George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution invites applications for Post-Doctoral Researcher

The George Mason University Center for Peacemaking Practice, within the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (SCAR), invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Researcher to do innovative research on what kind of work and in what kind of situations are most effective to prevent or stop violent conflict. We seek creative research that will provide practitioners and donors actionable guidance on what they can do to effectively support peace. The Post-Doc is expected to research and clearly communicate practical insights on effective ways of preventing violent conflict and promoting peace today.

Responsibilities

The Post-Doc will be expected to:

  • Ensure their work is informed by, but not limited by, the existing and very recent literature on ways of preventing violent conflict and promoting peace;
  • Design and implement an innovative study to identify effective ways to prevent violent conflict and promote peace;
  • Work with practitioners to ensure the research outcomes from the research study are communicated in accessible and convincing ways that speak to practitioners and are likely to affect what they do;
  • Work with donors to ensure the research outcomes from the research study are communicated in accessible and convincing ways that speak to donors and influence what they support;
  • Work with scholars to ensure the research outcomes from the research study are communicated in accessible and convincing ways that speak to the scholarly community;
  • Share the findings of the research broadly to ensure impact in contributing to greater effectiveness in promoting peace;
  • Stimulate parallel and complementary work by others.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution or any related field such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, etc.;
  • Research expertise in preventing violent conflict;
  • Experience communicating with scholars, donors, and practitioners.
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