Fwd: Seven new posts at Aberystywth
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From: Jenny Edkins <jennyedkins@...>
Date: Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 7:05 AM
Subject: Seven new posts at Aberystywth
We have seven new posts at reader/senior lecturer/lecturer level in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth. The posts are in the following five areas:
1. International politics and the cyber dimension (two posts)
As part of a strategy to develop its position in the study of the growing effect of information, communication, and cyber technologies upon contemporary international politics, the Department is making two new appointments in the area. While the remit is expansive in scope, it is envisaged that applicants will have specialist research interests either in the theory and analysis of the internet’s architecture, operation and usage as a transnational socio-economic-political-phenomenon; or in the emergence and development of cyberspace as a threat to international peace and security, and consequently as a new domain in strategic studies; or both. It is expected that the two posts will form the core of a pioneering centre analysing the scope, principles and conceptual aspects of digital era power. Accordingly, it is envisaged that these appointments will operate as a collaborative asset which will generate both a high profile teaching and research presence in the field, and a capacity to secure research grants and develop other income streams.
2. International politics of Resource Strain
The Department is making an appointment whose main focus will be the political and ethical consequences of resource strain in regional or global contexts. Following on from the Department’s recent initiatives in food and water security, this post seeks to strengthen our portfolio either in respect to the current food and water profile; or into an altogether different field related to the generic themes of resource scarcity and distribution. It is expected that the successful applicant will have a sophisticated grasp of the overarching themes and debates in the general field, an engagement with issues relating to international governance, and specialist knowledge of a particular region.
3. International Politics of Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Peace-Building and Transitional Justice (two posts)
The Department is making two appointments in the general areas of post-conflict reconstruction, peace-building and transitional justice. The categories are conceived in broad conceptual terms but there is an expectation that successful applicants will have some experience either in the policy dilemmas and governance issues pertaining to these sectors; or in the technical, political and ethical challenges of fieldwork and operational activities; or both. It is envisaged that these appointments will operate as a collaborative asset which will generate both a high profile teaching and research presence in the field, and a capacity to compete for substantial funding awards from international organizations, government agencies, NGOs and research councils.
4. International Politics of Newly Emergent Powers and the Global Order
The Department is making an appointment whose main focus will be the rise of newly emergent powers – most notably the composite category of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) - within the global order. It is expected that the successful applicant will possess an ability to connect core theoretical approaches and analytical techniques in international relations to this new phenomenon in the international system. The appointee will possess an in-depth knowledge of at least one of these constituent countries, as the basis for developing broader international and comparative analyses and for taking account of the origins and implications of their rise to prominence.
5. International Politics and Intelligence Studies
The Department is making an appointment in the field of intelligence. The successful applicant will make a major contribution to the development of intelligence studies at Aberystwyth, and to consolidating and extending the work of the Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies. The Department welcomes candidates with expertise in any area of intelligence studies, including contemporary history, policy-making, ethics and cultural representations.
For full details (Closing Date: 26 March 2012) see http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/hr/jobs/vacancies/
Annick T.R. Wibben, Ph.D.
Chair, B.A. International Studies
Associate Professor, Politics
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Author of Feminist Security Studies: A narrative approach (Routledge, 2011):