Research Associate, The Open University, UK

Please find below details of a post of Research Associate at The Open University, UK.

Applications are invited for one Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geography at the Open University. The RA will work under the supervision of Parvati Raghuram, Clare Madge and Bart Rienties on the ESRC-Newton funded project Facilitating equitable access and quality education for development: South African International Distance Education. You can see further details about the project here:

Other project members include Clare Madge (University of Leicester), Ashley Gunter and Paul Prinsloo (University of South Africa). You should have a PhD in Human Geography, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Education, Development Studies or associated fields. You will have some knowledgeof some of the following: migration, race, development, international education, distance education, online methods, South Africa, global South. The ability to travel to the study countries if required is a pre-requisite.

For informal enquiries, please contact Parvati Raghuram on +44 (0)1908 655370 or

email, Clare Madge on +44 (0)1116 2523643 or email Bart Rienties on +44 (0)1908 332671 or email

Closing date: Noon, 30 September 2017

Interview date: Late October / early November 2017


For detailed information and how to apply go to, email FASSRecruitment@ quoting the reference number.

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Politics, Philosophy, Economics,

Development and Geography

£32,548 - £35,550, Ref: 13928

Based in Milton Keynes

Temporary contract until 31 March 2019

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