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University Academic Fellow in Urban Analytics

University of Leeds - School of Geography

Location: Leeds
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 31st October 2018
Job Ref: ENVGE1086

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out research and teaching in topics related to Urban Analytics? Do you have an excellent emerging research record and proven success in obtaining funding? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive international university? Do you aspire to become an academic leader in your field?

Cities have emerged as the dominant form of economic and social organisation at a global scale. The new science of urban analytics envisions step changes in the health, prosperity, welfare and quality of life of city inhabitants, through the extraction of value from new and emerging forms of data, and by the development and deployment of methods in artificial intelligence and data science.

As a long-established global peak of excellence for spatial analysis and geocomputation, Leeds is taking a leading role in driving the international research agenda for urban analytics. We are looking for a future research leader with the capability, inventiveness and initiative to work alongside our established team in driving this activity to higher levels. Whilst your research interests may be entirely novel, it is likely that they will be complementary to one or more of the challenge areas in which our research is currently focused, including methods related to:

  • modelling and simulation of individual behaviour;
  • urban dynamics, e.g. mobility in real-time or migration over longer time periods;
  • using and adapting approaches from artificial intelligence and machine learning to understand cities;
  • a concern for practical applications of the science with real world impact for policy and urban living, in domains including but not limited to health, transport, crime and retailing.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Alison Heppenstall, Professor of Geocomputation

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6631, email:

Dr Nick Malleson, Associate Professor in Geographical Information Science

Tel: +44(0) 113 343 5248, email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment

School/Institute: School of Geography

Category: Academic

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