Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Teaching assistant

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. 90 persons are employed at the Department and approximately 1000 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 Department of Peace and Conflict Research - Uppsala University (uu.se)

Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) at Uppsala University is the world's leading provider of data on organized violence, and the program is a unique source of information about conflicts worldwide and has been at the Department since the 1980s.

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research and UCDP is now looking for a student worker/ amanuens for a 7 month employment, starting in May.

Duties for a teaching assistant, can include teaching, administration or participation in research or artistic research. Within UCDP, the tasks will consist of collecting and coding information on organized violence from selected, mainly Portuguese-speaking, sources into the UCDP database, with a special focus on Latin America, especially Brazil. Text writing in English, as well as basic data management, will also be included in the tasks. The work follows the fixed coding rules and conceptualizations of the UCDP, and is made in a small group, where a high degree of independent analytical capacity is expected. Other tasks may also be included depending on UCDP needs.

For employment as a teaching assistant, it is a requirement that you are admitted as a student at undergraduate or advanced level. For this position, you also need the following requirements, to qualify; 

  • Student at master program in Peace and Conflict studies
  • Good knowledge of political violence and theories of peace and conflict
  • Good knowledge of UCDP and its definitions
  • Good knowledge of organized violence in Latin America, especially Brazil
  • Documented experience of working with conflict data (coding/data management)
  • Very good English in speech and writing
  • Very good Portuguese in speech and writing
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good ability to work independently
  • Good ability to collaborate.

Additional qualifications:

  • Experience of coding organized violence, especially Brazil.

Individual suitability will be strongly considered.

Application: The application should contain a short personal letter (max 1 A4 page), a CV, and copies of your degree/s as well as transcripts.

About the employment: The employment is a: temporary position (7 months). Scope of employment: 20 %. Starting date: 27 May 2024, or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position please contact: Garoun Engström, garoun.engstrom@pcr.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 17 May 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1576.

Type of employment Temporary position
Employment expires 2024-12-31
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2024-05-27
Salary Individuell
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 20
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1576
Union representative
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 06.May.2024
Last application date 17.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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