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Post-doctoral Research Fellow: From Conflict Actors to Architects of Peace: Promoting Human Security in Colombia and Internationally

Grade 7.1: £31,076 per annum

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is looking for a Post- doctoral Research Fellow to join a research team to work on an exciting new project directed by Dr Annette Idler, and supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

The project “From Conflict Actors to Architects of Peace: Promoting Human Security in Colombia and Internationally” explores the changes to the security landscape that accompany transitions from war to peace. In particular, it examines (i) how the reshuffling of violent non-state groups that occurs during such transitions affects conflict, security, order and governance; (ii) the implications for ethics and norms when the line between armed conflict and organised crime is blurred; and (iii) how historical turning points such as the end of Colombia’s armed conflict with the FARC fit within broader geopolitical shifts, and the world’s evolving security landscape. The project applies academic research to explore how Colombia’s security architecture needs to adapt and respond to a changing context in order to promote human security, both in Colombia and internationally.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Post-doctoral Research Fellow: The Changing Character of Conflict Platform: Understanding, Tracing and Forecasting Change across Time, Space and Cultures

Grade 7.1: £31,076 per annum

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is looking for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on an exciting new project directed by Dr Annette Idler in collaboration with Dr Robert Johnson and Prof Peter Wilson, and supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The project “The Changing Character of Conflict Platform: Understanding, Tracing and Forecasting Change across Time, Space and Cultures” aims to produce a comprehensive knowledge platform on how and when armed conflict changes, with a view to enabling governments and international organisations to adapt their strategies and policies to address ongoing and prevent future conflict.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake quantitative research both independently and jointly with the Project Director and the project team, and in addition s/he will be expected to participate fully in the research life of the Department and the Changing Character of War (CCW) Programme. 

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Established in 2000, the Department is one of the largest teaching and research units in its field in the United Kingdom with over 100 active research staff working around five principal areas: Government, Theory, International Relations, the Politics of Development and the application of quantitative methods in political and social science. The Department is located in the new Social Sciences building on Manor Road along with the Departments of Economics and Sociology, the Centres for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies and the new Social Science Library.

Application Details

Further particulars and vacancy details can be obtained by contacting the Personnel Office by email vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk. Information about non-departmental posts can also be found on noticeboards in the Manor Road building, on the University Job Pages and at www.jobs.ac.uk.

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