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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

The Mershon Center, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Peace Studies Coordinator to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

Summary of Duties

Under the direction of the Chair of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, the Peace Studies Coordinator will work with interested students, community members and the staff of the Mershon Center to promote the study and practice of peace building among undergraduate students at The Ohio State University and the broader central Ohio community. Duties include developing, planning, executing and supervising peace-related programming and educational activities, including conferences and speaker panels; cultivating, expanding and sustaining collaborative partnerships with community organizations; and supervising peace related student groups and activities. These activities will develop a bridge between the academic research fostered at the Mershon Center and the central Ohio community, both inside and outside Ohio State, that is interested in the promotion of peace at the local, national, and international levels. Additionally, the Peace Studies Coordinator will be responsible for teaching 3 undergraduate courses annually in the Undergraduate International Studies Program’s Peace Studies minor program. Teaching responsibilities and obligations will be determined in consultation with the director of the Undergraduate International Studies Program.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in Peace Studies or a related field.

Desired Qualifications

PhD in a Peace Studies or a related field; experience in planning-coordinating public events such as conferences and speaker panels; experience and/or background in cultivating, expanding and sustaining collaborative partnerships with community organizations, including non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, and the private sector; demonstrated experience in community outreach and engagement with a wide variety of stakeholders in the peace studies and conflict resolution field; experience in student personnel work or counseling; knowledge of University academic rules and regulations; experience in supervising, materials development and teaching.


Deadine: May 20, 2018