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The "tit-for-tat" strategy of negotiation just got beaten decisively by other approaches in the most recent negotiation competition.
http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2004/10/is_titfortat_th.html for the story which is both more and less than it appears.
See also: http://www.crookedtimber.org/archives/002717.html#comments
I've been delayed by two things. First, a strange system failure where
my hard drive was readable under Win98 but not WinXP and a corrupted back-up
set which cost me a great deal of material for the newsletter. Second,
I wanted to wait until after the election to write again.
Help Needed/Employment Openings
Visit http://www.mediate.com/MeetingHall for some interesting listings.
Interesting new Mediation & ADR (and other) web sites and useful links:
Mediation Blogs (the above are interesting sites, below are blogs and related sites on mediation only; warning though, most bloggers wander all over).
I've been reading _Beyond Neutrality_ by Bernard S. Mayer. In a very approachable way the book collects every criticism of the ADR field and discusses them. The author notes that most ADR professionals have to sell training in order to survive and that the market for training is producing people who have no hope of employment. For the processes where there is reasonable reimbursement, attorneys have taken them over and while the ACR has issues and is extraneous to the lives of most of its members, the ABA ADR section is thriving. As for being a successful mediator or facilitator that parties are satisfied with, experience alone (not training or expertise in the area) seems to be the controlling factor -- creating huge barriers to entry (cf page 60). He explains convincingly where and why mediation is rejected (e.g. pages 86ff) and makes the interesting criticism that "Transformative mediation in my view is not really a different approach at all ... it is a particular kind of facilitative approach with an agenda about what ought to transpire ..." I'd never thought of transformative mediation that way, but I find myself unable to formulate a reply to the thesis that the core of transformative mediation is imposing an agenda about the interpersonal interactions that occur -- that it is far more directive and controlling than most other forms of mediation in that regards, without concern for the desires of the parties or whether the approach will resolve the conflict.
The book would be valuable for the broad ranging discussion of current issues, problems and currents of thoughts. But Mayer goes beyond the milieu to suggest an approach and a direction he feels may revitalize ADR professionals. Just as attorneys have taken over neutrality, he suggests that conflict resolution professionals should take over advocacy since most conflict takes place far away from contract drafting and courtrooms, in the realm of consultants, specialists and advocacy.
Obviously I think well of the thought of marketing ADR in all of its venues the same way other consulting services are marketed (and I will keep suggesting to ADR professionals that if they want to succeed from a business standpoint they need to learn sales and consulting marketing skills http://adrr.com/pub/consulting.htm has been on my website for a long time. I'm also waiting on an article about providing consulting and corporate training services from the guys at National Mediation. It seems like I've waited a long time for that too [insert emoticon here ;)]).
Bernard S. Mayer offers a consistent, intelligent and direct vision, with thoughts and discussions on implementation, for moving the career path of dispute resolution beyond its current status quo. _Beyond Neutrality_, 312 pages, Jossey-Bass/John-Wiley and Sons 2004. Available used at Amazon.com for under $35.00.
I am looking forward to Crucial Confrontations. It is due out as a successor to Crucial Conversations. I'll be reviewing it when I pick up a copy. I liked Crucial Conversations a great deal, so I'm quite hopeful about the book.
I am working on a book on negotiation and a 40 hour training book.
I also need to finish a long standing project for an article, I just need
to decide where I want to publish it (which will control how I finish it
http://www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/careers.htm is a great collection of links.
For a current opening: With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for Visiting Fellowships in its Program in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding (PRCP) for the 2005-06 academic year. Fellowships are open to senior and junior scholars in the humanities and social sciences, as well as religious leaders and peacebuilding practitioners, of any nationality. For the class of 2005-06, the program encourages applications addressing program themes in the context of the Middle East.
Further information and application instructions are available under Visiting Fellowships on the Kroc Institute's Web site at <http://kroc.nd.edu> or by contacting Rashied Omar, PRCP Coordinator, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 100 Hesburgh Center for International Studies, P.O. Box 639, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556; phone: (574) 631-7740; e-mail <email@example.com>.
The application deadline is November 15, 2004.
A positive development is that legal studies departments are hiring people with ADR backgrounds.
Final Comment/Current Issues
I'm fascinated by the expansion of ADR into Legal Studies programs and its continued growth in law schools.
