Thursday, July 21, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: Social Science Research Council Program Director - Peacebuilding Research
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) seeks to hire a senior social scientist with strong knowledge of the field of peacebuilding research, broadly understood. This should include both a strong background in research as well as knowledge of the work of practitioners, UN agencies, NGOs, and others in the field. Knowledge of issues in Africa is desirable. Candidates may come from any branch of social science, but must demonstrate capacity for interdisciplinary work as well as strong knowledge of the field of peacebuilding. The best qualified candidates will have earned a PhD with distinction and gained at least five or preferably ten years of further experience including research, engagement in higher education, and other professional and intellectual activities. Demonstrated capacity for leadership, for collaboration, and for managing multiple priorities and projects is important. Ability to communicate effectively is crucial, and experience engaging both researchers and non-academic constituencies including funders, policy-makers, and practitioners is desirable.
Deadline: August 31, 2011