Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution - The Werner Institute

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution - The Werner Institute
Location: Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
Position Type: Tenure track Faculty Position, Full-time (Exempt)
Opening Date: November 16, 2012
Closing Date: Applications received before January 15, 2012 will receive highest consideration

The Werner Institute at Creighton University School of Law welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Conflict Resolution to begin July 1, 2013. As Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, the successful candidate will teach graduate courses in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution. The position will also involve serving as an academic advisor to students, collaborating with and advising colleagues and the Director in development of curriculum, workshops, facilitations, and training, engaging in academic research activities, maintaining a professional profile through research and/or professional service, and participating in community service.

The Werner Institute provides an interdisciplinary program leading to master's degrees and graduate certificates in negotiation and dispute resolution for students from a variety of fields as well as mid-career professionals. The academic program is offered in two modalities: one on campus and one online-based hybrid program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in both programs.

The mission of the Werner Institute is to be a leader in advancing the field of conflict resolution, with a focus on developing the next generation of practitioners and scholars who are responsive to the real, and often unacknowledged, needs of those in conflict. With an interdisciplinary foundation and a focus on collaboration and open inquiry, the Institute supports the mission of Creighton University, one of the nation’s leading Jesuit universities for more than a century.

Skills/Qualifications: A terminal degree (Ph.D., J.D., or similar); substantial training and experience conflict engagement (including mediation, civic engagement, facilitation, and other processes); and a background in teaching and/or training are required. The qualified candidate will have strong interpersonal skills that can be applied in promoting the Werner Institute. The candidate should also have excellent oral and written communication skills, be a systems thinker, and the ability to work collaboratively.

Strong preference will be given to candidates with a record of university level teaching or training in conflict resolution, experience as a primary facilitator or mediator of disputes, relevant work facility with traditional as well as online teaching, practical ADR experience, and a record of scholarly research. Application deadline is January 15, 2013; if not filled, the deadline will be extended to the 1st of each month thereafter until the search is closed. Additional information about The Werner Institute is available at

To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses your background and experience, with emphasis on why you would be interested in the position, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, the names of at least three references, and salary requirements to:

Theresa Thurin, Program Supervisor, The Werner Institute, Creighton University School of Law, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska, 68178 or by e-mail to

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Did you find the perfect candidate? Does Werner have a new family member? If so, who is the lucky success story? I want to hear all about them...

Hello Mat, we are narrowing down the candidates and are hoping to have a new professor on our team soon. We will definitely be sharing the news when it is official. Stay tuned!

Bryan, I figured there would be announcement and just wanted to make sure I didn't miss it. I'm excited for you all and wishing you the best in your narrowing :) Officially staying tuned; well, as much as a banjo player can stay in tune anyways ;) Yeah, that's right, banjo humor at its finest... Thanks for the update.


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