Shri Shantinath Endowed Chair in Ahimsa Studies (Nonviolence Studies)

Tenure Track Faculty Position at Assistant or Associate Rank
Shri Shantinath Endowed Chair in Ahimsa Studies (Nonviolence Studies)
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Rank of Assistant or Associate Professor effective in the 2022-2023 academic year. The successful candidate will hold the Shri Shantinath Endowed Chair in Ahimsa Studies and serve as the Director of the Ahimsa Center, as well as teach and pursue an active research agenda.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in area of expertise, including Nonviolence in the Modern World and a capstone seminar in nonviolence, have an active research agenda in the study of nonviolence, and direct the Ahimsa Center’s various activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in any discipline (preferably from Humanities or Social Sciences); evidence of teaching and scholarly potential in Nonviolence Studies; commitment to organizing public programs such as lectures, conferences, or symposia related to nonviolence; potential to offer programs anchored in nonviolence for professional development of K-12 educators; and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: Strong interest in community outreach and working with the Center’s Advisory Board; one or more years of university teaching experience in nonviolence related area; readiness for designing innovative course work related to nonviolence studies; evidence of scholarly productivity and working with students from underrepresented groups.

Application Process: The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 15, 2021. Early application is encouraged. For expanded position description, additional application information, and specific procedures, please go to

For general inquiries, please contact Dr. Tara Sethia, Search Committee Chair, at


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