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abril 24, 2017

COES call for postdocs 2017

COES call for postdocs 2017

Four Postdoctoral Research Positions at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies, at the Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and Universidad Diego Portales.

COES invites applications for four postdoctoral research positions. COES is a multidisciplinary Centre that aims to produce cutting edge research on conflicts and social cohesion in Chile as well as in the Latin American region, based on different conceptual and methodological contributions from the social sciences. Our work also aims to stimulate public debate and awareness as well as inform public policy making with evidenced based research.

The Centre is looking for candidates to develop their research in the following areas:

1. The socio-economic dimensions of conflict
2. Group and individual interactions
3. Social and political conflict
4. The geographies of conflict

COES invites four applications for postdoctoral research position in disciplines like sociology, psychology, urbanism, geographic, economics, political science, history, anthropology, among others.

Qualified candidates must have a PhD in social sciences disciplines (awarded within the last 5 years or expecting to defend their theses not later than September 2017) as well as strong writing and methodological skills. They should possess expertise in topics that fit into the Centre’s research agenda such as social movements, social theory, political socialization, social stratification, intergroup relations, social identity and intergroup contact, multidimensional inequalities, segregation, urban conflict; territorial inequality, legitimacy of the prevailing political and economic system, among others. In addition to the completion and publication of their own research, the postdoctoral scholars’ primary responsibilities will be planning and conducting studies, data analysis and preparation of manuscripts for publication and conference presentations. In this call, COES privilege candidates with experience in longitudinal studies. Selected candidates will be able to undertake some teaching in English or Spanish. They will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary research team of social scientists led by Professor Dante Contreras.

The salary offered for this position is US$ 30,000 per year approximately (precise amounts may vary depending on exchange rates). Each position is for two years, but renewal for the second year will be subject to the fulfilment of objectives.

We also welcome applications from post-docs who would like to undertake a joint post-doc with another Chilean or international partner institution. In this case, partner institutions will share in the cost of the post-doc appointment, and candidates may reside in another country as well as Chile.

Applications are open until May 4, 2017. Please send a motivational letter, curriculum vitae, summary of Ph.D. research, brief research proposal (no more than two pages) and two letters of support to comunicaciones@coes.cl. After reading and analysing the antecedents of all candidates, the selection committee will make a pre-selection short list. The selected candidates will be interviewed in person or by telephone or through video conference and ranked on a final list. Finally, COES’s academic board will make the final decision. The result of this call is expected to be announced in June. Learn more about COES in www.coes.cl