The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Researcher to lead our climate research portfolio. The Senior Researcher will be responsible for shaping the Institute’s climate research agenda and producing cutting-edge research and analysis that responds to the challenges and opportunities found at the intersection of gender, climate, and security issues. Reporting to the Director of Research and working closely with the Executive and Managing Directors, the Senior Researcher will envision, craft, and execute climate-related research projects and disseminate findings through academic, policy, and practitioner communities. The Senior Researcher will also be responsible for developing and teaching a graduate course on gender, climate, and security as part of the Institute’s graduate certificate program.
The ideal candidate will have substantive expertise and research experience on the gendered impacts of climate change, particularly in conflict-affected and fragile contexts. Knowledge of climate security, environmental peacebuilding, and international climate policy and diplomacy is highly desired. Candidates should also have working knowledge of relevant U.S. and international policy frameworks, including the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, National Action Plans on WPS, Sustainable Development Goals, US Global Fragility Act etc.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. and experience with mixed methods research design and intersectional gender analysis; fieldwork experience is a plus. Demonstrated ability to write for policy audiences is required, in addition to a track record of academic and scholarly publications. Experience managing research projects and budgets, supervising junior staff and students, and engaging with policy, practitioner, and academic communities is essential. Candidates with experience developing curricula and a record of teaching at undergraduate or graduate levels will are preferred.
Duties and responsibilities of the Senior Researcher include, but are not limited to:
Informing Policy and Practice
Supervision & Project Management
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