IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme

IIHS is seeking Post-Doctoral Fellows to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme.

 

While Fellows are hired institutionally at IIHS, each is hired into a specific and on-going research-based project. These projects are the Fellow’s first home within the institution. They are thus expected to account for up to half of the Fellow’s time, though this can vary for different projects. The remaining time is equally split between the Fellow’s own research and writing as well as their participation in IIHS institutional roles. These roles include: teaching in on-going academic or capacity building programmes, participating in the internal conference and seminar series, and supporting institutional processes.

 

IIHS has created an internationally-recognised programme that allows Post-Doctoral Fellows to grow and be mentored for their future careers. All Fellows are thus paired with specific mentors within IIHS (within or outside their core research project). A Fellow’s mentorship and progress is tracked through regular performance reviews that help Fellows attain their individual and institutional goals during their time at IIHS.

 

A select set of Fellows have been drawn into the IIHS faculty over the last few years. Others have gone on to take up positions in leading international universities.

 

Post-Doctoral fellowships typically have one or two-year terms, and some may be extendable.

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urban Infrastructure and Governance

The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme

IIHS seeks Post-Doctoral Fellows to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme. IIHS is increasingly recognised in India and internationally as a significant node in urban research and practice on the global South. Its promotion of inter-disciplinary pedagogy, on-the-ground learning, an excellent library on various aspects of the urban, and a convivial place for research make it an ideal location for scholarship.

 

Post-Doctoral fellowships at IIHS typically have one or two-year terms, and some may be extendable. While Fellows are hired institutionally at IIHS, each is hired into a specific and on-going research-based project, which will be the Fellow’s first home within IIHS.

 

Project-related research will account for up to half of the Fellow’s time, though this can vary for different projects. The remaining time is equally split between the Fellow’s own research and writing as well as their participation in IIHS institutional roles. These roles include: teaching in on-going academic or capacity building programmes, participating in the internal conference and seminar series, and supporting institutional processes.

 

This call is associated with the PEAK (Prediction and projection, Emergent urbanism, Adopted knowledge, Knowledge exchange) consortium, funded by the Grand Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK.

 

About the PEAK Project

Led by the University of Oxford, and in partnership with IIHS, Peking University and the University of Cape Town, the PEAK consortium has identified four overarching themes of urban dynamics. Researchers will work across natural sciences (including mathematics, medicine, transport and engineering), the social sciences (including anthropology, development, migration) and humanities (including law, history). The PEAK framework synthesises traditional urban studies disciplines with emergent new urban sciences in a programme of research and capacity building across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. PEAK is grounded in the logic of urban complexity to develop an array of disciplinary perspectives that will address the challenges of the 21st century city. More details on the PEAK consortium are available here: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=ES/P011055/1

 

The focus of the PEAK project is particularly on developing a new cohort of interdisciplinary urban researchers, and therefore offers multiple opportunities for young scholars to develop research, teaching, and writing skills. Opportunities exist for individual scholarship, collaborative work with scholars at partner institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Cape Town, as well as potential travel to partner institutions through summer schools and internships.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urban Infrastructure and Governance

The position seeks a person whose research interests broadly align with issues of urban and regional infrastructure planning and governance. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work engages with the development of mega infrastructure projects in urban regions, urban and regional governance questions, and urban politics. This research will focus on the process of infrastructure development within cities as well as across city regions, particularly looking at the Bengaluru Metropolitan Region, and the Bengaluru-Chennai corridor.

 

Through this work, we intend to examine not only the planning and governance processes that make such projects possible, but also examine aspects such as financing, land transformation, and economic impacts of these mega-infrastructure projects. We will study the different state and non-state stakeholders, such as private sector consultants, international development agencies, real estate developers, and citizens’ groups involved in the process; and the networks that enable such development.

 

The Post-Doctoral Fellow  will be part of the process of expanding ongoing research at IIHS on urban governance, infrastructure development and urban politics. New research in this area will seek to build knowledge on how mega infrastructure is being built, and by whom, particularly focusing on the role of private/non-state actors. Field work will be in the greater Bengaluru  metropolitan region. Comparative work with other urban regions in India will also be encouraged.

