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The starting salary will be from £32,982 (pro rata) on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Children of War)
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)
This Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded post is available from 1 March 2024 for 20 months to support the work of Professor Stacey Hynd.
The post is full time however, applications from candidates seeking 0.8FTE rather than full-time will also be considered.
This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.
You will form part of an international team of researchers working on the AHRC Standard Grant ‘Children of War: Evolving Local and Global Understandings of Child Soldiering in African Conflicts, c.1940-2000'. This project will deliver the first historical analysis of patterns of child soldiering in warfare in Africa, with key case studies being Uganda, Angola and DRC/Rwanda, and also of humanitarian responses to children's involvement in conflict.
The post will support the research on the evolution of humanitarian and human rights actions against the recruitment and use of children and youth in armed conflict, in Africa and in global perspective. This will include research on local and international responses to child recruitment and militarization selected case study conflicts, selected depending on the candidate's expertise, but with a particular interest in the Horn of Africa. The research will also cover disarmament, demobilisation, rehabilitation and reintegration programming and the development of international law relating to child soldiering.
The post will include:
This position is developmental for early career scholars, with mentoring and training to support the development of digital, impact and communications skills.
Applications are particularly encouraged from scholars from the African continent and global South, and those of African or Global Majority descent.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
What we can offer you
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.
Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).
We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.
With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Stacey Hynd, [email protected]