Teaching assistant, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established in 1971 to conduct peace research and offer courses in peace and conflict studies. Currently approx. 85 persons are employed at the Department and at present some 300-400 students are enrolled every academic year. Courses offered include undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as a Ph. D. programme. For more information, visit www.pcr.uu.se.
For the department and for the project ViEWS– a political Violence Early-Warning System, we are now looking for 2-3 teaching assistants/’amanuenser’, for a part time employment (20%), for 5 months, starting in January 2022. The project is described in detail at: www.pcr.uu.se/research/views/.
Duties include teaching, administration or participation in research or artistic research. Expected tasks are data collection and preparation. Writing up narratives on ongoing conflicts. Programming tasks to improve presentation and data analysis in ViEWS as well as statistical analysis.
For employment as a teaching assistant, it is a requirement that you are admitted as a student at undergraduate or advanced level. Furthermore, you should be an active student in the peace and conflict program at Uppsala University.
You should be able to work independently, have excellent knowledge of quantitative methods, including machine-learning methods. Furthermore, you are familiar with evaluation of prediction systems, very good working knowledge and experience of R and Python, has experience with GitHub, as well as excellent writing skills in English.
Active master student within the Master's programme of peace and conflict studies at Uppsala University. Experience of developing templates and information material in Overleaf. Attention to detail and exactness, analytical and problem-solving skills, and good interpersonal abilities are of high importance. Knowledge in survey methods, statistics and empirical social research are merited skills. Experience as project assistant is also an advantage.
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 12. Scope of employment: 20%. Starting date; 17 January 2022, or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.
For further information about the position, please contact: Håvard Hegre, email@example.com .
Please submit your application by 6 December 2021, UFV-PA 2021/4345.
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Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Part-time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 20 %
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/4345
Last application date: 2021-12-06