 

Through the fellowship, there will be opportunities for pursing existing and individual work as well as generating new research opportunities within these themes.

 

Fieldwork: 

This position is based in Bengaluru, with travel for fieldwork. This is a one-year position, extendable.

 

Qualifications:

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field such as but not limited to urban planning, law, urban politics, urban sociology, development studies, public policy studies, urban studies, economic geography, among others; with a proven research and publication record in or across urban studies, urban planning, economic development, public policy, urban sociology; and at least one publication in a noted peer-reviewed academic journal. Exceptional candidates who are currently pursuing a PhD may also be considered.

 

Ideal applicants will have experience of leading or being part of field research projects in Indian cities. Working knowledge of Kannada and/or Tamil would be an advantage.

 

Diversity Policy: 

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

To Apply:

If you are interested to explore this opportunity with us, please fill the online application form by clicking here (You can also click on the “Apply Now” button at the end of the Job Description displayed on the website).

 

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urban Informality and Urban Economies

The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme: GCRF PEAK

IIHS seeks Post-Doctoral Fellows to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme. IIHS is increasingly recognized in India and internationally as a significant node in urban research and practice on the global South. Its promotion of inter-disciplinary pedagogy, on-the-ground learning, an excellent library on various aspects of the urban, and a convivial place for research make it an ideal location for scholarship.

 

Post-Doctoral fellowships at IIHS typically have one or two-year terms, and some may be extendable. While Fellows are hired institutionally at IIHS, each is hired into a specific and on-going research-based project, which will be the Fellow’s first home within IIHS. This call is associated with the PEAK consortium, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK.

 

Led by the University of Oxford, and in partnership with IIHS, Peking University and the University of Cape Town, the PEAK consortium has identified four overarching themes of urban dynamics. Researchers will work across natural sciences (including mathematics, medicine, transport and engineering), the social sciences (including anthropology, development, migration) and humanities (including law, history). The PEAK framework synthesises traditional urban studies disciplines with emergent new urban sciences in a programme of research and capacity building across the humanities, social, sciences and natural sciences. PEAK is grounded in the logic of urban complexity to develop an array of disciplinary perspectives that will address the challenges of the 21st century city. More details on the PEAK consortium are available here: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=ES/P011055/1

 

Project-related research will account for up to half of the Fellow’s time, though this can vary for different projects. The remaining time is equally split between the Fellow’s own research and writing as well as their participation in IIHS institutional roles. These roles include: teaching in on-going academic or capacity building programmes, participating in the internal conference and seminar series, and supporting institutional processes.

 

The focus of the PEAK project is particularly on developing a new cohort of interdisciplinary urban researchers, and therefore offers multiple opportunities for young scholars to develop research, teaching, and writing skills. Opportunities exist for individual scholarship, collaborative work with scholars at partner institutions including the University of Oxford, and the University of Cape Town, as well as potential travel to partner institutions through summer schools and internships.

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urban Informality and Urban Economies

This research focuses broadly on how cities in developing countries can generate equitable growth trajectories and broad-based employment opportunities with decent wages in light of “premature deindustrialisation” (Rodrik 2016) and persistent informality (Chen 2012). By focusing on manufacturing enterprises in Bangalore, a megacity with a substantial services-based economy, we propose to address the following questions. Is formal manufacturing moving further away from the city, as land prices escalate and due to demands for better environmental management within city boundaries? At the same time, what is happening to informal manufacturing in the city of Bangalore? In addressing this question, we will also attempt to build a new base of evidence about enterprises along the formal-informal continuum at the city scale.

 

We seek a person whose research interests broadly align with issues of informality, livelihood, economic growth and development in the Indian urban context. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on studying formal and informal manufacturing and employment trends, and is interested in experimenting with empirical & mixed methods – such as integrating spatial datasets and exploiting alternative sources for economic data besides primary surveys – for example the relationship between land use change and industrialization transformation, an analysis that includes but also goes beyond conventional data bases.

