Call for Visiting Professors
Call for Visiting Professors: Religion, Culture, and Peace Studies M.A. Programme
The University for Peace – established by the General Assembly of the United Nations and located in San Jose, Costa Rica – is seeking Visiting Professors to teach a course on the Ethics and Practices of Interfaith Peacebuilding within its M.A. in Religion, Culture, and Peace Studies in its Department of Peace and Conflict Studies for the 2023-2024 academic year. The description and dates for this course are shared below.
Ethics and Practices of Interfaith Peacebuilding (3 credits)
Monday 4 March – Friday 22 March 2024, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Central Standard Time
The course on Ethics and Practices of Interfaith Peacebuilding introduces students to the knowledge, methodologies, and tools needed to engage in the practice of interfaith peacebuilding. Students will be facilitated into identifying and exploring cases of conflict and peacebuilding related to the major religious traditions of the world, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, among others. The course will also be an opportunity for students to engage in simulations to employ resources from within different religions and understand the challenges that can be faced in the process and how these could be addressed.
Details of the Application Process
Applicants are requested to kindly make sure that they are available to teach the course on the dates shared here before applying as dates of the course are non-negotiable and re-scheduling is not possible. The courses offered at UPEACE are intensive, and typically, final assignments by the students are due within the course period or shortly thereafter. Appointment for this visiting professor position will be on the basis of a short-term, full-time contract for the duration of the course. This three credit course consists of five three-hour sessions per week over a three-week period. The course will be taught online through live Zoom sessions. The honorarium for the course will be US$3,000.00. Interested applicants are requested to review the course description and requirements, and then apply for the position to the following persons:
Dr. Adriana Salcedo
Head, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies
Dr. Uzma Rashid
Academic Coordinator, Religion, Culture, and Peace Studies
Department of Peace and Conflict Studies