Researcher, Department of peace and conflict research
Sort on published: 2017-08-15
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
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. 70 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 program.
We seek to hire a researcher to work within the project “Political legacies of electoral violence: Understanding challenges for democratic transition”, directed by Associate Professor Hanne Fjelde. The project examines the political legacies of election-related violence, focusing in particular on how election related violence influences the prospects for democratic transition and consolidation, including the impact of violence on the civilian population. The project is concerned with both national and sub-national comparisons related to this overall question. The researcher is expected to conduct independent research that contributes to the project theme, but also to collaborate with the project leader. The researcher may also be asked to take on smaller administrative tasks related to the project. The position comes with additional funds for research-related costs, such as fieldwork and conferences. A detailed project description is available on request from the project leader.
Qualifications and required skills:
In order to qualify for the position, applicants must hold a doctorate in a social-science field. Excellent skills in quantitative methodology, as well as excellent oral and written proficiency in English is a requirement.
Additional qualifications/Qualification desired:
Documented research experience from the field of electoral violence or comparative democratization is meriting. Experience with collecting and analyzing survey data is meriting.
Application should include:
Applications shall be submitted in English and must include a cover letter stating why the applicant is interested in the position (1 page), a brief outline of a paper idea related to the project theme (1 page), CV, and up to three (3) samples of previous academic work.
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The researcher will be expected to start working on 1 November 2017 and to be employed for 18 months. Another startup date may be negotiated. The position may be combined with teaching on the undergraduate- and/or graduate-levels (not more than 20%).
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: Individual salary.
Starting: 2017-11-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position (18 months), ending 2019-04-30.
Working hours: 100 %.
For further information about the position please contact
(Hanne Fjelde, firstname.lastname@example.org)
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-09-15, UFV-PA 2017/1861.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/1861
Last application date: 2017-09-15