 

The candidate will be part of the process of expanding ongoing research at IIHS on urban economies, informality, and livelihoods. There will also be opportunities for pursing existing and individual work as well as generating new research opportunities within these themes.

 

 

Field work: This position is based in Bengaluru, with travel for fieldwork. This is a one-year position, extendable. Working knowledge of Kannada and/or Tamil would be an advantage.

 

 

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (including but not limited to economics, economic geography, development economics, geography, urban planning), and an interest in the spatial aspects of the urban economy with a proven research and publication record in or across urban studies, urban planning, economic development, public policy, urban economics, development economics, and at least one publication in a noted peer-reviewed academic journal. A background or knowledge of urban data science, urban informatics, mathematics, or statistics will be a plus. Ideal applicants will have experience of leading or being part of field research projects in Indian cities.

 

 

Diversity Policy: IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

 

To Apply: Please email a detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae (must include at least two possible references), along with a cover letter addressing how you meet the above requirements, to hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Urban Informality and Urban Economies).

 

 

Deadline: 31 March 2018

 

 

Note

All offers are on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

 

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Metropolitan Development and Land Based Financing for Urban Infrastructure and Development

The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme: GCRF PEAK

IIHS seeks Post-Doctoral Fellows to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme. IIHS is increasingly recognized in India and internationally as a significant node in urban research and practice on the global South. Its promotion of inter-disciplinary pedagogy, on-the-ground learning, an excellent library on various aspects of the urban, and a convivial place for research make it an ideal location for scholarship.

 

Post-Doctoral fellowships at IIHS typically have one or two-year terms, and some may be extendable. While Fellows are hired institutionally at IIHS, each is hired into a specific and on-going research-based project, which will be the Fellow’s first home within IIHS. This call is associated with the PEAK consortium, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK.

 

Led by the University of Oxford, and in partnership with IIHS, Peking University and the University of Cape Town, the PEAK consortium has identified four overarching themes of urban dynamics. Researchers will work across natural sciences (including mathematics, medicine, transport and engineering), the social sciences (including anthropology, development, migration) and humanities (including law, history). The PEAK framework synthesises traditional urban studies disciplines with emergent new urban sciences in a programme of research and capacity building across the humanities, social, sciences and natural sciences. PEAK is grounded in the logic of urban complexity to develop an array of disciplinary perspectives that will address the challenges of the 21st century city. More details on the PEAK consortium are available here: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=ES/P011055/1

 

Project-related research will account for up to half of the Fellow’s time, though this can vary for different projects. The remaining time is equally split between the Fellow’s own research and writing as well as their participation in IIHS institutional roles. These roles include: teaching in on-going academic or capacity building programmes, participating in the internal conference and seminar series, and supporting institutional processes.

 

The focus of the PEAK project is particularly on developing a new cohort of interdisciplinary urban researchers, and therefore offers multiple opportunities for young scholars to develop research, teaching, and writing skills. Opportunities exist for individual scholarship, collaborative work with scholars at partner institutions including the University of Oxford, and the University of Cape Town, as well as potential travel to partner institutions through summer schools and internships.

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Metropolitan Development and Land Based Financing for Urban Infrastructure and Development

India’s cities are experiencing rapid, fragmented and unequal development. Shrinking municipal budgets, rising real estate prices and awareness that local capacities and local autonomy are critical for building resilient cities, have refocused attention on land as a place- based resource for metropolitan development finance. The proposed research project will examine land based financing in Bangalore’s urban and periurban areas that are being used by public agencies and new public- private governance entities. Key questions that will shape the research will include (but not be limited to) (1) Are land based financing instruments and their valuation approaches appropriate for the structures, incentives, processes and affordability conditions in local land markets? (2) How do statutory conditions, governance systems and territorial jurisdictions affect the deployment of these instruments? (3) How is land based financing affecting urban investment and spatial inequality patterns?

