Post of Research Fellow in Religion and Peacebuilding / University of Winchester — LIMITE : 23/11/2020
The Winchester Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace (CRRP) is a vibrant and rapidly developing research centre with an international reputation for research excellence and impact. As the name suggests, the Centre’s research focuses on two main areas: the role of religious and faith-based actors in peacebuilding and conflict transformation; and the theory and practice of reconciliation. The Centre also has significant interests in research related to dialogue; religion, migration and integration; and religion, peacebuilding and the climate crisis.
We have a vacancy for a permanent post, for a Research Fellow – Religion and Peacebuilding. Given the increasing global interest and relevance of religion’s role in peacebuilding and reconciliation, the Centre’s work focuses particularly on translating evidence-based research into policy and practical action. The Centre has a strong ethos of collaboration and transparency, and as a result works with faith-based organisations and governments worldwide, supporting peacebuilding and reconciliation efforts at community, national and international levels.
This post offers a relatively rare and exciting opportunity to help advance research, knowledge and practical expertise in the area of religion and peacebuilding. The successful applicant will work as an integral part of a small and experienced team of academics/practitioners, and will report directly to the Centre Director. The main purpose of the role is to support the development and delivery of cutting edge research to help better understand the complex roles religion plays in conflict and peacebuilding, and to develop theoretical and practical approaches which can help enhance the positive roles religious actors play in supporting peacebuilding initiatives and processes. The Centre advocates a multi-disciplinary approach to religions’ roles in peacebuilding, and therefore applicants from any relevant social or political sciences background will be considered.
One of our core values is ‘individuals matter’. As an employee at the University of Winchester, we are committed to your wellbeing and development. You will have access to a wide range of benefits and support, comprehensive staff development programme, generous holiday entitlement and pension scheme. Further details can be found on our website. Post No: CRP-B09
Closing Date: 23 November 2020
Interview Date: Week commencing 30 November 2020
Applications should be made online at www.winchester.ac.uk. Please note that posts close at midnight on the date stated. Late applications will not be accepted.