Executive Director, Better Evidence Project

Fairfax, VA
Salary commensurate with experience
Jun 25, 2020
Sep 27, 2020
Full Time
Executive Director, Better Evidence Project

The George Mason University Center for Peacemaking Practice, within the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (SCAR), invites applications for a Research Faculty to serve as the Executive Director of the Better Evidence Project. The Better Evidence Project seeks to improve the evidence available to donors, policy makers, practitioners, and scholars in the peacebuilding community, thus strengthening our collective efforts to address the problems of war and violence.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: * Identify specific research projects to improve the evidence guiding peacebuilding work; * Develop partnerships with donors, raising funds to support the development of better evidence and/or stimulating others to do so; * Create and sustain an active coordinating hub for the International Peacebuilding Research Coordinating Committee, working with practitioners, donors, scholars, policy makers, and the broader peacebuilding community to build consensus on guidance for evidence-based approaches to preventing war; * Collaborate with researchers in the International Peacebuilding Research Coordinating Committee to design and implement innovative studies to identify effective ways to prevent or stop violent conflict and promote peace, encouraging collaborative and complementary work by others; * Create and curate an information center for peacebuilding research, ensuring the peacebuilding community has access to existing and very recent evidence on ways of preventing violent conflict and promoting peace.

Required Qualifications: * Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution or any related field such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, etc.; OR equivalent research experience; * Research expertise in preventing violent conflict; * Proven ability to communicate effectively with scholars, donors, practitioners, and policy makers; * Proven ability to coordinate and work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders; * Proven ability to raise funds to support research.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F516AZ at http://jobs.gmu.edu by April 13, 2020; complete and submit the online application, upload a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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