Professor in Humanitarian Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva)
Here's a recently posted job in Geneva that should be of interest for frequent readers of this blog. The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, a recent posting explains,
invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Full Professor of Humanitarian Studies with a specialisation in the analysis of armed conflict starting on September 1, 2016 or a mutually agreed-upon date. Candidates – men or women – must be knowledgeable in humanitarian studies, an interdisciplinary field that is concerned with the origin and evolution of humanitarian crises, their impact on affected individuals, institutions and societies, as well as the responses that they trigger at local, national and international levels.
Candidates should have a specialisation on armed conflict, with an emphasis on the humanitarian consequences and responses thereto. They must have a strong analytical background, including knowledge of field research techniques and a demonstrated research track-record. Fieldwork is a plus. Candidates must hold a PhD in anthropology, sociology, political science or international relations, and have university-level and executive teaching experience. They must have an ability for collaborative work with colleagues from other disciplines and from the humanitarian sector.
The selected candidate is expected to teach graduate students in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary programmes as well as to engage in executive education for humanitarian professionals. She/he will supervise master's and doctoral theses.
The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful candidate is expected to acquire at least a passive knowledge of it within two years of being hired.
The position implies 50% work at the Graduate Institute proper, and 50% work at the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint centre of the Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva.
The Institute reserves the right to fill this position by invitation at any time.