’s interdisciplinary Global Understanding Research Initiative, the School of Peace and Conflict Studies (SPCS) invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor position beginning in August 2019. Kent State’s global understanding initiative stimulates interdisciplinary collaborations focused on solutions to problems in an era marked by globalization, increased marginalization, and growing patterns of migration.

We seek applicants whose research examines peacemaking broadly considered, with a focus on negotiation and multi-track diplomacy. Diplomacy and negotiations over our shared futures occur at multiple levels and tracks (community, national and international), and among many types of parties (social movements, nongovernmental organizations, governments, international organizations, corporations). The successful candidate’s work should examine the uses of negotiation and multi-track diplomacy between different sorts of parties to manage and transform conflicts constructively to create a more peaceful world. International focus preferred. This is an Open Rank position but we are particularly interested in candidates at the advanced Assistant or Associate Level.

The School of Peace and Conflict Studies is a prominent dimension of Kent State University’s long-standing commitment to living memorials that honor the legacies of the students killed by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. First established in 1974, our robust undergraduate degree enrolls over 1,000 students per year. School faculty also teach in the Conflict Analysis and Management track in the Political Science Ph.D. program. We seek scholars who want to join our expanding School of Peace and Conflict Studies and who are dedicated to the peaceful resolution of deep-rooted social conflicts and the creation of a more just society.

Kent State University, located 30 minutes from the Cleveland and Akron metropolitan areas and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, enrolls more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on the Kent campus. Kent State is ranked among the top 100 national public universities in U.S.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies, or in a closely cognate field coupled with active participation in the Peace and Conflict Studies epistemic community. Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  All applications must be submitted to: http://jobslist.kent.edu/cw/en-us/job/496006?lApplicationSubSourceID=

Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a research plan, a teaching statement, samples of publications, teaching evaluations, representative course syllabi and three letters of reference.

For more information: Patrick Coy, Professor and Interim Director, pcoy@kent.edu


Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University's faculty.