Research Associate in the Department of European and International Studies

King’s College London

King’s College London with its 200 years of heritage is recognised today as a world-leading research university, ranked 7th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We understand the need to turn original thinking into everyday application, encouraging curiosity to develop work that makes an impact on society and global issues. Great names from King’s are continuing to change the world.

Applications are invited to work on the INFOCORE ( project in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator at King’s College London. The project’s aim is to investigate the role(s) that media play in the emergence or prevention, the escalation or de-escalation, the management resolution and reconciliation of violent conflict. The researcher will have a PhD awarded, or submitted, in the area of international relations, political communication or related disciplines, ideally with a topic involving intelligence, media and European foreign policy. The successful candidate will conduct research on the role of NGOs and media as providers of knowledge about impending or current conflicts, and the use of this knowledge by EU member states and institutions. Moreover, the post-holder will contribute to the analysis by other members of the INFOCORE team and potentially conduct a small number of follow-up interviews with practitioners such as journalists, officials, politicians. Working knowledge of French and experience of conducting interviews would be desirable but not essential for this role as well as the ability to work to deadlines and within a multi-national team of researchers located across Europe. The candidate is expected to publish in high-quality journals and contribute to joint-project publications.

Located in the heart of London, King’s is the hub of a global network of strong academic connections and collaboration, with prestigious international partnerships within and across disciplines – scientific and medical, social and creative. King’s is investing in the highest calibre of talent to drive the university forward to achieve its greatest potential. The very best from the United Kingdom and across the globe are invited to join King’s. We are looking for a strong commitment to teaching, to push the boundaries of knowledge, influence the future and create a lasting impact.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 11 January 2016

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

Please contact: Christoph Meyer on or

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