5 year Research Fellow on CRITICAL URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS @University of Leeds

The School of Geography, University of Leeds, is recruiting a 5 year Research Fellow (leading to an Associate Professor contract) on CRITICAL URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS. This is part of a University-wide scheme to recruit 250 internationally leading researchers by 2017. More information on the post, how to apply and the scheme below. Contact Sara Gonzalez for informal enquiries: s.gonzalez@leeds.ac.uk


Cities are where a growing majority of the world’s population now lives and are thus emerging as a crucial research nexus for addressing the interconnected challenge of achieving social, ecological and economic justice.  In response, the Fellow will develop an international research agenda that provides important new insights into critical urban transformations: that is, the critical study of initiatives which have the potential to deliver urban justice at different scales.  You will join colleagues in the Cities and Social Justice research cluster, which has an international reputation for critical urban research that is global in outlook and locally rooted through scholar-activist research methodologies.  You will also become part of a wider multidisciplinary team within the university-wide “Cities” theme.

You will be expected to contribute high quality publications and lead on the submission of substantial individual or team research grants and will also play a key role in teaching.  You will also be expected to contribute to deepening the university’s relationships with external partners including policy makers, public and voluntary sector bodies, and grassroots organisations, producing public scholarship that has real social impact.

You will have significant proven research experience within a field relevant to the study of “critical urban transformations”; a commitment to critical scholarship and socially engaged research; an ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and a clear and compelling vision for personal and collective academic development.

Enquiries can be made to Dr Sara Gonzalez, email: s.gonzalez@leeds.ac.uk. APPLY HERE: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=2729&forced=1