Call for Applications: PhD Fellowship at swisspeace
PhD fellowship on “Resistance to Transitional Justice? Alternative Visions of Peace and Justice”, starting on 1st July or as soon as possible.
The successful candidate will complete a PhD at the University of Basel as part of a Swiss National Science Foundation funded project “Resisting Transitional Justice? Alternative Visions of Peace and Justice” coordi-nated by Professor Laurent Goetschel and Dr Briony Jones. He/she will be based at swisspeace in Bern, Swit-zerland as part of the Dealing with the Past Program.
The project “Resisting Transitional Justice? Alternative Visions of Peace and Justice” asks what counts as resistance from the perspective of different actors in a given context of transition. Three country case studies will be analysed as part of the project using a qualitative methodology. Two possible case study countries include Ivory Coast and Cambodia. However, we welcome applications from candidates interested in work-ing on these or another country case study.
Key responsibilities include:
Developing and conducting high quality qualitative research on resistance to transitional justice in an agreed country case study field site
Completion of the required courses and credits for a PhD at the University of Basel
Production of high quality single authored and co-authored scientific papers
Contribution to the organisation and coordination of research dissemination events
Contribution to ongoing swisspeace program work
A Masters degree in social sciences, history, law or related field
Language competency English, French and German
Proven capacity for high level academic work
Experience of qualitative research methods
Excellent communication skills
Ability and willingness to carry out overseas fieldwork
Job location: Bern, Switzerland
Closing date for applications: 27th May 2012
Please send the following application documents to: swisspeace, Ms. Irène Simouad, Head of Human Re-sources, Sonnenbergstrasse 17, POB, 3000 Bern 7, Switzerland; or: irene.simouad-at-swisspeace.ch:
Letter of application (in English)
Curriculum vitae (in English)
Sample of published or unpublished written academic work on a relevant topic (in English, French or German)
Maximum of three pages on your research proposal for doctoral study which would contribute to the project “Resisting Transitional Justice? Alternative Visions of Peace and Justice” (in English)
More information can be found at: http://www.swisspeace.ch/topics/dealing-with-the-past.html