Applied Conflict Transformation Studies MA Faculty
(Applicants from Asia-Pacific Region Strongly Encouraged to Apply)
Founded in 2008, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) is a Cambodia based non-governmental organisation, working in the field of peace building and conflict transformation in Asia. Our mission is to strengthen strategic intervention into armed conflict with the overall goal of reaching sustainable and positive peace in the Asia region. The Applied Conflict Transformation Studies (ACTS) program is a fully accredited MA program. The ACTS program is unique in the field as it provides practitioner-focused education in Conflict Transformation theory and praxis.
The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies is looking for a full time faculty member for the ACTS MA Program. This unique position requires the applicant to teach in the MA program, assist in the programs implementation as well as conduct research relevant to the future evolution of the curriculum.
This position will be based in Siem Reap City, Cambodia and reports directly to the ACTS Academic Director.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
- Teaching: Applicant will conduct various lectures, workshops and seminars on a wide range of topics related to the theory and praxis of Conflict Transformation throughout the academic year.
- Research: Applicant will conduct research relevant to the further development of the ACTS curriculum. This will include identification of future ACTS research resources.
- Student Research Support: The applicant will provide research supervision for ACTS students throughout the research cycle. The applicant will provide on-going accompaniment for students through out their Action Research Process.
- Accreditation: Applicant will work with the CPCS administrator to streamline and document the university accreditation process.
- Documentation: Applicant will develop a system for the organization of the student files and other materials.
- Publication support: Applicant will draft the new ACTS prospectus and ACTS faculty guide.
- Other: The applicant may provide logistical support when needed.
Required qualifications and skills:
- Education: PhD in Peace Studies, Conflict Transformation or related field/ or MA with considerable experience.
- Practitioner Experience: Applicant must have experience working in the field of peace work (5years)
- Research Experience: Applicant should have experience conducting high quality academic research. Experience with Action Research and/or other self-reflective research methodologies especially sought.
- Teaching experience: experience teaching at the MA level and should have experience conducting high quality academic research. Knowledge of the following is especially sought: Conflict Transformation, Conflict Resolution, Peace Building, Meditation, Negotiation, Gender, and Research Methodology. Experience with peace work in Asia is also sought.
- Values: Applicant must be in agreement with the core values of CPCS
- Information Technology: Proficient in information technology, particularly Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Prezi, Outlook and with a first rate ability to undertake research on the Internet.
- Organisational skills: well organised, effective time management, attention to detail, good at coordinating, and good at multi-tasking
- Flexibility: ability to react and adapt quickly to unexpected changes, ready and able to find creative solutions in challenging situations
- Communication skills: ability to establish effective working relationships with the organisation’s staff and partners involved in CPCS’s activities. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong command of English
- Research capacity: strong analysis, good at conceptualising, experience in conducting research, interest in and good understanding of peace and conflict issues in the Asia Region
- Travel: willingness to travel and undertake activities in country and internationally
- Cultural sensitivity: used to work in multicultural teams, motivated to be part of a diverse team, respecting cultural, religious, national diversity
- Organisational: ability to fully identify with the organisation’s mission and core values
- Confidentiality: protects organisation and its operations by keeping information confidential
CPCS Core Values
- We are committed to mindful interventions into armed conflict
- We design programs rooted in ongoing and evolved analysis
- We are highly motivated and dedicated to outstanding work
- We are committed to strategic, innovative conflict transformation
- CPCS' relationships with our partners and each other are heartfelt and respectful
- We practice empathy and solidarity
- CPCS is dynamic, accepts challenges, perseveres, and pushes boundaries
- We are generous with our support and encourage each other
- CPCS critically reflects and evaluates our methods, programs, and goals.
- We share our work experiences
- Our learning is reflected in our programs
- We learn from innovative approaches of others
Applicants should send their CV, motivation letter and references to Mr. Samrith Sambo, Admin/Finance Manager: email@example.com by 15th January 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
ACTS Faculty Vacancy Announcement