University of Minnesota Seeks Applicants for Harold E. Stassen World Peace Chair
Associate 9402 or Full Professor 9401 in Global Policy
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Job group: Faculty & Instructional
Appointment %: 100 Appointment term: B = 9 month
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs, jointly with the Department of Political Science, at the University of Minnesota invites applications for the Harold E. Stassen World Peace Chair. Successful candidates will be competitive at the level of tenured associate or full professor (currently tenured or, if untenured, with commensurate productivity and experience) and eligible for tenure at the University of Minnesota. The successful candidate must have strong, demonstrated, applied research and teaching interests in global human rights broadly construed. Expertise may include, for example, comparative foreign policy, international relations, humanitarianism, forced migration, or environmental policy with an emphasis on the human rights dimensions of these fields. Candidates with specific country expertise or strong regional interests will also be considered. The search is open with respect to methodological approach and we welcome applications from scholars employing a broad range of approaches to research. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in public engagement and/or human rights advocacy. Appointment requires evidence of excellence and national or international policy-relevant impact in scholarly research, teaching and service. The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is committed to academic excellence and diversity in every facet of its work, and in its mission: to inspire, educate, and support innovative leaders to advance the common good in a diverse and changing world. The School is ranked 12th nationally among U.S. based schools of public affairs, is NASPAA-accredited, and known for its research and public engagement in local, state, national, and international policy spheres. The Humphrey School works to enrich the diversity of the University community and encourages faculty applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. Our concept of a diverse community encompasses people with identities that have been historically marginalized in our society and underrepresented in higher education and the realm of public affairs, particularly: scholars from the Global South; Black, Indigenous, and people of color; new immigrants; people with disabilities; women and people of all gender identities and expressions; LGBTQ+ individuals; and first-generation college students. We seek candidates whose approach to teaching and research is innovative and inclusive in terms of structurally or historically underrepresented groups. The Humphrey School also recognizes issues of access and climate for individuals who might encounter barriers based on their religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, or veteran status. We are committed to creating, inviting, and welcoming individuals into an environment where all people have an opportunity to learn and contribute.
We seek always to include multiple and potentially divergent perspectives into a common community of inquiry and learning.
This is a joint appointment between the Humphrey School and the Department of Political Science with the tenure home in the Humphrey School. One course a year will be taught in Political Science, and the remainder in the Humphrey School. In addition to the Humphrey School and Political Science, the University provides ample opportunities to collaborate and affiliate with scholars and departments across the University of Minnesota, especially across the community of human rights-focused scholars.
A Ph.D., relevant terminal degree, or equivalent foreign degree is required in public policy, political science, economics, sociology, international relations, development studies, or related fields with a focus on international policy and global affairs. Candidates must be committed to scholarly and policy-relevant research at the highest levels; willing and able to teach in the Humphrey School’s core curriculum; provide leadership to its established Master’s and Ph.D. programs, including the Master’s of Human Rights degree; be willing to help prepare students for professional careers; and function collaboratively in a multi-and interdisciplinary environment.
Working at the University
At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.
The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
• Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
• Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
• Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
• Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
• University HSA contributions
• Disability and employer-paid life insurance
• Employee wellbeing program
• Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
• Financial counseling services
• Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online HERE. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and a recent research writing sample (e.g. book chapter, article or manuscript in process), teaching statement tailored to a public affairs school, and the names, titles and email addresses of three references. As stated above, all candidates must hold a PhD, relevant terminal degree, or equivalent foreign degree, by the time of employment.
Applications will be reviewed beginning October 21, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.
Address cover and reference letters to: Search Committee for Global Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, faculty life/disability insurance, and retirement.
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