Contract type: Temporary (1-3 years)
Qualification: PhD Salary: SEK 36,080 (for 2015) Location: Stockholm, Swedish Institute of International Affairs Closing date: Monday 2 February 2015
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska institutet, or UI for short) is looking for Researchers, preferably at the postdoc level. Temporary positions are open for applications in the following two themes:
1. Great Power Relations
We will consider applications on all aspects of contemporary great power politics, for example relations between the United States, Russia, the European Union, and China, as well as other “rising”, “declining” or “perpetuating” powers. Specific themes of particular interest are global power shifts, the return of geopolitics and neo-imperialism, and how great powers manage the clash between forces of globalization and fragmentation. Critical studies of great power practices and discourses are also welcome.
2. The Middle East
We will consider applications on all aspects of contemporary Middle East politics and security, for example the Israel/Palestine conflict, relations among states in the Middle East and the rise of the Islamic State and other violent groups. Of interest are also the role of civil society, trade, development, human rights, and transnational relations. Regional dynamics are of particular interest, including relations between international and domestic actors.
Please see the attached file for further particulars.