Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Senior Research Associate in Social Sciences

Posted: 3/28/2017 (Employment)

The Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST), a multidisciplinary research center in the University of Chicago’s Social Sciences Division, invites applications for a full-time Senior Research Associate.

CPOST is an international security affairs research institute at the University of Chicago. Founded in 2004 by Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, CPOST is best known for creating and maintaining the most comprehensive and transparent suicide attack database available. Since its creation, it has expanded beyond terrorism to research counter-intuitive policy-relevant solutions to security situations around the globe.

The Senior Research Associate (SRA) will hold an academic research appointment in CPOST and will oversee a research team examining the Islamic State’s propaganda activities. Funded by a multi-year grant from the Department of Defense Minerva Initiative, the Minerva Martyr Video Project is a first of its kind to combine insights from political science and psychology/neuro-science to gain insights on the neuro and sociological construction of martyrdom. Under the center’s director, the SRA will make significant contributions to the project’s design and methodology as well as the supervision and training of a team of student and professional researchers. Under supervision of CPOST’s faculty leadership, the SRA will oversee data collection, evaluation, and analysis, write reports, articles, and manuscripts and conduct literature reviews. The SRA will also present research findings at meetings and conferences, as well as to funding agencies.

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Deadline: 04/03/2017

Location: University of Chicago