 

The position seeks a person whose research interests broadly align with issues of urban infrastructure and development financing, urban land markets, urban governance and urban fiscal reforms. We are particularly interested in someone whose work engages with land-based financing strategies, land value capture and market- facing financing strategies for urban infrastructure and development projects, including different forms of public- private partnerships.

 

The candidate will be part of the process of expanding ongoing research at IIHS on metropolitan governance and urban financing. New research in this area will seek to build research on how systems of urban finance are being consolidated and transformed in the current urban policy and governance context. An interest in urban policy, urban governance systems and land and property recording systems would be an advantage. Field work will be in Bengaluru.

 

Through the fellowship, there will be opportunities for pursing existing and individual work as well as generating new research opportunities within these themes.

 

Fieldwork: This position is based in Bengaluru, with travel for fieldwork. This is a one-year position, extendable. Working knowledge of Kannada would be an advantage.

 

 

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (urban policy, urban economics, land economics, real estate studies, economic geography, development studies, public policy studies, urban studies, public finance, public management, economic sociology, among others), with a proven research and publication record in or across urban governance and finance, urban economics, land economics, urban and regional economic development, economic geography, urban studies, public finance, public policy, and at least one publication in a noted peer-reviewed academic journal. Ideal applicants will have experience of leading or being part of field research projects in Indian cities.

 

 

Diversity Policy: IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

 

To Apply: Please email a detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae (must include at least two possible references), along with a cover letter addressing how you meet the above requirements, to hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Metropolitan Development and Land Based Financing for Urban Infrastructure and Development).

 

 

Deadline: 31 March 2018

 

 

Note

All offers are on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urban Energy Systems

The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme: GCRF PEAK

IIHS seeks Post-Doctoral Fellows to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme. IIHS is increasingly recognized in India and internationally as a significant node in urban research and practice on the global South. Its promotion of inter-disciplinary pedagogy, on-the-ground learning, an excellent library on various aspects of the urban, and a convivial place for research make it an ideal location for scholarship.

 

Post-Doctoral fellowships at IIHS typically have one or two-year terms, and some may be extendable. While Fellows are hired institutionally at IIHS, each is hired into a specific and on-going research-based project, which will be the Fellow’s first home within IIHS. This call is associated with the PEAK consortium, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK.

 

Led by the University of Oxford, and in partnership with IIHS, Peking University and the University of Cape Town, the PEAK consortium has identified four overarching themes of urban dynamics. Researchers will work across natural sciences (including mathematics, medicine, transport and engineering), the social sciences (including anthropology, development, migration) and humanities (including law, history). The PEAK framework synthesises traditional urban studies disciplines with emergent new urban sciences in a programme of research and capacity building across the humanities, social, sciences and natural sciences. PEAK is grounded in the logic of urban complexity to develop an array of disciplinary perspectives that will address the challenges of the 21st century city. More details on the PEAK consortium are available here: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=ES/P011055/1

 

Project-related research will account for up to half of the Fellow’s time, though this can vary for different projects. The remaining time is equally split between the Fellow’s own research and writing as well as their participation in IIHS institutional roles. These roles include: teaching in on-going academic or capacity building programmes, participating in the internal conference and seminar series, and supporting institutional processes.

 

The focus of the PEAK project is particularly on developing a new cohort of interdisciplinary urban researchers, and therefore offers multiple opportunities for young scholars to develop research, teaching, and writing skills. Opportunities exist for individual scholarship, collaborative work with scholars at partner institutions including the University of Oxford, and the University of Cape Town, as well as potential travel to partner institutions through summer schools and internships.

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urban Energy Systems

Cities are emerging as important sites for mediating sustainable energy transitions, which are crucial for meeting development, climate and environmental goals. Much of the urban energy sector is hugely fragmented across national, regional and local axes and across sectors and fuel-types, with weak mandates and ambiguous incentives. The incumbent energy governance regime leaves no space for city governments to intervene and manage key transitions. Focusing on questions of urban energy, and considering technology as a key driver of change, this research will test innovative institutional and governance regimes that could provide for a larger decision-making role for city governments to manage technology mediated urban energy transitions.

