Endowed Professor in Peace & Non-Violence

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Psychology and Brain Sci
Pay Grade: No Pay Grade
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is inviting applications for an endowed professorship in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, starting in Fall 2020. 

Ideal candidates would be at the full level, with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: peace psychology, psychology of group relations, conflict resolution, reconciliation and peace building, and/or other relevant topics. Candidates should expect to become an integral part of the established concentration in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program that resides within the Social Psychology Program, and they should be interested in understanding conflict in real world settings as well as the implications of research findings for policy and application.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Social Psychology or closely related field, a highly active and visible research program with an outstanding record of empirical research and academic scholarship, and a history of extramural funding.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Information on the social psychology program is available at:  

Information about the concentration in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at:

Application Instructions:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, teaching philosophy, sample publications, contact information for three references, and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities.

As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.