Researcher, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
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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. 80 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. More information about the department can be found here; www.pcr.uu.se
For the department and for the project ”Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict”, we now seek to hire a researcher for a full-time, time limited employment.
The researcher will work on the association between climate change, local institutions and armed conflict. Specifically, the researcher will work together with other researchers within the project ”Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict” on the relationship between climate change and armed conflict. The research will predominantly be quantitative in nature. Other assignments could include presenting the research in English on different seminars and conferences, data management in GIS and advanced statistical software as well as some administrative tasks. The position may entail teaching at the undergraduate- and/or graduate-levels, and other administrative tasks, up to 20% of the successful applicant’s work-time.
Qualifications and required skills
- PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies or Political Science
- Documented experience from academic research on the security implications of climate change
- Very good skills in English.
Personal suitability will be of importance, in addition to academic merits.
Additional qualifications/Qualification desired
- Experience from collecting and managing quantitative data
- Experience from working with geo-referenced data using GIS software.
Application should include
Applications should be submitted in English and must include a cover letter (no longer than 1 A4 page), a research-statement (1-2 pages) and a CV.
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: Individual salary.
Starting date: 1 December 2019, or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position (6 months), ending 31 May 2020.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Hanne Fjelde, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 15 November 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3456.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Seko Universitetsklubben firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/3456
Last application date: 2019-11-15
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