Post-doctoral Research Associate

Open University - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development and Geography

Temporary contract until 31 March 2019

Applications are invited for one Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geography at the Open University. The RA will work under the supervision of Parvati Raghuram and Bart Rienties on the ESRC funded project Facilitating equitable access and quality education for development: South African International Distance Education. Other project members include Clare Madge (University of Leicester), Ashley Gunter and Paul Prinsloo (University of South Africa).

You should have a PhD in Human Geography, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Education, Development Studies or associated fields. You will have some knowledge of some of the following: migration, race, development, and international education, distance education, online methods, South Africa, global South. The ability to travel to the study countries if required is a pre-requisite.

For informal enquiries, please contact Parvati Raghuram on +44 (0)1908 655370 or email, Clare Madge on +44 (0)1116 2523643 or email or Bart Rienties on +44 (0)1908 332671 or email

For detailed information and how to apply please click the apply button below

Closing date: Noon, 30 September 2017

Interview date: Late October / early November 2017

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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