5 Research posts at the Global Centre for Sustainable Healthy Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

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I’m delighted to let you know that the job advert for the SHLC Research Fellow posts here at the University of Glasgow are now live!

Job Details: Research Fellow

Reference Number: 019448
Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
College / Service: COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Department: SCHOOL OF SOCIAL & POLITICAL SCIENCES
Job Family: Research And Teaching
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: £34,520 - £38,833

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to the newly funded GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC).

SHLC is one of the 37 major projects funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Research Councils UK Collective Fund, which aims to build upon research knowledge in the UK, and strengthen capacity overseas, to help address challenges in the developing countries (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/170721/). 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; and to strengthen research capacity among urban researchers, government officials and policy makers in the public and private sectors both in the UK and in developing countries. The Centre, based at Glasgow, has eight international partners in South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, India, Bangladesh, China and the Philippines. The Centre’s research programme will involve neighbourhood level analysis in 14 case study cities located in these countries.

The jobs require expert knowledge in the areas of education, health, or urban studies in relation to developing countries from the perspective of development studies, geography, urban planning, urban studies, migration, public policy, economics or another relevant social science discipline.

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 and provision in developing countries
  • Health policies and health provision in developing countries
  • Quantitative research and analytical skills including social survey, spatial analysis, GIS, Big Data
  • Qualitative research and analytical skills and methods

The post-holders will also contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

The jobs will be based in one of the world’s leading urban research centre at University of Glasgow but will require travel to case study cities in Africa and Asia and elsewhere to work with our international partners as required by the project to conduct joint research works with international partners. The post-holders are expected to become next generation research leaders in this important area.
 



Full details: https://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_glasgow01.asp?newms=jj&id=93815&newlang=1

Closing date is 13 December 2017

Gail Wilson | Senior Business Manager
GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC)
School of Social & Political Sciences
University of Glasgow
25-29 Bute Gardens | Glasgow | G12 8RS

t    +44 (0)141 330 3892
e   gail.wilson@glasgow.ac.uk
www.glasgow.ac.uk

 

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