This position is for a postdoctoral scholar who will collaborate in the project on “Police Use of Deadly Force in Democracies: the Philippines and Brazil”, financially supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
You will implement the case study on lethal police violence in Brazil, with a focus on patterns of and explanations for spatial and temporal variation on the state-level.
Your responsibilities include:
Research and analysis of state-level data on lethal police violence in Brazil;
extended field research in several Brazilian states with a specific focus on state-level political determinants of police use of deadly force (role of state governors; penal populism);
participation in the work of the research department and publication activities for PRIF’s current research program “Coercion and Peace”, in particular with regard to intra-state conflict-dynamics;
development of the Institute’s national and international networks.
In addition, we expect willingness to cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis and to communicate research results to the political and social public as well as participation in the committees of PRIF’s self-administration.
Please send your application documents including a motivation letter, a complete CV, certificates and one or two informative samples of your work by September 15, 2020 via e-mail to bewerber(at)hsfk.de. Please include the position code “4.Brazil”. Unfortunately, application expenses cannot be reimbursed
The applicant should fulfill the following requirements:
At least a very good doctorate in political science, sociology or another relevant discipline;
proven research on political violence and research experience in Brazil;
good knowledge of current academic debates in this topic area;
good knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative social science methods;
In the case of equal qualification, applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference.
Internal Number: 4.Brazil
About Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
PRIF is the largest independent research institute in Germany focusing on peace and conflict studies (and the only institute with this focus in the Leibniz community). Furthermore, it is also the only research institute that combines basic with policy oriented analyses and political consultancy, following the Leibniz mission of “theoria cum praxi”. PRIF’s work is devoted to contributing to cutting edge research in its research domain of peace and conflict studies utilizing multi-disciplinary approaches (political science, anthropology, nuclear physics, sociology, law and history). PRIF aims to translate these contributions into policy-relevant advice but also conducts immediately policy oriented analyses when needed.