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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

2 Postdoctoral Research Positions

05.11.2019, by Tina Keil

Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies, Chile; Application deadline: November 28th, 2019

Logo: COES
Logo: COES

Two 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 two 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 its research in the following areas:

  1. The Socioeconomic Dimensions of Conflict
  2. Group and Individual Interactions
  3. Social and Political Conflict
  4. Geographies of Conflict and Cohesion

COES invites two applications for postdoctoral research position in disciplines such as sociology, psychology, urbanism, geography, economics, political science, history, anthropology, among others.

Qualified candidates must have a PhD in a social science discipline (awarded within the last 5 years or expecting to defend their theses no later than March 2020) as well as strong writing and methodological skills. 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 will prioritise candidates who demonstrate productivity in academic publications and participation in research projects, as well as applicants with experience in longitudinal studies and qualitative studies. Selected candidates will be able to undertake some teaching in English or Spanish.

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 a successful review process after the first year.

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 the cost of the post-doc appointment, and candidates may reside in another country as well as Chile.

Applications are open until November 28, 2019. Please send a motivational letter, curriculum vitae, brief research proposal in related to the research themes of COES (no more than two pages) and two letters of support to, with the e-mail subject "POSTDOC COES 2020". Letters of support should not be from researchers associated with the Centre. 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 through video conference. The academic board of COES will make the final decision. The result of this call is expected to be announced in January 2020.