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Job Posting: Research Associate/Assistant Director, Minor in International Development and Conflict Management, UMD - College Park

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) undergraduate program at the University of Maryland - College Park seeks to fill the position of Assistant Director.

MIDCM is one of the tracks offered through the Global Studies Minor Program. Its mission is to prepare students with the knowledge, theoretical understandings, and practical skills necessary to address critical global concerns related to development and conflict management - and their intersections. The 16-credit program is comprised of a set of core courses, elective options, and a practicum. In the process, students engage with highly-qualified faculty and development practitioners and integrate internship, volunteer, and study-abroad experiences. Currently, over 120 students are enrolled in the program from various majors spanning most undergraduate colleges and schools at the University.

A highly motivated individual is required who will be adept at contributing in a leadership capacity to administration, instruction, programming, and development within MIDCM, as well as distinguish themselves as an expert in related areas of scholarship and practice.

Minimum Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. in a social science discipline, public policy, conflict studies or peace studies, with a specialization in subject matter relevant to the focus of MIDCM. The candidate must have an active research agenda, including a record of publications and ongoing projects.


•Experience working in international development and/or conflict management.

•Serving in a leadership capacity, such as in an academic department or center, professional association, and/or other relevant organizations.

•An ability to cultivate local and international partnerships with academic institutions and units, scholars, practitioners and other professionals, in pursuit of common interests, lessons learned, and joint activities.

•Teaching experience with courses related to international development and/or conflict management.

For full posting and how to apply, please visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/17239

This material cross posted from Peace & Collaborative Development Network.

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