2-year Definite-Term Faculty Position in Peace and Conflict Studies

Position Description

The Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo is seeking to fill a 2-year Definite-Term faculty position at 60% - 80% FTE in Peace and Conflict Studies to begin July 2019. The position involves undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarship, and service in the department and at the College. The successful candidate will have general teaching and scholarship expertise in Peace and Conflict Studies or related fields, and preferably in one or more of the program’s current teaching areas. Experience with conflict transformation practice is an asset. The preferred candidate will teach a range of undergraduate courses from introductory to advanced, and possibly core or elective courses in the graduate program. As part of a small faculty team, the preferred candidate will also support the program’s administration and development, and engage with the College and its larger supporting communities.  


  • University teaching experience;
  • PhD preferred, ABD possible;
  • Commitment to the mission of Peace and Conflict Studies and Conrad Grebel University College.

Position Requirements:

  • Teach up to four courses per year, primarily at the undergraduate level;
  • Participate in the Peace and Conflict Studies Administrative Group;
  • Share departmental service;
  • Engage in scholarship.

Instructions and Information for Applicants:

  1. Required application materials must be submitted in hard copy or digital format and addressed to
    Dr. Troy Osborne, Dean 
    Conrad Grebel University College
    140 Westmount Rd. North
    Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G6, Canada. 

    Review of applications will begin February 15, 2019.

    The materials should include:
    • An application letter indicating reasons for applying, qualifications, teaching areas, research interests, and how the candidate will contribute to the Peace and Conflict Studies program and the mission of the College;
    • Curriculum Vitae;
    • Teaching portfolio;
    • Letters of recommendation from three referees.  Referees should comment on the candidate’s teaching competence, capacity for departmental service, scholarship, and collegiality, and be willing to respond to questions from the search committee if requested.
  2. All applications will be acknowledged, and unsuccessful candidates will be informed as the process proceeds.
  3. A short list of candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  4. During the search process, the College reserves the right to extend the application process or not to make an appointment.

The College is committed to employment equity. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.