The Mershon Center for International Security Studies (https://mershoncenter.osu.edu) within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks three two-year Postdoctoral Researchers to contribute to one of three research clusters; Recovering from Violence, Security and Governance or American Foreign and Military Policy. Cluster descriptions are included below. Successful applicants may come from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, communications, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, public affairs/administration, public policy, sociology, and other disciplines that engage international security broadly conceived. Successful applicants will be expected to devote up to 20 hours per week to cluster-related activities. Postdoctoral scholars will be mentored and supported in pursuing their individual research agendas during their remaining time. Responsibilities to the research cluster may include coordinating and supporting cluster research activities as well as opportunities to collaborate on cluster projects. The two-year term begins July 1, 2020. Recovering from Violence: The collapse of societies in the wake of civil violence, international intervention, or war has become one of the most critical issues in international, national, and human security over the past two decades. The Recovering from Violence research cluster seeks to contribute to research and practice geared toward addressing these challenges. We plan to focus on transitional justice and the ways that it intersects with conflict stabilization, human rights, development, collective memory, displacement, psychosocial wellbeing, peacebuilding, and reconciliation — guided by our firm belief that the impacts of violence are multigenerational and interconnected. Our goal is to create a dynamic interdisciplinary forum for sharing knowledge and practices related to the recovery of societies from war and political violence. Security and Governance: Good governance, democratic decision-making, rule of law, and stability and viability of international institutions and organizations have all become highly contested dimensions of international, national, and human security. The rise of
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