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Peace Accords Matrix Post-Doctoral Associate

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN United States

Peace Accords Matrix Post-Doctoral Associate


University of Notre Dame


The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Peace Accords Matrix Post-Doctoral Associate.


Applications will be accepted until 3/1/2021.


Background and Motivation

The Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) program at the Keough School of Global Affair's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is a unique source of qualitative and quantitative longitudinal data on the implementation of comprehensive peace agreements negotiated since 1989. Composed of researchers and practitioners seeking to promote and facilitate a higher order of integration between these domains, PAM pioneers innovations in peace-process research and real-time monitoring of peace agreement implementation. One of PAM's central features is the Barometer Initiative in Colombia, which is entrusted with the responsibility for real-time technical support and monitoring of the implementation of the 2016 Colombian Peace Accord.

With the goal of engaging in new peace processes and expanding its impact on the policy world, PAM seeks a person to help bridge research, policy, and practice about peace accord implementation and make PAM's knowledge more relevant and pertinent to policy makers.


The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the PAM Director, Josefina Echavarria Alvarez, and in close association with the PAM team, including researchers, managers and particularly with the communications specialists. This position is based at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, but consideration will be given to candidates desiring remote work.


Essential Duties

PAM seeks a person who has a deep understanding of the global policy community of peacemakers and peacebuilders, their roles, functions, needs, and orientation in order to communicate with them, influence them and increase the relevance of PAM's work. The successful candidate will:


• Produce policy-relevant research products (including policy reports and briefs), drawing on PAM's experience and research, incorporating but not limited to the PAM's work in monitoring the Colombian peace agreement in real time since 2016


• Contribute to relationship building with current and potential benefactors and donors.


Minimum Qualifications:


Required Qualifications

• a Ph.D. in political science, sociology, peace studies, economics, or another relevant discipline, with research interests related to evidence-based policy research, inclusive and participatory peace processes, and mediation and global affairs

• knowledge-management experience in the peacebuilding sector and deep understanding of the research products that policy makers in that sector find useful

• demonstrated experience writing evidence-based, policy-relevant reports and briefs

• demonstrated data analysis and interpretation skills

• proficiency in both English and Spanish


Preferred Qualifications:


Preferred Qualifications

• multicultural background, international experience, and/or demonstrated interest in global affairs and human development



The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!


This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at


Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).



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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Doctorate Required
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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