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Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Children of War)

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is currently accepting applications for two postdoctoral research associate positions associated with the AHRC standard grant 'Children of War: Evolving Local and Global Understandings of Child Soldiering in African Conflicts, c. 1940–2000'.

The positions are available from 8 January 2024 for 24 months to support the work of Dr Stacey Hynd, Professor of African and Global History.

Successful applicants will form part of an international team of researchers working on the AHRC Standard Grant ‘Children of War: Evolving Local and Global Understandings of Child Soldiering in African Conflicts, c.1940-2000’. This project will deliver the first historical analysis of patterns of child soldiering in warfare in Africa, and also of humanitarian responses to children’s involvement in conflict. One post will support the research on Francophone case studies, with an intended focus on Rwanda/Democratic Republic of the Congo. The other will support research on Lusophone case studies, with an intended focus on Angola.

These roles may offer the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

The post will include: 

  • Working as part of a research team to develop the project aims and activities
  • Undertaking interdisciplinary literature reviews in French or Portuguese
  • Conducting archival research and oral interviews, including in African case study countries
  • Writing academic and impact outputs, including both co- and single-authored articles
  • Development of impact and public engagement activities, including project website and social media

Closing date: 23 November 2023