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 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.

 

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Deindustrialisation in Cities of the Global South and Employment

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.

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 Deindustrialisation in Cities of the Global South and Employment

This position will involve research that 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 Bengaluru, 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? What implications does this have for employment opportunities in the city of Bengaluru? 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 economic development and employment in the Indian urban context. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on studying formal and informal manufacturing and employment trends, and who are 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 Post-Doctoral Fellow will be part of the process of expanding ongoing research at IIHS on urban economic development and employment. 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. This is a one-year position, extendable.

 

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field such as (but not limited to) economics, public policy, economic geography, development economics, geography or 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. 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.

 

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.

 

Contact

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

 

Apply Now

 

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Post-Doctoral Fellow / Senior Research Associate in Machine Learning and Computer Vision

The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme

IIHS seeks Post-Doctoral Fellows or Senior Research Associates 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 Fellows / Senior Research Associates 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.

 

Research Fellowship in Machine Learning and Computer Vision

This call invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow / Senior Research Associate in the areas of machine learning and computer vision. Applicants are expected to have an interest in both areas of research, with advanced qualifications and expertise in at least one.  Selected candidates will be encouraged to conduct research that focuses on applying methods from these domains to urban spatial datasets, especially satellite imagery.

 

The Fellow / Senior Research Associate will also be expected to develop innovative analysis methods that integrate multiple kinds of urban datasets. For instance, deeper insights can be generated by integrating satellite imagery, census data, data from administrative and planning agencies and primary survey data, than what any of these datasets can individually provide. The fellowship / research position also provides the opportunity to explore new methods of data collection.

 

The Fellow / Senior Research Associate 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/senior research associates are expected to develop new ways of understanding Indian cities and assist policy makers and practitioners in addressing urban problems with deeper insights.

 

Fieldwork

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

 

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or related areas. A proven research and publication record with at least one publication in a noted peer-reviewed academic journal is required. Candidates with Master’s degree may also apply provided they have an excellent publication record and/or relevant work experience.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Contact

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

 

Apply Now

 

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Post-Doctoral Fellow / Senior Research Associate in Land Economy & Urban Finance

The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme

IIHS seeks Post-Doctoral Fellows / Senior Research Associates 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 / Senior Research Associates 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 / Senior Research Associate in Land Economy & Urban Finance

India’s cities and their regions are made up of complex economic relationships and produce a diverse range of spatial and social economic outcomes. The relationships, spaces and outcomes visible in India’s cities, are often difficult to understand using mainstream economic theories and concepts, which draw on Euro- American development experiences. A key factor structuring the complexity of urban economies is the question of land – and the diversity of social, economic and financial relations that depend on land, land value and land use. Land has increasingly emerged as a key issue structuring urban finance, municipal autonomy and external investments into cities in India.

 

As a part of GCRF- PEAK, IIHS is beginning a 4- year research project to understand the urban economy in Indian cities, from the perspective of land (and real estate). As a part of this research project we are looking for a person whose research interests align with questions of land economy and urban finance. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with/have worked on questions of land development, land markets, land governance, land based financing and/ or the varied nature of economic relations to land in Indian cities. Candidates with either research and/ or practice based experience in urban land economy and/ or urban real estate are welcome to apply.

 

The project seeks to develop theoretical and conceptual frames to understand the urban land economy appropriate for urban and periurban areas in India. These frames would be informed by structures and dynamics of land & real estate markets, practices of formality/ informality and governance, prevailing here. The project will draw on both qualitative and quantitative methods. The larger objective of the research project is to understand, analyse and theorise the underlying land relations and value relations in different urban land use and development scenarios.

 

The Post-Doctoral Fellow / Senior Research Associate will play a central role in developing the conceptual and methodological perspectives for the research project. There will be opportunities for pursing existing and individual work as well as generating new research opportunities within these themes. Fieldwork is envisaged primarily in the Bengaluru region.

 

In terms of scope and approach, the project will be developed through a set of cases, located primarily in the Bengaluru region. It is proposed that the cases would draw upon a number of land development and land use change experiences in the city. The key focus would be to research examples where different propositions of land value, different land value capture instruments and different economic relationships to land have shaped public-private collaborations, conflicts, negotiations and partnerships in the city- region. The cases could include (but not be limited to) (1) land-based municipal/ urban financing, (2) public–private partnerships in urban and periurban township and infrastructure projects, (3) land value capture instruments  (4) land based financing initiatives, (5) real estate investment–led urban financing mechanisms, (6) housing and slum redevelopment initiatives, based on land sharing, (7) land use conversions, planning conversions and levies, including cases such as Akrama Sakrama, (8) municipal credit rating initiatives linked to municipal real estate assets, etc.

 

The Post-Doctoral Fellow / Senior Research Associate will be part of the process of expanding ongoing research at IIHS on land, land economy, urban financing and metropolitan governance.

 

Field work

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

 

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD degree, with research interests in urban land and real estate sectors (including urban finance), in a relevant field such as (but not limited to) urban economics, land economics, real estate studies, economic geography, urban planning, urban policy, urban studies, public finance, development studies, public policy studies, public management, economic sociology, among others. Candidates with relevant   Master’s or M.Phil. degrees with commensurate practice experience (5-8 years) and candidates who are currently pursuing a PhD will also be considered.

 

Ideal applicants will have experience of leading practice and/ or research projects in Indian cities.

 

Candidates 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 policy, public finance, and at least one publication in a noted peer-reviewed academic journal, would be given preference.

 

Working knowledge of Kannada 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.

 

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.

 

Contact

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

 

Apply Now

 

Download Job Description Document