CFA: Instructor, Peace and Conflict Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado-Boulder (Deadline: February 15, 2016)

CFA: Instructor, Peace and Conflict Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado-Boulder
Deadline: February 15, 2016

Job Description; Instructor – 02649; Faculty

The Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Program, located in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder, seeks a qualified, full-time, renewable-contract Instructor to deliver the core curriculum for this undergraduate program, beginning in fall, 2016.

The PACS Program has existed at CU-Boulder for nearly 50 years, and is one of the founding programs in this interdisciplinary field within American universities. The program offers a certificate only. Undergraduates from all CU majors are eligible to declare the certificate program, and enroll in related coursework. PACS students develop a broad orientation to peace and conflict-related topics, spanning conventional distinctions between domestic vs. international conflict arenas, internal vs. external change programs, and scholarly vs. practitioner perspectives. Core curriculum offerings include: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies; Communication and Conflict Management; Senior Seminar in Peace and Conflict Studies, and Special Topics. The certificate program enrolls between 150 and 200 students, and graduates 40-50 students annually. (For more information, see: )

Required qualifications for this position include a significant record of successful classroom teaching in the area of peace and conflict studies. A completed Ph.D. in either Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, or other social science disciplines providing training in peace, conflict, and security studies, is preferred. Candidates who are ABD, or who hold a Master’s degree and a substantial record of teaching and professional experience, will also receive full consideration. Willingness and ability to support development of a Security Studies component for the program are also desirable.

Total position duties (100%) are divided between 85% teaching and 15% service activities. Teaching load is 8 sections per academic year (4 per semester); performance of significant service may create eligibility for course reduction. Service duties include supervising student internships, curricular and program development, program promotion, and community outreach. Annual salary is competitive. The Instructor will report directly to a CU-Boulder faculty member serving as the PACS Director, and will be formally rostered in an academic unit TBD within the College of Arts and Sciences. This unit will be responsible for conducting contract renewal procedures, typically on a 3-year cycle.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, along with evidence of professional experience and successful teaching. Applicants must provide the names and contact information for 3 academic / professional references willing to provide letters of recommendation, upon request. Application materials are accepted electronically at; please search for position # 02649.  Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

Questions about this position, the application process, and the institution should be addressed to Bryan C. Taylor, Professor of Communication and PACS Director, at