Postdoctoral Position in the Gendered Militaries Project
Lund University Department of Political Science
Sweden

Postdoctoral Position in the Gendered Militaries project

Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Political Science fuses traditional roots with cutting-edge research and education. In recent years, it has very successfully competed for external research funds. Among the central research areas of the Department are democratization, diplomacy, peace and conflict studies, environmental politics and welfare studies. The strong research profile of the Department is reflected in the teaching, the educational environment also being firmly set in a global context.

Job description

The holder of this position will be expected to conduct 80% research and 20% teaching for a duration of 18 months. The postdoctoral position is part of “The military as an 'agent of change' for gender-relations in post-conflict societies? Evidence from Liberia and Mali” (Gendered Militaries), a three year research roject funded by the Swedish Research Council and SIDA (the Swedish International Development Agency), with Associate Professor Lisa Strömbom as Principal Investigator. The purpose of “Gendered Militaries” is to critically examine how the military institution could function as an ‘agent of change’ in terms of gender relations in a post-conflict society, focusing on gender in military reform in Liberia and Mali. It has a specific focus on the intertwined processes of gender integration and gender mainstreaming in the post-conflict phase. The postdoctoral fellow will utilize and contribute with refinement of the conceptual building blocks of the study and conduct fieldwork in Mali in order to investigate gendered aspects of military reform there in general and the role of the military in Mali’s society in specific. For further information on the research project, see https://www.svet.lu.se/forskning/forskningsprojekt/the-military-as-an-agent-of-change-for-gender-relations-in-post-conflict-societies 

Eligibility

Eligibility for employment as a postdoctoral researcher is restricted to applicants with a PhD degree in a relevant subject. Aapplicants should have completed their PhD less than three years prior to the deadline for applying to the post. The three-year limit can be extended in cases of parental leave, sickness leave or similar circumstances occurring after the PhD defence. Applicants who have yet to complete their PhDs are welcome to apply but should demonstrate that they will receive their PhD degree no later than on the first day of employment as postdoc. The most important qualification for the position is a solid track record of research related to the women, peace and security agenda as well as experience from fieldwork in post-conflict countries. Research skills and academic promise will be the main selection criteria, but teaching skills will also be considered. Proficiency in spoken and written English and the ability to teach in English is a requirement. The candidate must have demonstrated excellent skills in academic written English. The ability to conduct research independently and the ability to participate in research collaboration with comparative elements are very important considerations.

Your application must contain (a) a cover letter including a statement describing the qualifications that would allow you to conduct the research specified above, (b) a CV, (c) one or two article-length writing samples (approximately 8000-10 000 words), at least one of which should be single-authored, (d) two letters of recommendation.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 of January, 2021 or by agreement
Salary monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/1973
Contact
Lisa Strömbom, Project Leader, +46 46 222 45 53, Lisa.strombom@svet.lu.se
Union representative
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46 222 93 64
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46 222 93 62
Published 09.Jun.2020
Last application date 16.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET


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