Post-doctoral Fellowship (Sustainable Urbanism) (Fixed Term) Ref. 5004660

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment

Closing date:  17 January 2018

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster is creating an exciting new research team specialising in sustainable urbanism. This team of academic staff, post-doctoral researchers and doctoral students will conduct investigations into innovative advances in the research and practice of sustainable urbanism. Led by Professor Michael Neuman, this is a multi-year, research and design-driven enquiry into the collaborative, interdisciplinary practices in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation, infrastructure, urban planning and design, and sustainability analytics. You will work in a small team establishing a new research programme, conducting research that employs novel cross-disciplinary approaches in both research and practice.

During this Research Fellowship, you will undertake collaborative and individual research, including dedicated time to advance your own research, within the framework of Sustainable Urbanism. You will engage in building stakeholder networks and participate in meetings and projects with professional, governmental, industry and non-profit partners.  You will ensure that results are written up for publication and prepared for wider dissemination to multiple stakeholders and publics. You will also have the opportunity while in post to contribute to the tutoring of PhD researchers. The full remit of this post is described in the job description.

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a spatial planning and / or design discipline, or allied discipline, and have demonstrable experience in spatial analysis, planning and / or design, as well as a proven record of research. Proficiency in using digital tools such as GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, open source mapping platforms or time-based media is essential, as is the ability to create and communicate written, graphic and oral information clearly. You will bring with you an awareness of ethical issues, and previous professional experience is an advantage. Full details of the skills, experience and attributes needed can be found in the person specification.

The successful candidate will have a strong demonstrated or emerging track record in research, publications, and grant application preparation. We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online.

Interviews are likely to be held on: 26 January 2018

For further information and to apply for this vacancy, please click here.
All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted.