Postdoctoral Fellow - Human Rights and Transitional Justice
- Harvard University
- Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Category: Admin-Human Resources
- Posting Date: 09/08/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
|Title||Postdoctoral Fellow - Human Rights and Transitional Justice|
|School||Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health|
|Department/Area||Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) in the Department of Global Health and Population (GHP)|
The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is a university-wide academic and research center in humanitarian crisis and leadership. HHI is based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) Department of Global Health and Population and is an affiliated program with the International Division of the Brigham Health Emergency Department . As an Inter-Faculty Initiative, HHI collaborates closely with all Harvard Schools and Harvard Teaching Hospitals and is the primary humanitarian outreach arm of Harvard University. The mission of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is to create new knowledge and advance evidence-based leadership in disasters and humanitarian crisis. HHI was founded in 2005, currently operates 20 projects, and consists of 60 staff, faculty, visiting scientists, students, and collaborators. HHI’s aim is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue in pressing humanitarian issues, advance the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide, and improve the lives of communities in war, conflict, and natural disasters.
About the Position
HHI is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in human rights and transitional justice (TJ) with strong analytical and statistical skills. This one-year fellowship is expected to begin on or around January 1, 2022 with the possibility of extension.
The fellow will work with Prof. Phuong Pham and Prof. Patrick Vinck at HHI and a joint Harvard-Tulane program, Transitional Justice Evaluation Tools (TJET), evaluating the effectiveness of transitional justice policies such as prosecutions, truth commissions, reparations, and vetting and lustration. The data and evidence generated by this project will serve to design better policy to address the complex needs of survivors of violence and conflict for accountability, with particular emphasis on the need to prevent, respond to, and end impunity for sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and mass atrocity. The grant focuses on the following case countries: Cambodia, Central African Republic, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Iraq, Mali, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Myanmar. The fellow will report to Prof. Pham and Prof. Vinck.
The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to work in collaboration HHI lead faculty to:
Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, but expected to be in Fall 2021, the interview process and fellowship opportunity will take place virtually—including remote onboarding and remote work.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should apply via the Harvard Academic Positions system.
Administrative questions regarding this position can be sent to Tanya Shpigel. Please include Transitional Justice Postdoc: YOUR NAME in the subject line.
|Equal Opportunity Employer||
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
|Minimum Number of References Required||3|
|Maximum Number of References Allowed||3|