Professor/Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict
5 days left
- Full Time
Application closing date 23/09/2019
Faculty / School or Service Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances
Job category/type Academic
Coventry University is looking to appoint a senior position in"Peace Studies' (broadly defined), to join the leadership of this multi-disciplinary and multi-national team of over 60 researchers and experts, 70 or more PhD candidates and 60 Masters students. The post offers a significant opportunity to push forward the reputation of CTPSR in peace research and education, and help define the distinctive contribution that Coventry University seeks to make in this area. Current work is global in reach and spans from issues in human security and positive peace including integrated peace building and trust, to the specifics of the role of tension monitoring in communities and the impact of faith differences for social cohesion. We therefore welcome applicants from all parts of the Peace and Conflict Studies field.
Since establishment in 2014, CTPSR has grown and built an international reputation for work with communities to transform approaches to positively address aspects of violent conflict at multiple levels including local communities, regions and nations. Central to it score work on peacefulness is a study and understanding of the role of trust,resilience and cohesiveness in societies. CTPSR places emphasis on relationships through issues and contexts such as international migration and displacement, conflict resolution and reconciliation,social identity, inequality and mobility, wealth and poverty, integration and pluralism, prejudice and discrimination, inter group conflict and cooperation,the problem of civil rights and the politics of equality.
The Centre's profile is reflected in its publications, funded research and research environment. CTPSR prides itself on spreading good practice amongst its staff in academic writing, with a focus on issues of rigour, significance, and excellence in written outputs. Members of our Centre have published articles in high-ranking journals in fields of politics,international relations, inter-communal relationships and faith, security studies, and trust. CTPSR currently manages a number of significant funded research projects for ESRC, AHRC, UK Newton Fund, Leverhulme, the European Commission, and other foundations, including a GBP 20m 5-year UKRI GCRF Project on 'South-South Migration, Inequality and Development'. Additionally, CTPSR is home to the international secretariat for the ACUNS network until 2023, and convenes the annual RISING Global Peace Forum. The Centre supports a vibrant international community of PhD scholars, who engage in innovative methodological approaches to develop novel and practical academic contributions. Moreover, the Centre coordinates four global Masters programmes based around core research themes,and has a strong relationship with its alumni network.
CTPSR's innovative work uses a holistic approach of direct engagement with grassroots organisations, which has transformational impact on the ground. Its diverse research teams have direct field experience of the whole conflict cycle: from prevention, response and conflict mitigation. The measured value and impact of the work is evident in the influence it has had on peacefulness in communities, and for people, who deal on a daily basis with violent conflict and unstable contexts.
An ideal high profile candidate will have clear strategic leaderships skills, value team working and collaborative approaches,with an evident strong commitment to promoting the values that underpin the subject and applied research activities
For informal discussion feel free to contact Professor Mike Hardy, Executive Director CTPSR