 

We intend to set up rigorous mathematical frameworks to examine three aspects:

  1. Segregated technical baselines across the energy value chain, particularly around end-use technology use across the industry, transport, and building sectors;
  2. Energy linkages with economic activity (including informal economy) and
  3. Future pathways of technology-mediated energy trajectories, with underlying necessary frameworks of governance regimes and capital management.

 

This research will have 3 main components: (a)  collection of a range of data, such as micro-patterns of energy use, technical specifications of energy demand, market and regulatory structures and technology specifications; (b) modelling: collected information to be defined in a relational sense, using established mathematical formulations (either using an existing modeling framework or creating a bottom-up assessment frame) to be able to answer Aspects  1 and 2  above and to develop the mathematical frame to enable answering Aspect  3 defined above. In addition, the assessment frame should be able to quantitatively assess the various social, economic and environmental implications of the identified pathways.

 

 

Fieldwork: This position is based in Bengaluru, with travel for fieldwork. This is a one-year position, extendable. Working knowledge of Kannada and/or Tamil would be an advantage.

 

 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have some exposure in frontier research on energy and climate change economics and integrated assessment modelling, with a specific focus on energy modelling, demand side modelling and related statistical analysis.

 

Applicants should already have a Ph.D. or be near completion. A PhD in Economics will be preferred, but degrees in energy engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science, or statistics coupled with an economic background will also be considered. A proven research and publication record with at least one publication in a noted peer-reviewed academic journal is required. Experience in modelling, and proficiency in programming are important pre-requisites.

 

 

Diversity Policy: IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

 

To Apply: Please email a detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae (must include at least two possible references), along with a cover letter addressing how you meet the above requirements, to hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Urban Energy Systems).

 

 

Deadline: 31 March 2018

 

 

Note

All offers are on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Geospatial Analysis

The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme: GCRF PEAK

IIHS seeks Post-Doctoral Fellows to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme. IIHS is increasingly recognized in India and internationally as a significant node in urban research and practice on the global South. Its promotion of inter-disciplinary pedagogy, on-the-ground learning, an excellent library on various aspects of the urban, and a convivial place for research make it an ideal location for scholarship.

 

Post-Doctoral fellowships at IIHS typically have one or two-year terms, and some may be extendable. While Fellows are hired institutionally at IIHS, each is hired into a specific and on-going research-based project, which will be the Fellow’s first home within IIHS. This call is associated with the PEAK consortium, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK.

 

Led by the University of Oxford, and in partnership with IIHS, Peking University and the University of Cape Town, the PEAK consortium has identified four overarching themes of urban dynamics. Researchers will work across natural sciences (including mathematics, medicine, transport and engineering), the social sciences (including anthropology, development, migration) and humanities (including law, history). The PEAK framework synthesises traditional urban studies disciplines with emergent new urban sciences in a programme of research and capacity building across the humanities, social, sciences and natural sciences. PEAK is grounded in the logic of urban complexity to develop an array of disciplinary perspectives that will address the challenges of the 21st century city. More details on the PEAK consortium are available here: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=ES/P011055/1

 

Project-related research will account for up to half of the Fellow’s time, though this can vary for different projects. The remaining time is equally split between the Fellow’s own research and writing as well as their participation in IIHS institutional roles. These roles include: teaching in on-going academic or capacity building programmes, participating in the internal conference and seminar series, and supporting institutional processes.

 

The focus of the PEAK project is particularly on developing a new cohort of interdisciplinary urban researchers, and therefore offers multiple opportunities for young scholars to develop research, teaching, and writing skills. Opportunities exist for individual scholarship, collaborative work with scholars at partner institutions including the University of Oxford, and the University of Cape Town, as well as potential travel to partner institutions through summer schools and internships.

