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Scholars in Residence



The Conflict Resolution Institute Scholars in Residence are drawn from two sources: (1) individuals whose primary employment is outside the University of Denver including faculty members from other institutions, consultants and practitioners, and post-doctoral professionals, and (2) individuals whose primary employment is (or has been) inside the University of Denver who are affiliated as faculty with the Conflict Resolution program. Those in the first group are designated as “Visiting Scholar;” those in the second are appointed as “Research Professor.”

Application Process and Appointment

Anyone seeking a position as a Scholar in Residence at the Conflict Resolution Institute should submit a formal application that includes: a letter of application, curriculum vita, 3-5 page narrative of activities to be undertaken if appointed, and three recent papers and/or publications related to the study of conflict resolution. Send all materials to The Center for Research and Practice, Conflict Resolution Institute, 2199 S. University Blvd., University of Denver, Denver, Colorado 80208. For further information contact


Visiting Scholars from outside may be appointed for 1 year, with a maximum renewal period of 1 year, or a total appointment of no more than 2 calendar years.

Research Professor terms will vary, depending on individual circumstances.


Modest office space—desk, telephone and computer access are provided. Visiting scholars are compensated with financial support, as determined by the nature of the appointment. Research Professors receive no financial remuneration from the Institute during the period of appointment.


All Scholars in Residence will be expected, for each year of appointment, to produce a paper for distribution under the “Working Paper Series” that also may be posted on the Institute website.
They will participate in the Conflict Resolution Research Forum by presenting their research-in-progress. Visiting Scholars may be used in several ways: lecturing, conducting workshops, carrying out research. Research Professors focus exclusive on research tasks; they do not teach in the program nor are they expected to advise students.


A three member review committee, chaired by the Director of the Center for Research and Practice, with two additional professors drawn from the Conflict Resolution Core faculty, will be charged with reading all research papers submitted by the Scholars in Residence (both internal and external) three months before the end of a 1 year period, and be expected to render a judgment about a candidate’s renewal. Their recommendation will be subject to a vote by the full Conflict Resolution Core faculty.

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