Research Associate / Fellow in Geography
University of Nottingham Department of Geography
United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Closing Date
Friday, 6th November 2020
Job Type
£27511 to £33797 per annum depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD).

The School of Geography at the University of Nottingham invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the GCRF funded research project ‘Tomorrow’s Cities’, a £20mn interdisciplinary research hub working to bring multi-hazard disaster risk management into urban policy and practice. The post will support the work of Arabella Fraser, University of Nottingham, and Jon Ensor, University of York.

The post-holder will implement a project already underway to investigate the causes of urban risk production across the four Hub cities and develop a new stream of work for the Hub focussing on the politics of stakeholder initiatives to address risk and resilience. The successful candidate will be working towards, or have, a PhD or equivalent in geography, development studies, urban development or political science and background in the study of disaster risk, climate change adaptation and / or urban development. They will have skills in qualitative research and the ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences. 

Candidates are asked to apply with their CV and a covering letter detailing their suitability for the role. Please note this is a re-advertisement of an earlier post, previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. More details about Tomorrow’s Cities can be found at:

This is a full time, 36.25h per week, fixed term position until 31 December 2022.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Arabella Fraser, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link

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