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Geospatial Analysis

This call invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in the area of geospatial analysis. The post-doctoral fellow will be encouraged to develop areas of research which address urban spatial analysis questions, especially those which are of significance in the context of Indian cities.

 

Applicants will also be expected to develop innovative analysis methods which integrate multiple kinds of urban datasets. For instance, by integrating satellite imagery, census data, data from administrative and planning agencies and primary survey data, it should be possible to develop a high-resolution spatial database for Indian cities which provides insights which none of these datasets can individually provide.

 

The fellowship also provides the opportunity to explore new methods of data collection and for application of methods drawn from fields like machine learning and computer vision to urban spatial analysis problems.

 

The fellow will be encouraged to disseminate research findings through multiple channels including journal articles. In addition, s/he will also have the opportunity to work with other teams at IIHS to translate new analysis methods into software tools and develop training modules for such tools to ensure that these analysis methods are more accessible to practitioners.

 

Through these research and knowledge dissemination processes, fellows are expected to contribute to developing new ways of understanding Indian cities and assist policy makers and urban practitioners address urban problems with deeper insights.

 

 

Field work: This position is based in Bengaluru. This is a one-year position, extendable.

 

 

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science, Statistics/Spatial Statistics, Mathematics, Geo-informatics, or related areas. Exceptional candidates with masters’ degrees may also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong grasp of statistics and spatial statistics along with advanced programming skills in Python, R, Matlab or similar languages. Applicants are expected to have an interest in urban problems, especially related to mapping and spatial analysis.  A proven research and publication record with at least one publication in a noted peer-reviewed academic journal is required.

 

 

Diversity Policy: IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

 

To Apply: Please email a detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae (must include at least two possible references), along with a cover letter addressing how you meet the above requirements, to hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Geospatial Analysis).

 

 

Deadline: 31 March 2018

 

 

Note

All offers are on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

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Post Doctoral Fellow in Urban Food Systems

The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme
IIHS seeks Post-Doctoral Fellows to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme. IIHS is increasingly recognized in India and internationally as a significant node in urban research and practice on the global South. Its promotion of inter-disciplinary pedagogy, on-the-ground learning, an excellent library on various aspects of the urban, and a convivial place for research, make it an ideal location for scholarship. Post-Doctoral fellowships at IIHS typically have one or two-year terms, and some may be extendable.

 

While Fellows are hired institutionally at IIHS, each is hired into a specific and on-going research-based project: this call is for the Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP). The HCP is an international network of cities and city-based partner organizations which focuses on the relationships between rapid urbanization, informality, inclusive growth and urban food systems in the Global South. The HCP conducts collaborative research, training and advocacy with the objective of providing innovative solutions to the challenge of building sustainable cities and policies and programs that promote food security in the cities. The HCP currently operates in China, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique and South Africa and is funded by the International Partnerships for Sustainable Development (IPaSS) program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

 

Candidates must be fluent in English, and Kannada-speaking ability is strongly desirable. This position is based in Bengaluru. It is a one-year position, of which a minimum of three months will have to be spent at the Balisillie School in Canada or at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urban Food Systems: This call is for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work on questions of food systems and informal economies in cities. This research area at IIHS seeks to explore the role of the food economy in achieving inclusive growth in Indian cities, focusing particularly on employment opportunities for women and youth. The HCP will be the Fellow’s first home within the institution. Project-related research will account for up to half of the Fellow’s time, though this can vary for different projects. The remaining time is equally split between the Fellow’s own research and writing as well as their participation in IIHS institutional roles. These roles include: teaching in on-going academic or capacity building programmes, participating in the internal conference and seminar series, and supporting institutional processes.

 

The position seeks a person whose research interests broadly align with issues of urban food systems, informal economies, and livelihoods. We are particularly interested in candidates that are interested in doing primary research and building out a portfolio of work around questions of urban food systems in cities. The Fellow will join an ongoing project and will be jointly responsible for designing and implementing a food enterprise survey in Bengaluru. There will be opportunities for pursing existing and individual work as well as generating new research opportunities within these themes after the current project is completed.