I've also some thoughts from a recent problem we had at home. My house is in the migration pathway of some carpenter ants. Every-so-often they attempt to migrate into and colonize my master bathroom -- often more than one group (which leads to carpenter ant wars). I had someone just suggest poisoning them and another suggestion that I backtrack them and find the source(s). What I did was seal up my house a little tighter and pick up some fungus shrimp (there is a natural fungus that kills carpenter ants and it comes in a shrimp bait).
Now, every time they manage to swarm through a window open for the night air or some similar invasion, they find the remnants of the last ants, consume them (carpenter ants are aggressive scavengers) and are overcome by the fungus. It is a naturalistic and enduring solution where poison would have merely killed the instant group of ants and the environment will never be free of migrating swarms.
Often there are "organic" (as in a part of the system) methods that produce enduring resolutions. ADR systems can be like that, reducing conflict and sowing the seeds for the resolution of future conflicts as well.
Submissions to adrr.com
As always, I am interested in any submissions or articles anyone would like to have posted on the web -- and I am glad to be able to point them out in this newsletter. I prefer to post material as you have written it, with no editorial changes by myself. srmarsh (at) adrr (dot) com is the best e-mail address to use to reach me, though I sometimes am not able to check my e-mail for 3 or 4 days.
With my best regards, I remain,
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Distributed November 7, 2004
by Deborah Schick Laufer
Director, Federal ADR Network
** Please keep your e-mail and contact information up-to-date***
NVMS is looking for volunteers to assist with this year's High School
Mediation Conference. We are really looking forward to this year's
conference and greatly appreciate your help! The High School Conference is
on Tuesday, November 23rd from 8:30 am to 1:15 pm at George Mason University
in Fairfax (building Sub II and at the end of this e-mail I provided a link
for a map and directions to George Mason) BUT you would only have to be
there from 8:30 am to 10:15 am.
We are looking for volunteers to facilitate small group discussions during
the opening session. Your role as a facilitator would be to lead a
discussion between approximately 9-12 high school peer mediators from
different schools regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their program
and problem solve with each other regarding the obstacles that they have
with their programs. On the day of the conference, you will be given a
sheet with these discussion questions listed on it. We are going to ask the
schools in advance to have the students think about these topics ahead of
time so that your job will be easier. Lastly, you will also be given a
sheet in order for you to take notes on the discussions that occur at your
table so that we can eventually send out the notes from all the tables to
all the schools so that the peer mediators can learn from every school's
peer mediation program (not necessarily just the schools they had at their
If you have any questions or would like to participate please contact me at
703-993-4394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to George Mason University Map and Directions:
Community Mediation Coordinator
Northern Virginia Mediation Service
4260 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite A-2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Position Available: Project Coordinator
Michigan Supreme Court
State Court Administrative Office
Office of Dispute Resolution
Salary Range: $50,947.20 to $66,231.36
DUTIES: Reporting to the Office of Dispute Resolution Director, the
Project Coordinator coordinates specialized areas of mediation that are
offered through Community Dispute Resolution Program (CDRP) centers.
Essential duties include but are not limited to:
Overseeing all aspects of administering the Access and Visitation
grant; implementing family division and probate applications of
mediation (divorce, guardianship, conservatorship, permanency planning,
juvenile); providing technical assistance to CDRP centers; serving as
liaison between CDRP centers and courts to develop referral systems;
developing public education materials and mediator training for
specialized domestic relations and probate mediation services; serving
as liaison to Alternative Dispute Resolution organizations to promote
coordination of ADR initiatives; assisting the ODR Director in other
LOCATION: Michigan Hall of Justice, Lansing, MI
SKILLS: Bachelor's degree in Conflict Resolution, Public
Administration, or a closely related area.
Master's degree or Juris Doctor preferred and three to five years of
experience involving domestic relations mediation, project development,
and evaluation methodologies.
Please e-mail your cover letter and resume as a word or word perfect
document to email@example.com.
Or mail cover letter and resume to:
Michigan Supreme Court
P.O. Box 30052
Lansing, MI 48909
The application deadline is November 30, 2004.
Washington, DC / Northern VA
Experience Desired: 5+ Years
Degree Level Desired: MA / MS / MBA
The Company: Founded in 1994, Transformation Systems Incorporated (TSI) is
an award-winning, HUBZone-certified, woman-owned small business
headquartered in Blacksburg at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
with bases of operation in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. Services
include: organizational change
facilitation; strategic and implementation planning; professional
development training; and organizational results measurement. For more
information about TSI, please visit www.we-transform.com.
