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Research Associate

University of Kent - Kent School of Architecture

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £34,189 to £39,609
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th January 2019
Closes: 17th February 2019
Job Ref: HUM0897

The Kent School of Architecture are seeking a Research Associate to work under clear guidance of a Principal Investigator to carry our research developing new evaluation methods and analysing data. This is part of an international, inter-disciplinary project that aims at ascertaining the potential for urban agriculture to utilise untapped urban resources (in particular water, energy and organic waste), using an urban metabolism framework of analysis.

The research project involves: the formulation of a framework of analysis, the identification of case studies in the UK; the gathering and analysis of data from case studies; and the extrapolation of data to generate urban scenarios in which the potential of a city to produce food using local resources will be identified.

If you have previous experience in action-research or any research based on interaction with stakeholders or co-creation and have knowledge on current debate on urban agriculture, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

As a Research Associate you will:

  • Liaise with partners from the UK, Europe and the US and support the Principal Investigator in the organisation and management aspects of the project
  • Develop research under the coordination of the Principal Investigator of this project and to document the research on article to be published in high-impact, peer review journals
  • Represent the UK research team during events, whenever relevant and to disseminate research findings

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A BA/BSC degree in Architecture or a discipline area relevant to this research project
  • A PhD (or near to completion) in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning or a disciplinary area relevant to this research project or equivalent experience
  • Research experience of collecting qualitative and quantitative data

The Kent School of Architecture is based in the Marlowe Building at the heart of the Canterbury campus.

Kent School of Architecture has been established for over 10 years at the University, commencing operation in 2005. The School has quickly established a reputation for the high quality of its teaching provision, and has now reached steady state in terms of undergraduate student numbers, with recruitment very strong at high tariff and a suite of masters’ programmes and a PhD programme.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 18 January 2019

Closing date for applications: 17 February 2019

Interviews are to be held: 25 February 2019

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: HUM0897.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV (which includes a list of your publications) and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

This position is part-time 0.6fte and fixed-term until May 2021.

   
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