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Current Academic Opportunities
Associate Professor (tenure track) /Director of the Peace Studies Graduate Program
The American University of Rome seeks applicants for an Associate Professor (tenure track) /Director of the Peace Studies Graduate Program.
The Peace Studies Program at the American University of Rome is an MA degree for future professionals, scholars, and activists who intend to contribute to peace-building initiatives and conflict management/resolution. The mission of the program is to educate postgraduate students in both the theory and practice of understanding and resolving conflicts. Core courses include Negotiation and Conflict Management; Peace, Politics & Religion; International Law; Political Economy of Peace and War; Political Islam in context; International Response to Humanitarian Crises; Democracy and Government.
AUR is looking for a scholar who will: i) lead the Program and guide the students; ii) forge new partnerships and build internships opportunities; iii) apply for grants.
- Teach five courses per year in the area of expertise (at least three of which must be at the graduate level) and the remaining in related AUR undergraduate program(s);
- Coordinate the Peace Studies professors;
- Mentor and advise Peace Studies graduate students through all phases of the degree program;
- Coordinate the completion of the Peace Studies thesis by assigning supervisors and readers and mediating the thesis defense;
- Coordinate the annual academic field trip of the Program;
- Analyze and review the Peace Studies curriculum in consideration of content and scope, in accordance with current trends in the discipline, program goals, and the AUR mission.
- Participate in the admissions process for recruiting students to the Peace Studies Program;
- Conduct outcomes assessment of the program goals and course learning objectives on an annual basis;
- Organize internal and external events to enhance the profile of the program within the University and in the broader community;
- Foster academic and other partnerships to increase the scholarly activity, internship opportunities and financial strength of the Peace Studies Program (e.g. Foundations and grants) to promote research, special initiatives, and/or retention of students in need;
- Serve as a full-time faculty member of the American University of Rome, sitting on committees or task forces, attending faculty meetings at university and program levels, and performing other duties as needed.
The Director of the Peace Studies Program is also expected to maintain a robust scholarly profile, by attending conferences and publishing successfully in his/her area of expertise.
- A Ph.D. in Peace Studies or a related field, with secondary expertise in a discipline represented within the AUR undergraduate curriculum;
- Connections with Roman and Italian institutions in the field of Peace Studies;
- At least three years of teaching experience at the graduate level, preferably at an American or American-style institution;
- Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
- Italian working papers
- Knowledge of Rome and Italian language to develop institutional relations with local actors and promote academic events with relevant actors in the field (e.g. NGOs; religious and inter-cultural dialogue representatives; experts);
- Experience in promoting initiatives that can foster the theory with a practice/case-based approach to learning (e.g. meetings with Rome-based national and international Institutions and/or organizations relevant to the program);
- Experience in supervising and/or reading graduate theses;
- Existing relationships with institutions able to support academic and other partnerships.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (quote re Peace Studies 6/2019) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application: December 30, 2019
Teaching positions open for Business and Tourism Management courses
The American University of Rome’s Business Administration and Travel and Tourism programs seek applications from qualified candidates for part-time, non-tenure-track Adjunct Faculty teaching opportunities in 2019, with possible additional courses in future semesters. Potential courses include Economics of Travel & Tourism, Research Methodology, Human Resource Management, Principles of Management, Consumer Behavior, Negotiations and Writing for Business.
The ideal candidate(s) will hold an advanced degree in quantitative methods, business, marketing, management or tourism management, as appropriate For the research-focused course, we seek candidates with proven teaching or work experience in the field, in order to be able to provide students with an overview of the research process, applications of sampling techniques and qualitative and quantitative data collection methods of primary data.
Recent teaching experience in the US higher education system is desirable. English fluency is mandatory; Mother tongue English preferred.
Adjunct faculty are expected to teach to the designated syllabus, provide support and guidance to students; and develop strategies to teach the course for the entire semester, using the course syllabus, objectives, and curriculum.
To apply, please send: cover letter (List “Business” and the course(s) in which you are interested in the subject line), résumé and the names of two references to email@example.com.
Italian working papers are essential. Interviews will start as soon as possible and will be on-going.
AUR is an equal opportunity employer.
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