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Position opening: Academic mentor for researcher in Mogadishu, Cordoba Peace Institute-Geneva (CPI) & ETH Zurich

May 31, 2023

The Project

For an academic research project on Islamic jurists shaping the actions of armed groups in conflict areas regarding issues of governance, the conduct of hostilities, and engagement in negotiations, we are looking for academic mentors with expertise on research methods and contemporary Somalia, Mozambique, Yemen, Iraq, or Mali/Burkina Faso/Niger. These mentors will guide and advise a local field researcher based in these conflict contexts in conducting research and support them in drafting papers to submit to academic journals (authorship / co-authorship will be clarified on a case-to-case basis among the local researchers, the research directors, and the academic mentors). The Templeton Religion Trust (TRT) is funding the project.

Requirements

Academic publications on the contemporary social and political realities of one of these countries: Mogadishu (Somalia).

Familiarity with Islamic Scripture (Quran and Sunnah) and its interpretation in contemporary conflict areas desirable;

Knowledge of Arabic and/or local language(s) desirable;

Experience of conducting qualitative, empirical research in conflict areas;

PhD in social science, anthropology, history, political science, or relevant field

Remuneration

9,000 USD over a time span of 18 months (academic mentor).

Contact

In case of questions, please contact the co-directors of the project: Lakhdar Ghettas, Cordoba Peace Institute: lakhdar.ghettas@cpi-geneva.org or Emanuel Schaeublin, CSS ETH Mediation Support Team: eschaeublin@ethz.ch

Application

If you interested, please send a CV, a letter of interest, two writing samples/publications to recruitment@cpi-geneva.org.

Details

Date:
May 31, 2023
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