LabEx Postdoctoral Position for Strengthening Urban Policy Mobility, 2016

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LabEx DynamiTe invites applications for a postdoctoral position to undertake a research project on “The International Circulation of Urban Policies and the Making of Contemporary Cities: Safety and “Sustainable” Urban Planning in Southern Cities. Host laboratories are PRODIG (Pôle de Recherche pour l’Organisation et la Diffusion de l’Information Géographique – UMR 8586) (2 rue Valette – 75005 Paris).

The research objective is to explore how public action is currently built through interactions between different types of stakeholders (public, private and community-based) at different scales (local, national and international) and the circulation, borrowing, adaptation or hybridization of practices or standards.

This post-doctoral position is part of the Seminar on “Circulation of Urban References and Local Assemblages” and aims at strengthening the emerging field of “Urban Policy Mobility” by studying the circulation and local anchorage of urban policy “models” in South Africa, where the research will benefit from a partnership with the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town and its ties with socio-economic stakeholders.

Applicant should have excellent command of both written and spoken English.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a PhD degree, preferably in geography or urban studies or other social sciences (anthropology, sociology, political science);

English Language Requirement: Applicant should have excellent command of both written and spoken English.

Nationality:

 International citizens can apply for this position.

Where this scholarship can be taken?:

Based on qualitative research methods (interviews, group meetings), the post-doctoral research will be organized around a four-month field work in Cape Town.

What is the study subject?:

Position is available for “The International Circulation of Urban Policies and the Making of Contemporary Cities: Safety and “Sustainable” Urban Planning in Southern Cities”

The necessary course level:

Position is open for postdoctoral researchers to undertake a research project.

How much is the scholarship award?:

Applicant will receive approximately € 2324 as net monthly remuneration.

How to apply this scholarship?:

The application must be submitted electronically by application form. It must demonstrate that the candidate fulfils the requirements indicated in the position profile (specified tasks and skills).

Find the application form in: View form

Deadline: The deadline for the submission of applications is 4th May 2016 (inclusive).

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