Part-time Researcher in Urban Studies (2 posts)

The Centre on Migration, Policy and society (COMPAS) is seeking to appoint two part time (18.75 hours) researchers on an 18 month fixed term contracts, based on the Banbury Road as part of the Urban Transformations team.

The ESRC Urban Transformations programme which is based at COMPAS runs a major programme of research for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It aims to organise and work with existing and new ESRC investments to maximise the knowledge exchange between ESRC funded research, urban research nationally, relevant policy communities and the general public.

You will be working on urban studies with a particular focus on cities of the global south.  As a member of the Urban Transformation team, you will develop a programme of knowledge exchange activities linking Newton funded ESRC cities research projects in Brazil, China, South Africa and possibly India. You will be responsible for managing your own academic research and administrative activities, which involves small scale project management and co-ordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. Significant contribution from you will include supporting the work of the Urban Transformations web platform as well as qualitative and quantitative data analysis across the ESRC projects.To be successful, you must hold a PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience and have great communication skills along with research knowledge of cities in the global south. You should be able to demonstrate knowledge of key policy issues in international debates on the future of cities. Experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project and knowledge of and / or experience of working with the UN agency Habitat and other NGOs addressing the processes of development and urban change is desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 22 January 2016.

For further details and to apply visit the University’s job pages and search by vacancy ID 121549

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford
Grade 7: Salary in the range £30,738 – £31,656 p.a. (pro rata)
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