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Two Postdoctoral Positions in Political Science

University of Bergen - Faculty of Social Sciences

Location: Bergen - Norway
Salary: NOK563,900 or £46,432.09 (converted salary*) per year; pay grade 62 (code 1352) of the government salary scale upon appointment
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 14th August 2022
Job Ref: 2022/8051

The Department of Administration and Organization Theory (from August 2022: Department of Government) is recruiting two Postdoctoral Fellows (each 4 years) with expertise in peace and conflict research. The successful candidates will be part of the research project “WarEffects – Micro-Level Effects of Civil Wars on Multiple Dimensions of Women’s Empowerment” (www.wareffects.eu), which is funded by the European Research Council (2022-2027). 

About the project “WarEffects”

How do civil wars affect women’s empowerment and gender relations? This question is at the heart of our research project “WarEffects – Micro-Level Effects of Civil Wars on Multiple Dimensions of Women’s Empowerment.” In this project, we will explore if, how, and under what conditions civil wars affect gender relations at the subnational and individual level. Empirically, we will combine survey experiments, archival data, GIS, and qualitative field research in Colombia, DR Congo, and Sri Lanka. Our goal is to significantly advance research at the intersection of violent conflict, gender equality, and development. The project team will consist of two postdoctoral fellows, one PhD student, one research assistant and the PI. The PI of the project is Carlo Koos, Associate Professor of Political Science:

https://www.uib.no/en/persons/Carlo.Koos 

About the position

  • Conduct and publish high-quality research within the WarEffects project (75%)
  • Teaching and related duties (25%)
  • Co-responsibility in overall research design, data collection, and analysis
  • Responsibility in conducting research either in Colombia or the DR Congo (indicate preference)
  • Present research findings at international conferences and workshops and departmental seminars
  • The position provides ample opportunities to advance the candidate’s own research agenda within the broader scope of the project and develop project management skills
  • Starting date: preferably between October and December 2022 

Required qualifications

  • Doctorate/PhD in political science, development economics, social psychology or a related discipline (completed or close to submission).
  • Research focus on peace and conflict, development, gender relations, or related field
  • Excellent publication record in highly ranked international journals or demonstrated proof thereof
  • Strong quantitative methods skills or willingness to acquire these in the beginning of the fellowship (basic qualitative skills required)
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken) 

Desired qualifications

  • Field research experience or willingness to do field research in DR Congo or Colombia
  • At least basic fluency in French (DR Congo) or Spanish (Colombia) 

What we offer

  • A position with significant space and resources to develop your research profile
  • Salary at pay grade 62 (code 1352) of the government salary scale upon appointment (equivalent to NOK 563 900 per year)
  • Significant funding for conferences and trainings
  • A great team and professionally challenging research environment in an excellent department (hosting three other ERC-funded projects)
  • Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with access to spectacular nature (successful candidates are expected to move to Bergen)
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

How to apply

Hit the “Apply” button for more information about this position – including the list of supporting documents to upload – and for submission of your complete application. 

General information

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Carlo Koos, PI of the project is carlo.koos@uib.no 

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to HR adviser Hanne Cappelen at hanne.cappelen@uib.no.  

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