The successful applicant will join a highly motivated team of innovative
professionals who utilize leading edge development methodologies and
applications to deliver world-class workplace transformation solutions. This
is a fastpaced environment appropriate for adaptable, entrepreneurial-minded
The Position: The Transformation Consultant position is a critical role
within TSI, requiring both consulting and change management skills.
Successful Transformation Consultants are able to work on multiple client
deliverables while coordinating with various internal TSI staff and external
clients and maintaining a high level of customer service and quality. Work
projects will include the design, development, and delivery of
organizational change facilitation; strategic and implementation planning;
professional development training; and organizational results measurement
solutions for TSI clients.
The successful Transformation Consultant will be expected to have strong
interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, platform delivery, and report
writing skills, enabling him or her to develop and deliver outstanding value
to TSI clients. Work will include various transformation consulting
projects related to TSI methodology, such as design, development, and
facilitation of measurement systems, planning systems, and learning systems
that promote positive change for TSI clients.
This position is based in the Washington, DC / Northern VA area and will
require a daily commute to customer locations in Southeast DC and other DC
area locations. The position entails engaging with professional staff,
middle managers, and senior executives. Work will take place at client sites
and at the Transformation Consultant's home office.
*Developing and delivering quality project deliverables, including
one-on-one interviews and working meetings; small group process
facilitation; large group process facilitation; and training workshop
*Acting as an internal subject matter expert, providing support to internal
team members on TSI solutions and service offerings.
*Contributing to the on-going development of TSI solutions, intellectual
property, and best practices by identifying new opportunities, collecting
data, and developing TSI's body of knowledge.
The ideal candidate will have relevant applied industrial and organizational
psychology, industrial and systems engineering, and/or business
administration experience and superior interpersonal and written
communication skills as well as an ability to define problems and implement
a complex deliverable. Viable candidates must have an ability to lead and
adapt to change, work effectively with people from different backgrounds and
cultures, and have a strong customer focus. A professional image, a fun
outlook, and a commitment to achieve individual, team, and company goals are
all a must as well as a strong drive for results. A Master's Degree in
Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Industrial/Systems Engineering,
Business Administration, or a closely related field is required. Strong
MS Office applications is also necessary. TSI is an equal opportunity
employer, committed to developing a team of diverse professionals. If you
are interested in becoming part of our team, please e-mail your resume to
Director of Operations
U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution
**Applications will be considered beginning 11/15/04. Position open until
The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (U.S. Institute) is
a federal program established by the U.S. Congress to assist parties in
resolving environmental, natural resource, and public lands conflicts. The
Institute is part of the Morris K. Udall Foundation, an independent federal
agency of the executive branch overseen by a board of trustees appointed by
the President. The Institute serves as an impartial, non-partisan
institution providing professional expertise, services, and resources to all
parties involved in such disputes, regardless of who initiates or pays for
assistance. The Institute helps parties determine whether collaborative
problem solving is appropriate for specific environmental conflicts, how and
when to bring all the parties to the table, and whether a third-party
facilitator or mediator might be helpful in assisting the parties in their
efforts to reach consensus or to resolve the conflict. In addition, the
Institute maintains a roster of qualified facilitators and mediators with
substantial experience in environmental conflict resolution, and can help
parties in selecting an appropriate neutral. (See www.ecr.gov for more
information about the Institute.) In the six years since it was established,
the Institute has built a reputation for impartiality, integrity, process
expertise, inclusion, and responsive service to all parties seeking
assistance. It values collegiality and collaboration in its internal
Position Description and Hiring Qualifications
An individual with a minimum of five to 10 years of senior management
experience is sought to fill the new position of Director of Operations for
the U.S. Institute, which has a total staff of 21 and a projected budget of
$3.5 million for FY 2005. The Director of Operations, who will report to
the Chief Operating Officer for the Morris K. Udall Foundation, will be
responsible for the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Institute, including
management of professional and administrative staff and implementation of
programs to ensure attainment of strategic and internal goals. The Director
of Operations will work closely with the U.S. Institute Director, who will
focus on vision, strategy, external relationships, development of
initiatives in environmental conflict resolution, and business development.
