Associate Professor in Post War Reconstruction and Peacebuilding

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor in Post War Reconstruction and Peacebuilding

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales.   With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.

About us:

Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work. The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.

The role: 

At the heart of the School of Government and International Affairs lies an internationally respected team of academics.  United in their passion for high-quality education, this dynamic collective promote interdisciplinary research to produce world-class results.  As such, we have been listed 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2017, with 71% of our research outputs classed as internationally excellent or world-leading.  As part of our ambitious plans to expand our research provision and expand our highly regarded undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, you will join Durham’s Global Security Institute where you will contribute your extensive research skills to further our understanding of conflict, establishing effective responses to exceptionally complex problems.  Your research will be supported by a research allowance and the regular opportunity of research leave.  Providing education on modules within our flagship MSc programmes ‘Defence, Development and Diplomacy’ and ‘Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding’, you will work across a variety of tutorials, seminars and lectures, and you will also supervise dissertations and guide research groups.

You’ll need: 

  • A good first degree and a PhD in peace and conflict studies, political science, political economy, international relations or a related subject, and with a clear focus on peace-building, post-conflict reconstruction, or a close cognate.
  • Field-based research expertise in Peace and Conflict, with good skills in appropriate research methodologies that can be applied to complex data. 
  • The publication of internationally excellent and world-leading outputs that have made a major contribution to current thinking. 
  • Fantastic communication skills, which have supported your ongoing engagement with practitioners and professionals resulting in research-based impact on practice.
  • A comprehensive 3 to 5 year research plan, with the ability to generate income to fund these studies. 
  • The ability to supervise PhD students, lead research groups and support students’ studies with high quality teaching. 

How to apply:

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online.   For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 28th November 2017