Utah State University

Director, Heravi Peace Institute (Logan Campus)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 5 months ago(11/3/2022 4:28 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Humanities & Social Sci
Dean-Humanities & Social Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a founding Director of the newly created Heravi Peace Institute (HPI). Applicants will be considered at the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor, in a social sciences or humanities discipline, or—depending on credentials and experience—as an advanced Professional Practice (non-tenure track) rank.  Reporting to the Dean of the college, the Director will also be appointed to a faculty position (associate or full professor) in an academic department within the College.  Rank and status are dependent on the Director’s qualifications and experience.  For this hybrid administrative-faculty position, we seek to hire an individual with a proven track record of excellence in leadership, teaching, research and/or praxis in peace and/or transformative conflict. The ideal candidate will demonstrate success in fundraising, grant-writing, and public outreach. This position is located on the Logan campus, with the responsibility to make Institute programming accessible to USU’s statewide students and campuses.  The Director will confer with a faculty advisory board who will provide ideas, opinions, and feedback.  This is a fiscal-year position with an anticipated start date of August 2023.


The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Provide effective administrative and strategic leadership of the HPI
  • Supervise Institute staff
  • Coordinate with the CHaSS Dean, department heads, the Institute’s faculty advisory board, and other faculty members and leaders across the college and university
  • Collaborate with affiliated faculty and other leaders to establish and fulfill the Institute’s strategic initiatives and priorities
  • Work with faculty to develop curriculum addressing issues of transformative conflict and peacebuilding
  • Partner with the Dean and advancement officers in fundraising for the Institute
  • Seek grant funding from external sources to support the mission of the Institute
  • Build partnerships with local, state, national, and global entities to enhance the Institute’s programming, internships, and other opportunities for students
  • Enable extra-curricular activities addressing issues of transformative conflict and peacebuilding
  • Teach undergraduate peace and conflict courses, with the option of teaching in a disciplinary field
  • Maintain an active profile as a researcher and/or practitioner in peace and/or transformative conflict


  • PhD or terminal degree in a relevant field for associate or full professor
  • Terminal degree strongly preferred for a professional practice rank
  • At least five years of leadership experience in peace studies or a related field
  • Evidence of teaching or training excellence
  • A proven track record of excellence as a researcher and/or practitioner of peace or conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Required Documents

Review of applications begins January 2, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact information for three professional references (collected as part of the online application)
  3. Cover letter that addresses the position’s responsibilities and minimum qualifications (to be copied and pasted into a fillable form within the application)

Please direct questions to Dr. Colin Flint, Search Committee Chair, at colin.flint@usu.edu.  Do not send application materials to this e-mail address.  Please use the application link above.


The committee may request additional materials later in the selection process.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Heravi Peace Institute at USU was launched in 2022. Its mission and purpose are to promote direct, structural, and cultural peace through a four-fold approach involving teaching, research, praxis, and public outreach.  The Institute is founded on a vision of positive peace that includes an enduring commitment to nonviolence and human flourishing.  We seek to build peace through the proactive implementation of attitudes, skills, structures, and institutions that practice nonviolent collaboration and transformative conflict at the personal, interpersonal, family, community, inter-group, national, and global levels.  The Institute currently houses the university’s Global Peacebuilding Certificate and the Conflict Management and Facilitation Certificate. Further information can be found at https://chass.usu.edu/peace-institute/.


The HPI is housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS), which plays an instrumental role in teaching critical thinking, knowledge-building skills, and the ability to pose meaningful questions that advance understanding and knowledge.  Students in CHaSS confront the great questions and controversies, learn about the forces that have shaped our world, and develop the skills to tackle its most pressing challenges.  Our graduates are creative problem-solvers who are equipped to make a difference.  The education they receive here prepares them to address the problems of today and to succeed wherever their career path takes them tomorrow.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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