Detailed Duties and Responsibilities:
*Oversee implementation of all U.S. Institute programs.
*Participate in developing long-term program direction, policy and strategic
*Analyze current staffing, financing, operations, policies, systems and
procedures, and develop, recommend, and implement necessary changes.
*Recruit, develop and oversee orientation and training of staff in light of
*Oversee human resource activities, including employment, employee
compensation and benefits, training and professional development.
*Serve as a representative of the U.S. Institute in negotiating agreements
*Identify key program, financial and operational performance standards
against which the U.S. Institute's performance can be evaluated.
*Work closely with the Institute director; keep Institute director informed
of program activities.
*Work closely with the CFO on financial, accounting, and budgetary reports.
*Work closely with the U.S. Institute director and the CFO in preparation of
the annual budget.
*Serve as a member of the Foundation's executive management team, which
considers institutional policy issues.
*Five to 10 years of senior management experience.
*Familiarity with collaborative decision-making and alternative dispute
resolution (ADR) processes.
*Demonstrated abilities in managing the day-to-day operations of a program
business, including personnel management, budget development and
*The ability to accurately analyze financial data, communicate that to
and implement appropriate actions, within staffing limitations, to achieve
*Leadership skills, as characterized by the ability to develop a common
vision with other members of the Foundation staff, communicate effectively,
and take responsibility for ideas and actions.
*A facilitative management style that emphasizes teamwork, communication,
collegiality, flexibility, and perspective.
*The ability to delegate effectively, while still maintaining oversight over
operational and financial affairs.
*Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills.
*Federal management experience, including supervision, human resources and
*Sufficient understanding of IT applications and systems to provide
recommendations regarding allocation of IT resources.
*An advanced degree in business or public administration, finance, or other
fields appropriate to a role as a senior manager.
The expected salary range will be between $85,000 and $95,000, plus federal
benefits. While the position is within the federal government, it is
considered excepted service and not career civil service. Relocation costs
to Tucson may be reimbursed, depending on circumstances.
Send resume, reference information, and salary history to:
Chief Operating Officer, Morris K. Udall Foundation, 130 S. Scott, Tucson,
AZ 85701, or via email to COO@udall.gov, or via fax to 520-670-5530.
No phone calls, please. Applications will be considered beginning 11/15/04.
position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Courtesy of FPMI
FEDERAL RECRUITMENT FAIRS LAUNCHED IN CONJUNCTION WITH HISPANIC
In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, Office of Personnel Management
Director Kay Coles James has launched another series of federal recruitment
fairs on university campuses nationwide, the first taking place at the
University of New Mexico.
"OPM joins all of America in commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month," James
said. "We celebrate the contributions of Hispanics to help make this country
great while ensuring opportunities in federal government continue to be
available to all Americans. A high quality civil service draws from the rich
diversity of this nation, and although there is more to be done and more
that we expect in terms of assistance from our partners in the private and
non-profit sectors, we are making progress."
During the month, OPM will also host recruitment booths and conduct
information sessions at Montgomery College in Rockville MD, and University
of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio to encourage the next generation of
job seekers to work for America. The university locations were chosen to
specifically reach out to richly diverse cities.
"We will continue our nationwide recruitment initiative to bring the best
and brightest America has to offer into the federal workforce," James said.
"The student fairs are a part of an overall recruitment initiative that
provides an opportunity for students and other job seekers to acquire
information on jobs in the public service."
Earlier this year, OPM visited Albuquerque, Tucson, San Antonio, El Paso,
Miami, San Diego and New York, and participated in the 2004 League of United
Latin American Citizens' National Convention in San Antonio. OPM also
deployed senior executives nationwide to share the opportunities for Federal
The fairs feature a government-wide USAJOBS booth showcasing jobs throughout
the Nation. OPM volunteers will also be available to assist students with
navigating the website, www.usajobs.opm.gov and to provide assistance in
applying for the hundreds of opportunities available in the Federal
James pointed to the fact that "aggressive outreach is achieving results",
noting a number of positive trends found in the FY2003 Statistical
Information on Hispanic Employment in Federal Agencies, a report given to
President Bush to provide an accounting of the outreach efforts of each
Cabinet-level department and major agency.
