Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Informal Urbanism
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
$69,148 – 93,830 p.a. pro rata (*Level A PhD entry level $87,415 p.a.)
plus 9.5% superannuation
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will have responsibility for research project development, publication and engagement on research projects conducted within the new Informal Urbanism Research Hub (InfUr-). The Hub will bring together a range of researchers and PhD students from all disciplines of the Faculty with a focus on self-organised urbanism across six overlapping topic areas: informal settlements, citizen-driven planning, informal trading, informal transport, tactical urbanism and informal architecture. The Hub will generate new knowledge on the role of urban informality in the creative production of urban spaces and codes of governance, by providing better understanding of the legitimacy, logic and resilient capacities embodied in self-organised urbanism. The Hub, led by Professor Kim Dovey and Dr Crystal Legacy is one of five research Hubs operating within the Faculty and is initially comprised of 17 academic members and a range of PostDocs and PhD students. The primary goals of the Hub are to build research funding and capacity within these fields, leading to global impact through both publication and engagement.
The Research Fellow will be expected to develop and work to a research plan in collaboration with Hub directors, on topics that range across the topic areas encompassed by the Hub. Responsibilities will include grant and manuscript writing, database development and administration support for the Hub Directors. The appointee will also be required to develop new research projects in collaboration with Hub members and industry partners. The appointee will actively participate in public engagement events to promote collaboration and build research capacity. They will also work to progress a policy agenda relevant to informal urbanism with relevant government departments and stakeholders.
Close date: 11 Jun 2018
Position Description and Selection Criteria
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