 

Fellows will receive support and advice for publishing their doctoral thesis and other related work. IIHS has created an internationally-recognised programme that allows Post-Doctoral Fellows to grow and be mentored for their future careers. All Fellows are thus paired with specific mentors within IIHS (within or outside their core research project). A Fellow’s mentorship and progress is tracked through six monthly performance reviews that help Fellows attain their individual and institutional goals during their time at IIHS.

 

Outcome: Apart from publications, Fellows would have had teaching experience and curriculum development to show for as they move onto academic careers. A select set of Fellows have been drawn into the IIHS faculty over the last few years. Others have gone on to take up positions in leading international universities. An emerging opportunity is in international development agencies and policy positions.

 

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (development studies, economics, urban studies, geography, among others), with proven research and publication histories in or across urban studies, poverty, livelihoods, or economic development.  Ideal applicants will have experience of leading or being part of field research projects in Indian cities. Candidates with experience managing primary surveys will be strongly preferred.

 

Diversity Policy: IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

To Apply: Please email a detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae (must include at least two possible references), along with a cover letter addressing how you meet the above requirements, to hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Urban Food Systems).

 

Deadline: 31 March 2018

 

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urban Health and Social Protection

The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme

IIHS seeks Post-Doctoral Fellows to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme. IIHS is increasingly recognized in India and internationally as a significant node in urban research and practice on the global South. Its promotion of inter-disciplinary pedagogy, on-the-ground learning, an excellent library on various aspects of the urban, and a convivial place for research make it an ideal location for scholarship.

 

Post-Doctoral fellowships at IIHS typically have one or two-year terms, and some may be extendable. While Fellows are hired institutionally at IIHS, each is hired into a specific and on-going research-based project, which will be the Fellow’s first home within IIHS. This call is associated with on-going work at IIHS’ School of Human Development on the intersections of urban health, informal work and social protection.

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urban Health and Social Protection
In partnership with the World Health Organisation and the WIEGO network (Women in Informal Employment Globalising and Organising), IIHS is working with informal women workers in construction, domestic work, home-based work, and street vending to understand how the conditions of their work impact their care-seeking behavior and health outcomes.

 

Project-related research will account for up to half of the Fellow’s time, though this can vary for different projects. The remaining time is equally split between the Fellow’s own research and writing as well as their participation in IIHS institutional roles. These roles include: teaching in on-going academic or capacity building programmes, participating in the internal conference and seminar series, and supporting institutional processes.

 

The project follows work that IIHS has been doing in settlements in New Delhi that sees how women who work in street-vending, domestic work and home-based work manage child care and, specifically, breast-feeding of infants under six months. The project seeks to investigate the impact of missing benefits (like maternity leave) or workplace conditions (such as occupational and health standards) on health care, as well as imagine how cities where the dominant work force is informal must imagine urban health systems.

 

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will primarily be responsible for the writing of a systematic review on urban health, informal work and social protection. The review will follow the highest standards of meta-analyses in order to lay the foundation for the next directions of IIHS’ work in these areas. It will directly inform the set of interventions that will frame the work IIHS continues to do.

 

There will also be opportunities for pursing existing and individual work as well as generating new research opportunities within these themes.

 

 

Field work: This position can be based in New Delhi or Bengaluru, with travel for fieldwork. This is a one-year position, extendable.

 

 

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (including but not limited to public health, medicine, development studies, among others) with proven research and at least one peer-reviewed publication in these themes. Candidates with training and work on social protection and economic development are welcome to apply but must demonstrate knowledge and capacity in public health.

 

 

Diversity Policy: IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

 

To Apply: Please email a detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae (must include at least two possible references), along with a cover letter addressing how you meet the above requirements, to hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Urban Health and Social Protection).

 

 

Deadline: 31 March 2018

 

 

Note

All offers are on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

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