Martti Ahtisaari Academy Professorship in Peace Research and International Conflict Management


The Academy of Finland invites applications for a full-time, five-year Martti Ahtisaari Academy Professorship in Peace Research and International Conflict Management. The Academy Professorship is available to researchers of all disciplines and can cover a variety of themes, including but not limited to:

  • the economic, historical and societal causes of conflicts
  • conflict prevention, mediation and resolution
  • peace mediation
  • the political, ethnic and religious factors influencing conflict management
  • intercultural dialogue and understanding.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of internationally leading-edge research and an ability to contribute to the progress of the field and the development of creative conditions for research. The tasks include pursuing a set plan, heading a team and providing supervision to junior researchers.

The work of the Academy Professor will further Finnish research, support Finnish society or contribute to international cooperation. When applying, candidates shall seek a commitment from a Finnish university or research institute to be employed there upon appointment. The Academy Professor and the university or institute agree among themselves where the research will be carried out. In the interests of strengthening research in the field, the Academy would like to have most of the work done in Finland.

The Martti Ahtisaari Academy Professorship is for a maximum of five years, starting 1 January 2013 at the earliest and 1 July 2013 at the latest. The Academy funding will be paid towards a salary equivalent to EUR 8,350 per month. Additional funding may be available for costs relating to the research, the research team, international cooperation and mobility.

The deadline for letters of intent is 26 March 2012 at 16.15 Finnish local time. To apply, go to . Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a full application.

Further details are available at

Academy of Finland Communications
Communications Specialist Vesa Varpula
tel. +358 9 7748 8458

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