Researcher, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
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Work description: The position will be based at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. The researcher will conduct qualitative research on urban violence and conflict management in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, within the project “The Urban Dilemma: Urbanisation and ethnocommunal conflict”. This project seeks to advance knowledge on why urbanisation causes intensified ethnic grievances and increasing levels of urban inter-group violence in some cases, but not in others. This question is analysed through within- and cross-case comparison of selected African cities. The researcher will be responsible for field research in Addis Abeba within the project and will, together with other team members, analyze patterns and causes of urban conflict and disseminate results through publications and conference participation. The work is largely independent but also consists of co-authoring academic articles.
Qualifications: A doctoral degree in peace and conflict research, political science, or a related social scientific field. Advanced knowledge of qualitative methods including research interviews. Substantial knowledge of Ethiopian politics and of Addis Abeba as a case, including the role of civil society and political institutions. Fluency in English (writing and speaking). Good cooperative skills, and ability to work both independently and in a team.
Meritorious: Experience of fieldwork in conflict-affected settings. Experience of fieldwork and data collection in Africa, particularly in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. Locally relevant language skills.
The recruitment will be made based on a qualitative assessment of the applicants’ documented research skills and personal suitability. Please include 1-3 relevant academic writing samples, as well as a list of 2-3 references who can be contacted.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 17 August, or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 17 August 2021 (12 months).
Scope of employment: 50 %
For further information about the position please contact: Emma Elfversson, email@example.com
Please submit your application by 29 May 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1649.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Part-time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 50%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/1649
Last application date: 2020-05-29
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