Doctoral candidate in peace and conflict research with a focus on nuclear disarmament negotiations
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The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established in 1971 to conduct peace research and offer courses in peace and conflict studies. The department hosts a dynamic research milieu and is internationally oriented. Currently approx. 85 persons are employed at the Department and some 300-400 students from around the world are enrolled every academic year. For more information, visit our website at www.pcr.uu.se.
1 PhD position in peace and conflict research with a focus on nuclear disarmament negotiations.
The PhD candidate will be part of the Alva Myrdal Center (AMC) on nuclear disarmament, Uppsala University, and in particular joining the Working Group on Negotiating Nuclear Disarmament, led by Professor Isak Svensson. This working group collects leading researchers on the process, dynamics and outcomes of nuclear negotiations, aimed at controlling, mitigating or disarming parts of, or full, nuclear weapon programs.
The PhD student is to pursue research on nuclear negotiations. Nuclear negotiations include multilateral conferences (e.g. NPT), bilateral negotiations (e.g. US and Russia), and diplomatic negotiation efforts directed towards specific countries (e.g. Iran, North Korea, Libya). The successful candidate is free to define and develop their project idea within the parameters of the project, and shall submit their project plan on this topic as part of the application. Proposals that engage with comparative approaches of nuclear negotiations, and/or outline plans to collect data on different aspects of the negation processes are particularly encouraged. Also proposals that contribute to the larger scholarly debate on conditions for successful multilateral negotiation processes over globally existential threats are particularly encouraged. While the project needs not to focus exclusively on nuclear negotiations – for example, studies outlining comparison with negotiations relating to other global existential threats would be possible – it should contribute to advance our knowledge frontier when it comes to conditions for successful nuclear negotiations.
PhD candidates primarily focus on their own doctoral education. A maximum of 20% of the position may involve other administrative and educational responsibilities at the Department.
Employment as a PhD candidate requires acceptance into the DPCR’s PhD program, which is decided through an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the program. Information concerning applications, acceptance guidelines, and other related matters may be obtained at the Department’s homepage, www.pcr.uu.se/education/phd-programme.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.
The application should preferably be filed on-line at the web address given below and shall include:
- 1 completed application form for doctoral studies
- 1 short personal letter (1-2 pages)
- 1 CV
- certified transcripts of academic records
- a project plan (3-5 pages, excluding reference list) related to the topic specified above
- letters of reference/recommendation (max 2 letters) or a list of references (max 2) who can be contacted
- writing samples (1-3 samples)
The application should preferably be in English. The application form for doctoral studies is available at the address below, along with detailed instructions for completing the application.
Through reference to the general syllabus for graduate studies, the applicant should first ensure that s/he meets the requirements for general or special eligibility for studies in the field of peace and conflict research at the post-graduate level. Full information is available here.
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 February 2022, or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.
For further information about the position, please contact: General questions, please contact: Desirée Nilsson (director of studies, DPCR PhD Program) or Hanne Fjelde (deputy director of studies, DPCR PhD Program): firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the specialized position, please contact: Isak Svensson (leader of the Working Group on Negotiating Nuclear Disarmament, the Alva Myrdal Center (AMC) on nuclear disarmament: email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 1 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3580.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/3580
Last application date: 2021-11-01