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Research Associate in the Department of Geography

King's College London - Social Science & Public Policy - Department of Geography

Location: London
Salary: £40,386 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th November 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: 058165
 

Contact details: Dr Zheng Wang, sga-research@kcl.ac.uk

Job description 

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.

Key responsibilities

  • Interview key actors in both cities including policy-makers, developers, residents, community representatives etc.
  • Manage and participate in a household survey in Shanghai.
  • Undertake documentary research and collect secondary sources relevant to the case studies.
  • Analyse qualitative and quantitative data from both case studies.
  • Writing and disseminating project findings (including co-authored journal publications, policy briefs, presenting at conferences).
  • Meet the PI regularly to co-ordinate work across both case studies.
  • Arrange or assist in arranging meethings, seminars, conferences and workshop associated with the grant.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a public-facing website.

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.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  1. Hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in urban planning, human geography, sociology or related discipline.
  2. Academic background and/or proven research ability in themes related to urban governance or community/neighbourhood studies.
  3. Excellent written and spoken command of both Chinese and English.
  4. Experience in conducting qualitative research (participant observations, ethnography or interviews) in China.
  5. Excellent oral, written and visual communication skills
  6. Good interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  7. Willingness to travel to China. You must have a RTW to work in China, this can include holding a Chinese Passport or eligible to apply for a Chinese Visa.

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