The data showed Hispanic representation in the federal workforce has
increased overall, with increases in management and senior levels:
- Overall, the number of Hispanic new hires increased in FY2003 in the
mid-management and senior management grade levels;
- Hispanics in the Senior Executive Service and other senior pay levels rose
from 504 in FY2002 to 524 in FY2003, a 4 percent increase;
- Hispanic new hires in 2003 represented nearly 10 percent of all federal
Position: Director of Governmental Relations
Institution: Florida Atlantic University
Date posted: 10/8/2004
Florida Atlantic University is seeking qualified candidates for the position
of Director, Governmental Relations. The Director is the University's
liaison to elected representatives appointed officers, governmental agencies
staff, legislative bodies at the city, county, state, and national levels,
quasi-governmental organizations, nonprofit and for profit organizations.
Responsibilities include, but are not exclusive to, promoting and
maintaining an up-to-date awareness of all legislative and congressional
activity pertinent to the interest of Florida Atlantic University and its
constituent institutions, promoting effective communication and interaction
with legislators to inform them of university concerns and positions
regarding pending legislation. Position requires a Bachelor's degree in an
appropriate area of specialization plus 8 years of appropriate experience;
or, a Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years
of appropriate experience. Masters degree preferred. Distinguished record of
extensive experience with an institution of higher learning or comparable
institution also required. Five years of direct governmental relations
experience preferred. Must have superior oral and written communication
skills and ability to work cooperatively and collegially. Must be able to
develop creative solutions to complicated, delicate problems, demonstrate
capacity for self-motivation, strategic thinking, project initiation and
follow-thru, and ability to work quickly and well under pressure. The salary
for this position is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Must be flexible with work schedule as position requires evening
and/or weekend hours.
Please Note: Position requires valid Florida driver's license and criminal
background check. Position is Open Until Filled, however candidates are
encouraged to submit credentials by 10/22/04, as Search Committee will begin
resume reviews and the interview process at this time.
To Apply: Send cover letter of interest focusing on qualifications and
characteristics of the position & reference position #991331, current
detailed resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least
five professional references. Nominations of applicants will be accepted.
Please send application or nomination to: Florida Atlantic University,
Employment Office, 777 Glades Road, P.O. Box 3091, Boca Raton, Florida
33431-0991 or email as a single attached word document or .pdf file to
firstname.lastname@example.org. For further description or information please visit
http://personnel.fau.edu/Employment/Jobs/APList.asp or call 561-297-3058
(Voice/TTY) Equal Opportunity/Equal Access
Categories: Executive directors, Other professional fields, Public
E-mail : email@example.com
Phone : (561) 297-3058
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431 - 0991
Position: Professor and Director, Program in Law and Public Affairs
Institution: Princeton University
Location: New Jersey
Date posted: 10/8/2004
Professor and Director
Program in Law and Public
Affairs at Princeton University
Princeton University seeks a distinguished scholar who will hold a faculty
appointment and be director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs.
Cosponsored by the Politics Department, University Center for Human Values,
and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Program
in Law and Public Affairs will support teaching and scholarship at Princeton
that focuses on how legal systems, institutions, and practices affect
justice and order in and between societies, the well being of individuals,
and the operation of public policy.
Princeton invites applications from excellent scholars, whatever their
particular discipline, whose teaching and scholarship addresses both
empirical and normative dimensions of law and public affairs. Appointment is
expected to be made at the level of tenured professor. The successful
candidate could be
appointed in both the University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow
Wilson School, jointly between the Woodrow Wilson School and a department
(such as Politics), or solely in the Woodrow Wilson School, as is
appropriate to the expertise of the candidate. To apply, send a letter of
interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees to:
Chair, Search Committee for
Program in Law and Public Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
The Search Committee will begin considering applications November 1, 2004
for appointment in July, 2005.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
For information about applying to Princeton University, please link to
Web Site : http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm
Search Committee for Program i
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International
Princeton, NJ 08544
Director, Office of Human Resources at USPTO
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a cutting-edge
organization dealing with intellectual property issues around the world, is
seeking a high-performing professional to serve as its Director, Office of
Human Resources (OHR), GS-0201-15.
