Assistant Professors, Peace & Security and Democratic Governance - Josef Korbel School of International Studies

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver is seeking candidates for two Assistant Professor positions: one in Peace and Security and a second in Democratic Governance. 

We seek an Assistant Professor in the area of Peace and Security, broadly understood, including both traditional and emerging issues, applying any appropriate methodology, at any level of analysis. The successful candidate will teach and shape core courses in our International Security MA program, providing an opportunity to help fashion a forward-looking and innovative approach to the field.

We also seek an Assistant Professor trained in any relevant social science field, focused on Democratic Governance, broadly understood, and/or its alternatives. Possible research interests include the dynamics of democratization, democratic erosion and autocratization, the role of information and the media, identity in processes of inclusion and exclusion, and the relative efficacy of democracies in addressing challenges such as inequality, development, climate change, corruption, migration, or economic or political crises.

For both positions, we are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interests that cross disciplinary boundaries or connect these broad areas to each other or to other Korbel priorities in human rights, development, environmental sustainability, global economic affairs, and social justice. We also seek candidates who will contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service. In addition, candidates with futures-modeling skills or interests that relate to the work of the Pardee Center for International Futures are encouraged to note that in their applications.

Position Summary

The Korbel School is a leader in international studies education and scholarship, serving a large undergraduate major, several MA degree programs, and a PhD program. We are deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment and particularly seek candidates with research, teaching, service, or life experiences that can contribute to realizing that commitment. We also encourage applications from candidates with non-traditional career paths and from international applicants.

Candidates with futures-modeling skills or interests that relate to the work of the Pardee Center for International Futures are encouraged to note that in their applications.

Required Qualifications

Peace and Security Required qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant social science discipline by August 1, 2023.
  • Ability to teach foundational courses and conduct high-quality publishable research in the field of peace and security, broadly defined.

Democratic Governance Required qualifications:

  • A PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant social science discipline by August 1, 2023.
  • Ability to teach courses and conduct high-quality publishable research in the field of democratic governance or its alternatives, broadly defined.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for both positions:

  • Research and teaching interests that cross disciplinary boundaries or connect these broad areas to each other or to other Korbel priorities in human rights, development, environmental sustainability, global economic affairs, and social justice.
  • Candidates who will contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, or service.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by September 10, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Questions can be directed to the Committee Chair, Professor Jack Donnelly (Jack.Donnelly@du.edu).

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $95,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Three Writing Samples
  4. One Course Syllabus
  5. Research Statement
  6. Teaching Statement
  7. No more than a two page Diversity Statement explaining as a faculty member, how the applicant would contribute to values and practices embracing diversity, equity, and inclusivity
  8. Names and contact information of three references.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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