RESEARCH DIRECTOR - World Peace Foundation Program, The Fletcher School - Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts

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Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts 02155

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The World Peace Foundation Program (WPF Program) at The Fletcher School is poised to position itself at the cutting edge of new thinking, at once creative and realistic, in the field of peacemaking. The Foundation aims to be internationally recognized for this role. It will achieve this through rigorous and creative intellectual leadership in the field of peace studies, associating the name of the World Peace Foundation Program with the best new thinking. And, through research, seminars, publication, public information/advocacy, and engagement with international policymakers, the WPF Program will promote fresh approaches to understanding conflict and peace.

The Research Director is responsible, in discussion with the Executive Director and other potential lead-research staff/faculty, for project development from conceptualization to final reporting of all research projects hosted by the WPF Program. This includes:

* participation in project content development;
* discussions with funders and other partner organizations;
* drafting development proposals;
* establishing and maintaining schedules for projects;
* and, as needed, acting as lead organizer of workshops and forums.

Additionally, the Research Director will assist the Executive Director in establishing an outreach plan for the WPF Programs activities, including establishing connections with multiple academic and research units across Tufts and with key outside audiences, such as experts working in related fields, policy makers, and the media. The Research Director will be responsible for the day-to-day work of the WPF Program under the guidance of the Executive Director, including resolution of any administrative or other concerns that may come up, particularly during the establishment of the WPF Program at Tufts. Further, the Research Director will support regular communications and relations with the Board of the WPF.

The Research Director will also act as Lead Researcher/Principal Investigator on selected research projects, as agreed with the Executive Director. Initially, the RD will head the how mass atrocity ends project with primary responsibility for all aspects of this project including intellectual content.

Basic Requirements:

* Ph.D
* Minimum of ten (10) years of related experience
* The successful candidate will possess the following: strong conceptual, analytical, and innovative abilities; excellent written and oral communication skills; adaptability, flexibility, initiative, and resourcefulness; and, a superior ability to work with others in a multi-cultural setting
* This position will require some foreign travel

Preferred Qualifications: Experience developing his/her own research projects and managing collaborative research projects, including managing complex projects with multiple interested organizations is preferred. Knowledge of academic research and a history of publication is a plus. The ability to contribute to Tufts intellectual life is valuable. Extensive knowledge of issues related to genocide(s) and genocide prevention (including comparative case studies, scholarly research and policy developments) is an advantage. Experience engaging with high-level political and social leaders on issues related to peace and conflict is ideal. A proven fund-raising record, including drafting grant proposals and securing funds to support projects is beneficial. Supervisory experience is preferred. A research record that complements the existing expertise of the Director, while adding new areas of interest is desirable. Experience creating and carrying out outreach strategies is valuable. Knowledge of a language other than English is a plus.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 10 years
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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