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Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution

September 24, 2010

Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution

The Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Department at Salisbury University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution beginning fall 2011.

Primary Job Duties: Include teaching core undergraduate and graduate courses in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution.  Additional duties include academic advising, research, scholarly activity, and community service. 

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution or related fields (e.g., Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science). If ABD, doctoral degree must be completed before date of hire.

Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background in conflict analysis and dispute resolution as well as practical conflict intervention experience. Since the department directs a two year Master’s degree program as well as a strong undergraduate major, the ideal candidate will have experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes.  Candidates must demonstrate effective teaching strategies that support a diverse student body.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of research/teaching interests, and the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Brian Polkinghorn at the email address listed below.

Note: If you are utilizing an Online Credential Service Provider for a blind recommendation and or have any other documents that cannot be attached, please have these documents sent directly to Dr. Brian Polkinghorn via E-mail at or via the mail to his attention at Salisbury University, Center for Conflict Resolution, 1100 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD, 21801.

Applications received by November 1, 2010 will be given first consideration.  The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 9, 2011.

Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland.  Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland.  The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.  SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplinger’smagazine.  SU has 380 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,200.

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all those qualified, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

For those interested in learning more on our programs please visit the following sites:

CADR Undergraduate Program –

CADR Graduate Program –

Center for Conflict Resolution –

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