The position is open to current federal employees with status, reinstatement
eligibles, displaced employees in the local commuting area and the general
public. The USPTO is a fully user fee-funded organization with an annual
budget over $1.3 billion and an overall staff of 6,700 comprised largely of
engineers, scientists, and attorneys. The USPTO operates as a
performance-based organization, plans to recruit and hire more than 900
employees next year, is quickly transitioning to electronic end-to-end
processing of both patent and trademark applications, and by early next year
will be fully located at its new state-of-the-art headquarters in
The incumbent has primary responsibility for managing a comprehensive human
resources management program, including recruitment and staffing; position
classification; compensation and employee benefits; policy development;
employee relations; labor relations; and enterprise training. The incumbent
is responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing the activities of
the OHR; and setting and adjusting long- and short-term priorities,
including taking the agency lead in developing Human Capital Management
policies to implement the USPTO's 21st Century Strategic Plan.
The Director also is responsible for managing the OHR budget; overseeing the
implementation of automated personnel systems; ensuring accountability and
achievement of target goals; and developing methods to measure the
achievement of human capital objectives.
The OHR's vision is to deliver world-class, innovative, and
results-orientated service. OHR's mission is to design and implement HR
strategies to achieve USPTO's business objectives, in consultation with our
partners and customers, and to facilitate innovate approaches using
integrated systems and technology to sustain a high performing workforce.
For further information about the position, visit
PricewaterhouseCoopers Centre for Entrepreneurs and
Family Business Specialist, Connecting family and business
The PricewaterhouseCoopers Centre for Entrepreneurs and Family Business has
an opening for a full-time specialist to provide succession planning
services to our clients in the Ottawa region. The ideal candidate will have:
· an LLB; · several years of business-related experience, including prior
experience working with family businesses; and, · experience in Alternative
Dispute Resolution (ADR), particularly facilitation.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers Centre for Entrepreneurs and Family Business
helps family-owned businesses in the area of succession planning. Through
facilitated discussions, we assist families in addressing and resolving the
difficulties inherent in a family business due to the interrelationship of
business, ownership and family issues. The Centre complements the other
services our Firm provides including tax and estate planning, and
PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the
communities we serve. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. If you
are interested in applying, please forward your resume, by November 12,
2004, quoting reference #317, to: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 99 Bank
Street, Suite 700, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1K6. E-mail:
For additional information on PricewaterhouseCoopers, please visit our Web
site at: www.pwc.com/ca/cefb.
visit our websitewww.donnadavisassociates.com
for openings in Human Resources -- excellent assistance with placement
DONNA DAVIS ASSOCIATES
2050 Center Avenue, Suite 550
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Position: Sociology & Criminal Justice
Institution: Bluffton University
Date posted: 11/3/2004
Bluffton University invites applications for a tenure track position in
sociology and criminal justice beginning fall 2005. PhD in Sociology
preferred; ABD or terminal degrees in related or applied disciplines
considered. Commitment to excellence in liberal arts education and to social
justice. Willingness to focus in the applied areas of sociology such as
criminology, conflict resolution and mediation, sociology of law, race and
ethnic relations. Highly desirable: undergraduate teaching experience;
employment or consulting experience in the justice system, particularly with
conflict resolution, mediation and restorative/community justice; interest
in general education and the liberal arts and in building bridges between
academic disciplines; interest and energy to initiate departmental
activities beyond the classroom; and a desire to be involved in
collaborative research with colleagues and students. Ability to teach a
variety of sociology and criminal justice courses is required. Preference
will be given to applicants who can teach introductory courses, criminology,
and race and ethnicity. Additional responsibilities will include
availability to students for academic advising and informal mentoring,
coordination and supervision of off-campus internships and practicums, and
typical university committee responsibilities. Responsibilities of all
faculty include teaching courses in the general education curriculum, which
emphasizes an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts and
sciences. Compensation commensurate with education and experience within the
university pay scale. Consideration of applications begins January 1, and
continues until an appointment is made. Bluffton is a growing,
Mennonite-related institution committed to and shaped by that historic peace
church tradition (see http://www.bluffton.edu).
Send letter of interest, curriculum vita, three letters of reference
(submitted directly from referee), and official transcripts to Elaine
Suderman, Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs, Bluffton
University, 1 University Drive, Bluffton, Ohio 45817-2104. Members of
under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EOE.
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : (419) 358-3360
Fax : (419) 358-3323
Adm. Asst. for Acad. Affairs
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817 - 2104
Website is by Stephen R. Marsh
Contact Information at: