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Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science (peace and conflict research)

Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

The Department of Political Science wants to recruit one excellent social scientist with a background from Political Science or a closely related field. The successful applicant will work fulltime as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the ERC project ‘ResilienceBuilding: Social Resilience, Gendered Dynamics, and Local Peace in Protracted Conflicts’, funded by the European Research Council. The appointment is for a period of four years with a 25% teaching requirement. This means that 75% of the working time over four years is devoted to research.

The ResilienceBuilding project investigates the causes and consequences of social resilience in protracted armed conflicts, with a focus on Nigeria, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Kenya. It asks how civilians and communities develop social resilience and adapt to conflict dynamics in ways that prevent or mitigate violence, how they maintain resilience and prevent renewed vulnerability to conflict re-escalation, and how social resilience impacts peacebuilding and development. The project further focuses on interlinking national and local dynamics of communal conflict and civil war to study the potential and limitations of international and local peacebuilding efforts and barriers to sustainable peace. The research into social resilience and multi-level conflict dynamics integrates a gender perspective. This means that research examines gendered coping mechanisms and women’s movements and peacebuilding agency on the national and local level.

The project is headed by Associate Professor Jana Krause and funded by an ERC Starting Grant, running from 2020-2025. Applicants are encouraged to read about the project in the project proposal: ResilienceBuilding proposal.

The application deadline is 5 January 2021. Please find further information about the position, qualification requirements, application regulations and contacts in the original advert provided below.