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 Education for Sustainable Development

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 Transforming Education Systems for Sustainable Development (TES4SD) Network Plus Project. It is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) of UK Research and Innovation, and will be implemented by the University of Bristol (UK) as a lead, with the University of Rwanda, Rhodes University (South Africa), Transparency Solutions (Somalia), University of Nottingham (UK), University of Wageningen (Netherlands) and Indian Institute for Human Settlements as collaborators. For more information on GCRF, please visit https://www.ukri.org/research/global-challenges-research-fund/.

 

About the Transforming Education Systems for Sustainable Development (TES4SD) Network Plus Project

The TES4SD Network Plus project aims to develop sustainable institutional capacity in India, South Africa, Rwanda, and Somalia. This will be achieved through the production of high quality research that will assist key stakeholders in these countries and at a regional and global scale to better understand how education systems can be transformed to support sustainable development. The sustainable development goals (SDGs) framework has emerged as a powerful policy and operational response to development challenges worldwide, particularly in Asia and Africa.  Improvements in the education system, in addition to other development dimensions, has the potential to act as a driver for sustainable development. Our vision, consistent with global, regional, and national agendas, is to enable the creation of systems that would foster life-long learning and that could provide learners with the necessary skills, competencies, values, and transformative agency required to meet the challenges of sustainable development. We recognise, through this project, that this ‘education’ challenge needs a comprehensive response across scales and multiple sub-systems.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Education for Sustainable Development

IIHS seeks a Post-Doctoral Researcher interested in working across issues of education, sustainable development and public policy to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics & Research programme, anchored in the TES4SD project.

 

Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Assisting Project Lead(s) in setting up a hub of education systems research, focusing on the need for understanding education systems in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Assisting Project Lead(s) in undertaking background secondary and primary research that enables a better understanding of the linkages between education, education systems, sustainable development and public policy, and educational institutional and governance systems, particularly its evolving landscape and in the context of existing development challenges in India;
  • Contributing to the co-production of background papers and various reports (as part of the project) including conceptualisation, policy-practice interface, drafting, reviewing and publishing;
  • Assisting Project Lead(s) in the development of multiple derivative learning products as an outcome of the project form;
  • Contributing to the co-production of academic publications, participating in educational seminars (outreach activities) and contributing to research dissemination through multiple forms and channels;
  • Contributing to innovative learning products, such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), throughout the project and participating in existing educational efforts within the institution;
  • Providing support to engagement and capacity building activities, including management of and being part of field visits;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS, and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

  

Field work

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

 

Qualifications

An ideal candidate will have a PhD (or submitted PhD dissertation), in a relevant discipline such as education, education policy, social or public policy, sustainable development, development studies, among others, and be familiar with the narrative of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their implementation in the Indian context.

 

All candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant experience in research or practice, project management, demonstrable field work experience and writing capabilities.

 

Applicants must have spoken and written proficiency in Hindi and English. Ideal applicants will be proficient in one other modern Indian language.

 

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).

 

Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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 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 Global 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 – Prediction, Emergence, Adoption and Knowledge. 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 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.

 

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.

 

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).

 

Contact: Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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.

 

Apply Now

 

Download Job Description Document