The University of Innsbruck seeks Asst. Professor in Peace Studies

Assistant Professor – Tenure Track
Code PHIL-HIST-11999

Start date/duration:

  • as soon as possible
  • for 6 years, possibility of a qualification agreement

Administrative unit:

  • ULG Peace Studies Section

Extent of employment:

  • 40 hours per week

Application Deadline:

  • September 17, 2021
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Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent and clearly defined research project on the level of Habilitation in the field of peace and conflict research with a theoretical approach that takes aspects of applied conflict transformation and/or peace education into consideration. International networking and interdisciplinary cooperation, acquisition of research projects and external funding and participation in the Research Area “Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts” and its Research Center “Peace and Conflict” are also expected. A strong commitment to independent high-quality teaching in the field of peace and conflict studies, especially in the existing MA Program (ULG) for Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation and the planned MA Program in Peace and Conflict Studies, respectively its neighboring disciplines, as well as the supervision of students, is expected. The candidate will further be expected to participate in academic organization and administration.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Peace and Conflict Studies or a related field and provide expertise in the field of Peace, Conflict, Security and Development Studies and Peace Education. Additional expertise in one or more of the following fields is highly desirable: Gender Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Media Studies, International Law/Justice, Critical Race Studies, Environmental Studies. A regional expertise in Latin America, Africa and/or the Middle East would be welcome. Moreover, the applicants must have acquired postdoctoral experience and merits beyond dissertation. Experience and participation in the field of third-party funding, mobility experience, and evidence of experience in university teaching are also expected. German and English language skills on a minimum level of C1 or the willingness to achieve that within two years after employment as well as additional proficiency of another living language are requested. Applicants must have outstanding management, team and intercultural communication skills, and leadership competencies.

*Information on the position*
The successful candidate will be offered a 6-year position as University Assistant/Assistant Professor within the Unit of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and History according to the Austrian regulations on “Qualifizierungsvereinbarung (QV)”. The QV is a transparent and internationally highly competitive tenure track-like system. Successful candidates are initially hired as ‘University Assistants’ and immediately develop their individual tenure criteria (qualification agreement) together with their Institutes within the first few months. As soon as these tenure criteria are set and agreed, the candidates immediately transition into Assistant Professor positions. Final evaluation typically takes place following 5-6 years in order to evaluate the candidates’ success to progress into an Associate Professor position with a permanent contract.

*Online application*
Applicants must submit a cover letter, an independent research proposal on the level of “Habilita-tion” (5 pages max.), a concept of teaching, at least one essay or book chapter in digital form and two or more letters of recommendation.

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