Director of The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and Elizabeth Evans Baker Professor

Posting Details

Job Title Director of The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and Elizabeth Evans Baker Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies Posting Number 20110341 Pay Rate Position Type Faculty
Key Responsibilities

Juniata College, a highly ranked, national liberal arts college of 1,200 students located in the scenic Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Director of The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, the Elizabeth Evans Baker Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies. This position is 3-year fixed-term, with the potential of becoming a tenure-track position.

The director will be expected to teach four courses per year including Introduction to Conflict Resolution and Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies. The Director will provide the strategic vision and collaborative leadership needed to further the Institute’s role:
• as a flagship academic program that can be integrated across the curriculum;
• in establishing and maturing synergistic relationships with on-campus partners to increase the visibility of the program, increase recruitment and demonstrate its relevance to students;
• in providing dynamic and innovative leadership in the development of the field of peace studies;
• in identifying and developing internships and other student opportunities in or related to the field of peace studies;
• in developing proposals for foundation funding consistent with the mission and goals of the Institute, and in identifying and building relationships with potential donors.

Juniata has international exchange and degree students from 32 different countries and sends students abroad to 34 different exchange and program sites. International students comprise over 6% of the student body and 40% of graduates have studied abroad.

Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us…

Position Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in Peace and Conflict Studies or a related field, such as critical race studies, strategic peacebuilding, environmental conflict, restorative justice, or a similar allied field.

Supervision Required/Given

This position reports directly to the Provost.

Preferred Qualifications Physical Demands Special Instructions to Applicants

Please send a letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching abilities, graduate transcripts, a statement indicating the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion in your work, and three letters of reference to: Allyson George, HR Specialist, Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Box C, Huntingdon, PA 16652. It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. The anticipated date of appointment is July 1, 2021. Applications received by April 26, 2021 will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Juniata College is taking positive steps to enhance the ethnic and gender diversity on its campus. The College commits itself to this policy not only because of legal obligations, but because it believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/ EOE


Open Date 04/01/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Statement Describing Teaching Interests and Philosophy
  5. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement
  6. List of 3 References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Additional Document 1
  5. Additional Document 2
  6. Additional Document 3


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