18 November 2008
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Peace and Conflict Studies within the new National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (Division of Humanities) at the University of Otago.
This Centre will commence with the appointment of Professor Kevin P Clements as Foundation Director in January 2009. This is a unique opportunity to join the Foundation Director in the strategic development of a distinctive New Zealand theory, research and practice Centre in Peace and Conflict Studies. Its research foci will initially be on the specific development and peacebuilding needs of New Zealand and the South West Pacific, but it will engage wider global challenges to peace and security as well.
Applications are invited from all areas within Peace and Conflict Studies but preference will be given to those with specific research interests in Conflict Analysis and Conflict Transformation; Pre and Post-Conflict Development and Peacebuilding; Religion and Conflict and/or the State and Violence.
Situated on the south-eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island, Dunedin possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine architecture, world-famous wildlife reserves and is recognised for its spectacular scenery. The University of Otago is New Zealand's top-ranked university for research.
Successful candidates should have a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies or in closely related fields in the Social and Behavioural Sciences. The appointment is for a period of two years. Information for applicants is available here.
Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Kevin P Clements: tel 03 479 8671, fax 03 479 5024, email.
Applications quoting reference number A08/174 close on Friday, 23 January 2009.
With each application you must include an application form, an EEO Information Statement, a covering letter, contact details for three referees and one copy of your full curriculum vitae. For an application form, EEO Information Statement and a full job description go to this web page. Alternatively, contact the Human Resources Division, tel 03 479 8269, fax 03 479 8279, email.
University of Otago