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PhD in Peace/Development-Focus on Long-term Peacebuilding in Mozambique

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  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    5 januari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    21 februari

Om jobbet

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Peace and Development Research at the University of Gothenburg is a leading site of interdisciplinary enquiry. The research environment consists of ca 50 researchers using a broad range of approaches to investigate various themes in peace and development in different regions of the world. These themes include, but are not limited to, conflicts, security, gender, human rights, global political economy, migration, regional and global governance, and resistance.

Peace and Development Research at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, announces a doctoral position within the Swedish Research Council financed research project “The essential dilemmas of long-term peacebuilding: the cases of Cambodia and Mozambique”. The project aims to address the long-term effects of intensive peacebuilding, with a view to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the implementation of liberal peacebuilding. The project will interrogate the trajectory of peacebuilding through an in-depth historical and a contemporary analysis of to well-documented and “successful” cases. Our central research problem is: What, given the long trajectory of peacebuilding initiatives and their implementation, does not work and why in Cambodia and Mozambique? There is curiously similar development and timing in the two cases. In assessing this we will seek to identify the provenance of the recent tensions in both cases. Particular research questions focus on long-term dilemmas of peacebuilding; the dynamics of ex/inclusion; the significance of grounding peace with the population; and, the possibility of an adaptive peacebuilding. The PhD student will be tasked to work on the case study of Mozambique.

Job assignments

The purpose of undertaking doctoral studies is to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for conducting independent research within the field of Peace and Development Research. The doctoral studies comprise one year of coursework and three years of research, culminating in the production of a dissertation that makes a significant and original contribution to the research field. The knowledge and skills that are acquired during the studies should be applicable to postdoctoral research or other professional work. The position is salaried and covers four years (full-time equivalent, fixed term), beginning in August 2021. The doctoral candidate may undertake departmental duties corresponding to up to 20% of a full-time position, in which case the duration of the appointment will be extended accordingly. There are no tuition fees. The candidate is expected to work in Gothenburg in the project team, and start with both course work and project related work during the first year.

We are looking for a candidate with in-depth knowledge of peacebuilding processes and practices in Mozambique. We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge of key stakeholders, experience of conducting research in the field of peace and development, and knowledge of the security situation in Mozambique. The candidate must be fluent in Portuguese.

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Closing date: 17 of February 2021

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

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