Research Associate

University College London - UCL Bartlett School of Planning

The Bartlett School of Planning ( is one of the world's leading research-led planning schools. The School possesses an international reputation as a centre of academic excellence in research, teaching, and policy and practice interaction within the broad planning arena. We possess an internationally diverse staff and student profile and offer a creative environment within which to study planning. Located within the heart of one of the world's greatest cities, the School's research and teaching opportunities provide a unique laboratory for knowledge creation, rich in academic, cultural and social diversity.

The Bartlett School of Planning seeks to appoint a Research Associate with a background in Planning, Geography or an appropriate relevant discipline. The appointed researcher will be required to work closely with the project PI (Prof. Fulong Wu) and CIs (Prof. Nick Gallent and Dr. Fangzhu Zhang) to examine the financialisation of urban development (housing, land and infrastructure) in China and assess the associated financial risks to China. The research aims to provide a deeper understanding of the financialisation process, financing Chinese economic growth and urban development and its current transformation at multiple scales. It also examines household behaviour in financing housing consumption; financing for housing and land development projects; and infrastructure financing alongside the macroeconomic implications of financialisation more generally.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD (or having the equivalent experience). If this is not the case, the initial appointment will be at Grade 6B (£30,316 - £31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of PhD thesis.

The post will be for 18 months starting 1st January 2018 until 30th June 2019.

The successful candidates will be expected to make a full contribution to the School's educational mission. Post holder should have a PhD (or equivalent) in Planning, Geography or an appropriate relevant discipline (We will consider those with a doctoral thesis at final submission stage). They should also have relevant administrative experience and good organisational skills and be able to demonstrate of good knowledge of Chinese cities and the substantive issues of financialisation and urban governance.

UCL vacancy reference: 1678516

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For further details contact Jackie Nelson, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN, Tel: 020 3549 5855, email: Professor Fulong Wu, can be contacted in confidence to discuss the posts.

Closing Date: 5 November 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: 13 November 2017

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