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Postdoctoral Position in Peace and Conflict Research at Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala, Sweden Mar-2022

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Postdoctoral Position in Peace and Conflict Research purpose of the project is to systematically examine how the international community responds to violence against civilians in armed conflict with a PhD degree in peace and conflict research or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in peace and conflict research is available at Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala, Sweden March-2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: 1 May 2022
Contract Period: 2 years
Salary: According to standard norms

Workplace:
Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Uppsala University, Sweden

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Qualification Details

PhD degree in peace and conflict research or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in peace and conflict research. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

The successful candidate must have documented expertise (in the form of peer-reviewed publications) on international interventions and conflict-related sexual violence, as well as a demonstrated track-record of data collection and quantitative analysis. Familiarity with the subject matter is crucial. They must also be fluent in English (both in speech and writing).

Responsibilities/Job Description

The overall purpose of the project is to systematically examine how the international community responds to violence against civilians in armed conflict. This project is part of a larger research agenda that also explores the consequences of such interventions. The postdoc will be responsible for research on the politics of protection in relation to conflict-related sexual violence and for developing research on diplomatic engagements to tackle violence against civilians.

The postdoc will primarily conduct independent research related to the project theme in consultation with the PI, but is also expected to collaborate with others in the research team and take on some administrative tasks related to the project. The position comes with additional funding for research-related costs. The candidate is encouraged to take on some teaching at the department.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: UFV-PA 2022/587

Application Procedure

The application should contain the following:

  1. Personal letter stating why you are interested in the position and how you would be able to contribute to the project (two pages)
  2. CV, including a list of publications
  3. Degree certificate or official transcript confirming that the candidate has fulfilled all requirements for a degree.

About the Department of Peace and Conflict Research

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established in 1971 to conduct peace research and offer courses in peace and conflict studies. Currently approx. 85 persons are employed at the Department and at present some 300-400 students are enrolled every academic year. Courses offered include undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as a Ph. D. programme. For more information, visit www.pcr.uu.se

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

The Department is now recruiting a postdoc researcher to support the project “Politics of Protection: Explaining International Responses to Atrocities” (with funding from a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship), headed by Professor Lisa Hultman. The position is for two years and starting 1 May 2022.

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Assessment:

Candidates are assessed based on:

  • 1) demonstrated research skills, particularly in conducting theory-driven empirical research (strong methodological skills are highly valued)
  • 2) the potential for contributing to the project
  • 3) publications relevant to the project theme
  • 4) personal suitability to perform the tasks.

About the employment

The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 1 May 2022. Placement: Uppsala.

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Contact details

Lisa Hultman, [email protected].

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