Research assistant, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Sort on published: 2018-12-03
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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 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. programme. For more information, visit http://www.pcr.uu.se.
For the department and the project "Demagogues of Hate or Shepherds of Peace? Why 'Warlord Democrats' (Re) securitize Wartime Identities" we are now looking for a research assistant for a full-time permanent employment, starting January 2019.
The research assistant will, amongst other things, do the following tasks:
- systematically code empirical data on former military leaders and transitional justice mechanisms in post-civil war countries
- do textual analysis of speeches made by former military leaders
- write literature reviews on transitional justice and post-civil war democratization
- do desk research on former military leaders in Nigeria.
Applicants must have a Master Degree in Peace and Conflict Research, or in Political Science; experience of systematically coding large amounts of empirical data; as well as excellent knowledge of English (both in writing and reading). The applicant must also be able to work independently and work well with colleagues.
- Good knowledge of Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) definitions
- Experience of working with textual analysis.
- Experience of working with/writing about transitional justice mechanisms
- Experience of conducting research on/working with Nigeria.
- Previous experience of working as a research assistant.
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.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 2019-01-01, or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Permanent full-time position, probationary period may be applied.
For further information about the position please contact
Anders Themnér, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by 17 December, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/4153.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4153
Last application date: 2018-12-17