Salisbury University,
September 16, 2022
Salisbury, Maryland, United States of America
Job Type


The Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution in the Fulton School of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor.  This is a 10-month tenure track position.

Area of Specialization: Restorative justice and practices (Optional). The ideal candidate will bring a scholarly and practical portfolio in restorative practices along with other areas relating to systemic change in rights-based judicial forums. Restorative justice is an integral part of our department mission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction and an area where we see substantial growth. As such, the successful candidate will fill this area of instruction and practice to enhance our areas of scholarly and practice expertise. The successful candidate will have applied research and demonstrable community practice, or show the potential to develop in these areas.

Primary Job Duties: Develop and teach three Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution courses per semester, in the fall and spring semesters respectively. This will include a mixture of undergraduate and graduate courses. Winter and summer teaching is available, but not required. Demonstrate effective advising and mentoring of students in the undergraduate major and minor and, in addition, actively engage with graduate students in career development. Promote the undergraduate and graduate programs on and off campus, support existing or develop new opportunities for experiential learning in the local community. Maintain a robust scholarly agenda and conflict intervention practice, including students wherever possible.

Faculty are expected to assist the Chair and Graduate Director in recruitment and retention of students and other duties as required to maintain a healthy department. Provide service to the department, school and university on committees, and partake of department events and functions. Represent the department in the community and in professional organizations.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Conflict Resolution or related field. If ABD, doctoral degree must be completed before hire date.

Preferred Qualifications: Accepting applications from qualified candidates with Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution or closely related field where a major portion of course work and dissertation research is in conflict resolution. Candidates with a background in restorative justice practices, systemic change in rights-based judicial forums, community-oriented practices, and productive nonviolent social change is preferred.

Applications received by October 1, 2022 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 15, 2023.  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: (1) A letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) statements of research and teaching interests; (5) unofficial transcripts; (6) diversity statement. The diversity statement (one-two pages) should speak to your experience, accomplishments, and/or goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, professional development, and/or service; (7) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Brian Polkinghorn at

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future.  To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

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