Opportunities

This page lists current opportunities to work with us on the Political Settlements Research Programme. This includes details of employment opportunities, PhD studentships and scholarships, internships and summer study, and other ways to link with our work.

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NEW: PSRP Post-doctoral Fellow

APPLY HERE Closing date 30 October 2017: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=041558

PSRP is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work with Professor Christine Bell on a DFID-funded programme: The Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) (£4.4million). The job offers an opportunity to be part of a small but highly effective interdisciplinary team based at the University of Edinburgh and to produce strong publications in a research context where strong relationships exist with key policy-makers and practitioners in the field.

The programme as a whole addresses how inclusion is navigated in peace processes, examining in particular tensions and trade-offs between inclusion of political-military actors in conflicts and broader social inclusion of other excluded groups. The position is open to a dynamic, committed and enthusiastic legal scholar who should have completed their PhD. The Research Fellow will work as part of a team, developing conceptual work on inclusion and political settlements, and using data from a new Peace Agreement Database (PA-X) to process trace how inclusion is dealt with in peace agreements across contexts and across time. The job requires someone who is committed to working collaboratively, and who brings a strong background in the legal and political dilemmas inherent to resolving violent intra-state conflict, and experience or research in fragile and conflict-affected settings is welcomed. We are particularly interested in applicants who have expertise in any or some of the following areas: power-sharing, sequencing in peace processes, interim transitional arrangements for governing post-conflict, minority rights, gender inclusion, transitional justice or implementation of peace agreements.

It is important that the Research Fellow brings firstly a strong commitment to working with an existing research programme with a developed agenda, and secondly a commitment to leadership and programme management. This is not a position in which a pre-existing work agenda can be developed independently of the already-existing research agenda of the programme, although the successful applicant will be supported to develop their publication profile.

This full-time post (35 hours) and is available on a fixed term basis from 28 December 2017 until 28 February 2019 (14 months), but may be extendable depending on future funding applications. In the event of a strong field, a second Fellow may be appointed.

Work-based placements are available on the Programme through the dissertation module on the Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh, LLM in Human Rights.

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