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Professorship in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Location: Medford, MA

Open Date: Aug 29, 2021 – Deadline: Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

The Fletcher School, established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, beginning in September 2022.  The ideal candidate will have prior research, teaching, and practical experience and should have a strong research agenda.  Interest in and prior experience with engaging policymakers about the candidate’s area of expertise is highly desirable.

The Fletcher School’s faculty is multi-disciplinary with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective. The School undertakes research and prepares masters and doctoral students to use the latest political, business, economic, and legal thinking, among others, to generate pragmatic policies or make executive decisions that will successfully shape global events. Tufts University is a world-renowned research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge.

The successful candidate will take an active role in further developing the International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution field, a flagship field of study at The Fletcher School.  In a world rife with political violence, this field of study seeks to understand what creates the conflicts that lead to such violence, what dynamics create escalation, and what approaches are available to de-escalate the violence and manage, resolve, or transform the underlying conflicts in just and sustainable ways.  This can include the actions of governments, non-governmental organizations, and private sector actors and encompasses negotiated processes, mediation, peacebuilding, and other processes that seek justice and reconciliation.

Qualifications

We seek a candidate, with strong potential in international, in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution at the Assitant Professor level. The candidate should have a demonstrable record of excellence in scholarly research and ideally some experience teaching at the graduate level. 

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field (e.g. conflict studies, conflict resolution, public policy, political science, international relations, social psychology, peace studies or a related field) and demonstrate outstanding scholarship in addressing international conflict in terms of analysis, resolution and policy recommendations.  Fletcher particularly seeks candidates with expertise in research and teaching in topics related to international conflict such as theories of conflict analysis and resolution, international negotiation and/or mediation, processes of escalation and cooperation, culture and conflict, protracted social conflict, or conflict and development. Teaching experience in negotiation and/or mediation is especially valued. 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a cover letter (including a personal statement outlining their qualifications and their particular interest in the position), curriculum vitae, list of at least three references, and previous teaching evaluations if available.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 30, 2021, and will continue reviewing until the position is filled.  Applications can be submitted via Interfolio.   Inquiries about the position should be addressed to search committee chair Professor Steven Block (steven.block@tufts.edu).

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here https://oeo.tufts.edu/policies-procedures/non-discrimination/. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at johny.laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at https://oeo.tufts.edu/

Lee E. Dirks Chair in Diplomatic History

Location: Medford, MA

Open Date: Aug 29, 2021

Description

The Fletcher School, established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, seeks to hire a full-time tenured faculty position in diplomatic history or the history of international relations to begin in September 2022. Applications are encouraged from historians as well as political scientists who study diplomatic history. Preference will be given to applicants at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. 

The Fletcher School’s faculty is multi-disciplinary with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective. The School undertakes research and prepares masters and doctoral students to use the latest political, business, economic, and legal thinking, among others, to generate pragmatic policies or make executive decisions that will successfully shape global events. Tufts University is a world-renowned research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge.

Qualifications

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field (e.g. diplomatic history, political science) and demonstrate outstanding scholarship in diplomacy or diplomatic history.  Teaching experience at the graduate level is especially valued. The successful candidate will be a leading scholar in the field.  The candidate will be responsible for teaching, research, and supervising graduate student research, and will serve on a small number of committees at The Fletcher School or Tufts University.  Importantly, the candidate will contribute to the intellectual community at Fletcher, serving as the anchor on diplomacy at the school. The holder of the Lee Dirks Chair in Diplomatic History will also contribute to the Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy at Fletcher. In addition to an exceptional scholarly record, the ideal candidate will have policy experience as well.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests including concrete descriptions of current and future plans for research as well as their particular interest in the position at The Fletcher School), curriculum vitae, list of at least three references, and previous teaching evaluations.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2021 and will continue reviewing until the position is filled.  Applications can be submitted via Interfolio. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to search committee chair Professor Josephine Wolff (Josephine.Wolff@tufts.edu)

For more information about The Fletcher School at Tufts University, please visit: fletcher.tufts.edu.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here https://oeo.tufts.edu/policies-procedures/non-discrimination/. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at johny.laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at https://oeo.tufts.edu/