Research Associate

University of Sheffield - Department of Geography

Contract Type: Fixed-term for a period of 2 years
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

As one of the largest Geography departments in the UK, the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield has a vibrant community of undergraduates, postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers. The department enjoys a long-standing international reputation for academic research led by staff who are passionate about exploring and teaching on some of the biggest issues facing the world today.

The postholder will work on a project to investigate green governmentality ("greenmentality") in ecotourism, carbon forestry and climate-smart agriculture and reactions from below in selected cases from East Africa and India. You will work under the direction of Professor Frances Cleaver to assist in delivering the University of Sheffield element of the project.

During the project, you will undertake case study selection; production of an annotated bibliography; submit papers for publication; produce social media content; write up case studies and deliver presentations at conferences.

You will be expected to plan and execute field work in Tanzania for a period of two months each year, which may be split into shorter visits.

The post holder will have PhD in Geography, Development Studies or a related discipline, relevant to the subject of this research project and experience of undertaking and managing research field work in the global south. Proven knowledge of collaborating with partners and local stakeholders and a track record of producing high quality publications from research is essential. Knowledge of Tanzania/East Africa and ability to speak Swahili is desirable.

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