The application process for three Postdoctoral Research Associates on an Urban Density project is now open on the Durham University website (https://recruitment.durham.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=012908). Each postdoc is a full-time 3 year post. The deadline for applications is 16th May (12 noon GMT), and the plan is for the postdocs to be in place by September 1st 2018.
The project is funded through the European Research Council’s (ERC) Consolidator scheme – a short description is available here. It aims to develop a fresh approach to an enduring and central element of the city and urban life. It will examine how high urban densities – or ‘intensities’ -are lived and perceived in Asian cities, focusing on Mumbai, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Manila and Tokyo. In doing so, the project will explore several themes that cut-across different sites in urban Asia: urban markets, waste and informality, urban mobility, vertical densities, and ways of seeing and knowing intensity.
Detailed information on the roles, project, and what we’re looking for in applicants is provided on the application website (https://recruitment.durham.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=012908).
Please do let your colleagues and friends know about the opportunity! I’m keen to talk to interested applicants and to answer questions (email me in the first instance on firstname.lastname@example.org). The start of the recruitment process is an exciting moment and I’m really looking forward to getting into the project with new colleagues!