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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in WarEffects Project

University of Bergen - Department of Government

Location: Bergen - Norway
Salary: NOK615,700 or £46,844.92 (converted salary*) gross annual
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 20th March 2024

The WarEffects research team at the Department of Government at the University of Bergen invites applications for a three-year Postdoctoral Fellow position. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a talented scholar to contribute to a prestigious ERC-funded research project dedicated to transforming our understanding of the impacts of war, conflict, and violence on gender relations in society, politics, and the economy. We seek an individual with excellent quantitative methods skills and a keen interest in peace and conflict, politics, and post-conflict development. More information about the project is available at https://www.wareffects.eu/home

This postdoctoral position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years, of which 83% will be dedicated to research and 17% will be dedicated to teaching and related duties.  

Required qualifications:

  • Doctorate/PhD in Political Science, Economics, Psychology, or Sociology, with a quantitative focus (thesis must be defended by the starting date).
  • Documented research focus in the field of peace and conflict, gender relations, post-conflict politics or a related field
  • Excellent publication record in highly ranked international journals or demonstrated proof thereof
  • Excellent quantitative methods skills, in particular methods of causal inference
  • Ability and willingness to work independently as well as in a larger team
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken) 

Desired qualifications:

  • Field research experience or willingness to do field research
  • Fluency in French 

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter (max 2 pages), including a statement of motivation
  • A research plan for one article (maximum 1,500 words excluding references) that includes an introduction, theoretical approach and hypotheses, data and methods, causal identification, and a publication plan. The research plan should focus on question(s) related to violence in civil wars and its potential effects on women and/or gender relations. You can have a look at the project website (www.wareffects.eu), but original ideas are more than welcome.
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, quantitative methods training, and other qualifying activities. Career breaks, including parental leave, that are noted in the CV will be taken into consideration when evaluating applicants’ academic production.
  • A complete list of publications (can be part of the CV)
  • Copies and transcripts of educational diplomas documenting award of main degrees (PhD, MA)
  • A copy of what you consider to be your best academic English work to date (only one). If this is a co-authored paper/publication, you must additionally submit a declaration of co-authorship specifying your individual contribution and signed by your co-author(s)
  • Your PhD dissertation (preferably in English)
    • Applicants who have submitted their PhD dissertation must include a confirmation of submission.
    • Applicants who have not yet submitted their PhD dissertation must include a letter by their first supervisor providing an assessment of the dissertation.
  • Names and contact details for 3 reference persons

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Associate professor Carlo Koos at carlo.koos@uib.no

Practical questions about the application, please contact gudrun.horvei@uib.no.

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