The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) seeks a Senior Researcher

The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organisation. It is engaged in conflict resolution, capacity building and research.
More information about the institute and its activities can be found on its website (www.aspr.ac.at).

Application deadline: 06 October 2022
Workplace: Stadtschlaining or Vienna, Austria (with frequent travel to MENA / Sub-Saharan Africa)
Starting date: 01 November 2022


The Senior Researcher will be responsible for:

• the development of the ASPR research portfolio and to essentially contribute to the ASPR’s conflict resolution and training programmes

• attracting third-party research funds and further develop the ASPR’s research portfolio and research team

• putting a focus on applied research integrating the research work into the ASPR’s other work streams and ASPR focus topics (Environmental Peacebuilding and Peacetech)

• represent the ASPR in the international peace research community

• participating in the development of further ASPR capacity development and conflict transformation projects and cross-cutting activities.

• maintaining and developing relationships with the ASPR’s partners and networks - especially in MENA / Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Person specifications:

• Master’s degree (minimum) in a relevant field and open for specialization (essential)

• Minimum five years of work experience as research practitioner (essential)

• Research project management experience (essential)

• open minded for field/practical experience (working in/with fragile and conflict affected states) (essential)

• ability to travel to fragile and conflict affected states especially in MENA and Subsaharan Africa (essential), excellent teamworking skills and ability to work under pressure (essential),

• personal interest and knowledge in ASPR programmes (desirable)

• experience in working with the ASPR focus topics Environmental Peacebuilding and Peacetech (desirable)

• enhanced experience in working with conflict sensitivity and gender in fragile contexts (desirable),

• practical experience in conflict resolution and peacebuilding activities (desirable),

• established international networks in MENA / Sub-Saharan Africa (desirable),

• C2 skills in English (essential), and knowledge or the willingness to learn German (desirable),

The Senior Researcher will report to the ASPR director. The position is preferably based in Vienna or Stadtschlaining, Austria, for which EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Austria is required. The position is two-year fixed term, with the possibility of extension.

The minimum gross annual salary amounts to EUR 60.000, all in. Depending on skills and specific experience, over-payment may be considered.

Please send your application documents, consisting of a letter of motivation that outlines how the criteria for the position are matched, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of two referees, via email to Silvia Polster at ipt@aspr.ac.at.

The deadline for applications is 06 October 2022 (end of the day). Delayed applications cannot be considered.

The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR): Senior Project Manager

Application deadline: 20 October 2022
Workplace: Stadtschlaining or Vienna, Austria
Starting date: 15 November 2022

The senior project manager will report to the Head of Capacity Development Programme. The position is preferably based in Stadtschlaining or Vienna, Austria. EU citizenship or a valid working permit for Austria is a prerequisite. The full-time position (40 hours p.w.) is two-year fixed term with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding.

Our staff members benefit from a variety of in-house and external training opportunities including specialization courses. Furthermore, we offer social benefits of a modern organisation, e.g. home-office, flexible working hours, extra vacation days etc. ASPR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We attach great importance to a balance in the diversity of our employees. Therefore, we welcome all applications regardless of gender, age, religious beliefs/ideology, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin. We believe that we can only evolve and thrive as a team with a highly diverse mix of employees and by contributing to a strong culture of collaboration where accountability, passion, pioneering spirit, conviction and mutual trust are key.

The gross annual salary for this position amounts to EUR 45.560. Depending on qualifications and specific experience, over-payment may be considered.

Please send your application documents, consisting of a letter of motivation that outlines how the criteria for the position are matched, and a curriculum vitae, including the names and contact details of two referees, via email to Silvia Polster at ipt@aspr.ac.at.

The deadline for applications is 20 October 2022 (end of the day). Delayed applications cannot be considered. We look forward to your application!

Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Rochusplatz 1, 7461 Stadtschlaining, Austria, Phone: +43 3355 2498, Fax: +43 3355 2662, Email: aspr@aspr.ac.at,  www.aspr.ac.at

Ohio State University: Assistant Professor in African and/or African Diaspora Art History and Visual Culture

The Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in African and/or African Diaspora art history and visual culture. The historical period and geographic area of the position are open, and could include scholars working on Africa, the Caribbean, South or Central America, or the United States (as well as other global Black communities) in the premodern or contemporary world.

This hire in the History of Art Department is part of a cluster hiring collaboration with the Department of African American and African Studies and the Department of Dance, which will each hire an Assistant Professor under the same research cluster entitled “Global Black Arts.” The three scholars hired in this cluster will be supported through funding for research and collaboration, connections with other units at the university working on related topics, and extensive mentoring. These hires are part of the university’s RAISE initiative, a broad hiring plan to attract new faculty to the university working on issues of Race, Inclusion, and Social Equity.

Through the Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) initiative, Ohio State is enhancing our world-class research program on race, inclusion, and social equity. Over the next decade, the university will add at least 50 tenure-track faculty members to existing scholars whose research can help to narrow social disparities in educational attainment, health outcomes, rates of incarceration, political representation, environmental impacts, and economic well-being.  Adding scholars in focused areas will enhance the University’s outstanding faculty and inform solutions to intractable issues.  RAISE is part of Ohio State’s larger initiative to expand the size and impact of Ohio State’s faculty over the coming decade, while also enhancing academic and personal resources to support Ohio State scholars, educators, and practitioners through all phases of their careers.

The Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University is an inclusive community of scholars who seek to advance new research and methodologies in the field, to inspire our students to think critically and creatively about the role of the visual in mediating cultural and political histories, and to engage diverse publics through outreach and curatorial work. All faculty work closely with students in both the BA and the MA/PhD programs. The Department of History of Art is located in historic Pomerene Hall, a beautifully renovated building on Ohio State’s main campus with ample space for our instructors and students to work and collaborate.

Qualifications:
Applicants should hold a PhD in Art History or a related field by the time of appointment and should have an active agenda of research and publication and a track record of engaging collaboratively with students and scholars of diverse backgrounds. ABD applicants are encouraged to apply.

About Columbus:
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:
Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22408. A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing your research and teaching agenda, a curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, a writing sample, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Karl Whittington, at Whittington.78@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.