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Current vacancies in the Department

Cambridge ERC IMAGINE PhD Studentship 2020

Cross-border indigenous identities and active volcanism in Chile and Argentina

The University of Cambridge ERC project, IMAGINE: Geographical imaginations and the (geo)politics of volcanic risk: cultures, knowledges, actions, based in the Department of Geography, is pleased to offer an interdisciplinary studentship available for admission in October 2020.

The studentship is fully funded for UK and EU students for 3 years. Applicants should have a Master's degree in a relevant subject before the programme starts. The student will be supervised by Dr Amy Donovan.

The student will acquire a unique set of skills that will equip them for high-profile careers as leading social scientists, in academia or in other government, industrial, commercial and third sector organisations, either in the UK or elsewhere.

All Cambridge ERC studentship applicants follow the University's standard admission process. Applications for this studentship should be made to the Department of Geography. Please go to our Graduate Admissions Portal to start your application and ensure you indicate that you wish to be considered for funding in the Funding section of the online application form. NB: The full title of the studentship must be stated in your application

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Please quote reference LC21626 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Cambridge ESRC DTP Interdisciplinary Studentship

Cambridge ESRC DTP Interdisciplinary Studentship 2020: Entrepreneurial infrastructure in the off-grid city: water and energy entrepreneurship in Ghana and South Africa

The University of Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership [DTP] is pleased to offer an interdisciplinary studentship available for admission in October 2020.

The studentship will be a one-year masters (MPhil Geographical Research) followed by three-year doctoral programme and will be co-supervised by Dr Charlotte Lemanski (Department of Geography) and Prof Jaideep Prabhu (Judge Business School).

DTP students will acquire a unique set of skills that will equip them for high-profile careers as leading social scientists, in academia or in other government, industrial, commercial and third sector organisations, either in the UK or elsewhere.

All Cambridge ESRC DTP applicants follow the University's standard admission process. Applications for this studentship should be made to the Department of Geography. Please go to our Graduate Admissions Portal to start your application and ensure you indicate that you wish to be considered for funding in the Funding section of the online application form. NB: The full title of the studentship must be stated in your application

Please quote reference LC21429 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Cambridge ESRC DTP Studentship

Cambridge ESRC DTP Knowledge Exchange Studentship 2020: Characteristics, expectations and aspirations for work amongst marginalised young people in low- and middle-income countries.

The University of Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership [DTP], in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, is pleased to offer a studentship available for admission in October 2020 in the Department of Geography. This studentship is fully funded.

The studentship is open as either a one-year masters followed by three-year doctoral programme or a three-year doctoral programme. Suitable Masters level qualifications are required should a student wish to enter at the PhD level. The project will be co-supervised by Dr. Anna Barford (Department of Geography), Professor Bhaskar Vira (Department of Geography), Professor Niall O'Higgins (ILO), and Dr. Adam Coutts (Department of Sociology), with additional supervisory support offered by Dr. Brendan Burchell (Department of Sociology). The project sits within the Infrastructural Geographies Thematic Research Group in the Department of Geography.

ESRC DTP students will acquire a unique set of skills that will equip them for high-profile careers as leading social scientists, in academia or in other government, industrial, commercial and third sector organisations, either in the UK or elsewhere. Specifically, this graduate programme involves periodic placements at the ILO, primarily in Geneva, overseen by Professor Niall O'Higgins.

Applications are encouraged from students with undergraduate degrees in subjects including (but not limited to) Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Politics, Law, and History.

All Cambridge ESRC DTP applicants follow the University's standard admission process. Applications for this studentship should be made to the Department of Geography. Please go to our Graduate Admissions Portal to start your application and ensure you indicate that you wish to be considered for funding in the Funding section of the online application form. NB: The full title of the studentship must be stated in your application

Please quote reference LC21427 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

Salary: £32,816-£40,322.

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research associates in Urban Ecologies: governing nonhuman life in global cities, funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Horizon 2020 Starting Grant. This interdisciplinary project examines how the urban is governed by regulating nonhuman life. It draws on ethnographic and ecological modes of inquiry to develop more-than-human approaches to urban infrastructure, metabolism, biopolitics and everyday life in the city.

The project is comparative, with an empirical focus on metropolitan ecologies in India (New Delhi, Guwahati) and the UK (London). We are seeking to recruit two Postdoctoral Research Associates. One will primarily focus on urban natures, and the other will examine questions of urban metabolism and health.

The researchers will be based at the University of Cambridge and will conduct ethnographic and ecological fieldwork in London, besides contributing to understandings of urban ecological controversies. Candidates will be encouraged to develop their own projects within this wider framework.

Eligible candidates must have a PhD in the social sciences (human geography, anthropology, sociology or a cognate field), architecture, environmental/ecological sciences or relevant discipline. Those with an interest in posthumanism and more-than-human geographies of heath and metabolism, are especially encouraged to apply.

The post will be supervised by Dr Maan Barua and will be based in the Vital Geographies and Infrastructural Geographies Research Groups at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

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Please quote reference LC21369 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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