United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: 5x Research Fellow – GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

Organization: University of Glasgow
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 03 Jan 2018

The new GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) is currently looking for five research fellows to join their team at the University of Glasgow**.**

SHLC is one of the 37 major projects funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Research Councils UK (RCUK). GCRF aims to build upon research knowledge in the UK, and strengthen research capacity overseas, to help address challenges in the developing countries.

SHLC will conduct comparative studies of urbanisation and the formation and differentiation of neighbourhoods in cities in order to address the challenges associated with large-scale rural-to-urban migration in Africa and Asia. The Centre, based at Glasgow, has eight international partners in South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, India, Bangladesh, China and the Philippines.

These jobs require expert knowledge in the areas of education, health, or urban studies in relation to developing countries from the perspective of development studies, human geography, urban planning, urban studies, migration, public policy or other relevant social science disciplines. Specifically, we expect each of the five posts to contribute specialist knowledge to the Centre in at least one of the following areas:

  • Cities, urbanisation and urban development in Africa, South Asia and/or East Asia
  • Education policy research and provision in developing countries
  • Health policy research and health facility provision in developing countries
  • Quantitative research and analytical skills including social survey, spatial analysis, GIS, Big Data.
  • Qualitative research and analytical skills and methods

These posts will be based at the College of Social Sciences at Glasgow. The fellows will join a community of more than 50 researchers across international partner institutions and the post will require travel throughout the project.

For information queries please contact Professor Ya Ping Wang (YaPing.Wang@glasgow.ac.uk) or Gail Wilson (Gail.Wilson@glasgow.ac.uk) Centre Senior Business Manage.

How to apply:

For further information and to apply online, please visit: http://bit.ly/SHLCjobs.

Closing Date: 3 January 2018.