Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies
6 February 2008Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Applications are invited for the Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies. The successful appointee will also be the first Director of a National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. This is a new position resulting from an endowment by the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Trust, under the University of Otago's Leading Thinkers Initiative.
The University is seeking an exceptional individual whose accomplishments and reputation are consistent with an appointment at full Professor level, and who will take the lead in establishing the Centre as a research, teaching, and practice institution. The Professor will conduct and lead research on Peace and Conflict Studies, and will promote the culture of peaceful settlement of disputes in New Zealand and beyond through teaching and practice. The appointee will be affiliated with an appropriate academic department in the Division of Humanities and will be expected to contribute to teaching and supervision.
The successful candidate is likely to hold a PhD in a relevant field, and to have an excellent research output and a strong track record in obtaining research funding. The appointee will demonstrate outstanding leadership and communication skills, the ability to initiate and engage in peace and conflict-resolution practices, and a willingness to draw on indigenous peace traditions.
Equal Opportunity in Employment is University Policy. Applications close on 10 March 2008.