Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 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 www.pcr.uu.se.

The researcher will conduct quantitative and qualitative research in the project "Vulnerable Cities: Conflict Prevention in Urban Planning, Urban Regeneration & Urban Governance". The project investigates how urban violence can be linked to armed conflicts in cities and which conflict prevention strategies can be successfully used to prevent escalation of urban violence and armed conflict.

The researcher, together with collaborators in the project, will analyze and collect data on patterns and causes of urban conflicts - globally and in Nairobi - as well as disseminate results through publications and participation in conferences. The work is largely independent but also consists of collaborating academic articles. In addition, the researcher will, in collaboration with other project staff, be the editor of a special issue on the topic of urban violence and teach up to 20%.

Doctoral degree in Peace and Conflict Research, Political Science or a related social science subject. Advanced knowledge of statistical method including statistical programs (Stata or R). Advanced knowledge of qualitative method including research interviews. Wide knowledge of the subject of the project, including the causes of conflict, conflict management and the conditions of the city. Good collaborative ability.

Experience in analyzing global violence patterns. Experience of field work in violence and conflict-affected areas. Experience in field work and data collection in Africa, especially in Nairobi, Kenya.

Applications: must include 1) a curriculum vitae (CV) including publication list, 2) your doctoral diploma, and 3) a cover letter with a brief description of yourself, your skills and motivation for this position (1-2 pages). 

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: Temporary position (100%), ending 2019-06-30.

For further information about the position please contact Kristine Höglund

Please submit your application by 9 November 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3493.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-01-01
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/3493
Union representative
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
Published 25.Oct.2018
Last application date 09.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

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