Applications now open for eight postdoctoral research fellowships at ACRC

Sep 2, 2021

Do you have a commitment to driving positive urban change in African cities? Do you have a PhD in a relevant field, or are you close to completing one? Read on to find out more about our postdoctoral fellowships and how to apply…

The African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) is offering up to eight 18-month postdoctoral awards for early career scholars interested in engaging with the consortium and its research on the political economy of integrated urban development in 13 African cities.

Funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the consortium is led by the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester. Over the next six years, ACRC will conduct policy-oriented research in some of Africa’s fastest growing urban areas, to generate new evidence to catalyse integrated, sustainable and inclusive approaches to urban development.

These eight fellowships offer the opportunity for outstanding individuals to make a significant contribution to the work of this exciting international research programme.

You will need to have been awarded (or be very close to completing) a relevant PhD focused on urban development in Africa and/or on the use of political economy approaches to analyse relevant development challenges in Africa, although direct experience of working in one of the 13 focus cities will not be necessary.

Successful applicants will be based with one of our partners and work with ACRC teams to research critical challenges preventing poverty reduction, social inclusion, economic development and environmental sustainability in African cities.

Depending on your research area, you are also likely to have the opportunity to spend time with other partners in Africa. In addition, you will become part of a peer group of ACRC postdocs, for which a number of joint activities and events will be organised.

To find out more and apply, please see the full listing via The University of Manchester’s job portal.

Deadline: Friday 1 October

Informal inquiries may be made to ACRC’s CEO Professor Diana Mitlin or Deputy CEO Professor Samuel Hickey.

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