|Salary:||£40,386 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance|
|Placed On:||18th November 2022|
|Closes:||3rd January 2023|
Contact details: Dr Zheng Wang, firstname.lastname@example.org
This Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) position is up to 16 months (full time) and is based in the Department of Geography at King’s College London. We are looking for someone to begin in February 2023.
The PDRA will contribute to the Examining the long-term social legacy of mega urban projects research project which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council New Investigator Grant. The project examines the long-term social impacts of large-scale urban development projects by researching the social legacy of two mega projects in Shanghai and Dujiangyan (Sichuan province) more than a decade after their completion. The PDRA will be based in London and expected to go on extended field visits to Shanghai and Dujiangyan.
This project aims to offer a policy-relevant assessment of the long-term social harms, mitigated community damage and potential positive outcomes and experiences that stem from mega urban projects, which have become a dominant mode of urban expansion and renewal across the globe. By drawing on the case of China, this project seeks to deliver a more nuanced and long-term understanding of the social legacy of mega projects that focuses on whether and how residents are able to rebuild their material and social livelihoods.
As part of the project, the PDRA will be required to work closely with the project PI (Dr Zheng Wang) to develop two detailed case studies in Shanghai and Dujiangyan. The PDRA will be expected to contribute to the i) collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data in both cities ii) writing, publication and dissemination of key project findings iii) organisation of workshops and conference sessions. The PDRA will be an active member of the KCL Urban Futures Research Group.
This post will be offered on a full-time, fixed term contract for 16 months. However, the latest possible end date for this contract is 31 July 2024.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
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