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Midlands 4 Cities Doctoral Scholarship, Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA), UK

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) invites expressions of interest from outstanding prospective PhD students who would like to apply with us for an AHRC Midland 4 Cities PhD Scholarship. We welcome applications from students with innovative, interdisciplinary and internationally relevant research ideas, which intersect area-based and urban studies, humanities, arts and culture. […]

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PhD studentship: Population Studies/Demography, University of St Andrews, Scotland

PhD Scholarship in Population Studies / Demography The effect of regional factors on migrant employment, family and housing We invite applications from qualified and highly motivated students for a 3-year PhD studentship to investigate the effect of regional factors on migrant employment, family, and housing trajectories. The project is part of the ERC-funded MigrantLife project […]

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Permanent Lectureship: Development Geography, Queen Mary University of London, UK

The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London is looking to appoint a permanent Lecturer in Development Geography. We are keen to hear from candidates with interests in race, climate change, and development practice. The post has been established to support the delivery of our new BA Global Development programme which will admit its […]

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Two postdoctoral positions: Urban planning and transport, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position in digitalization and social policy, 2.5 years, full time, is now available at the Research Centre for Digitalization of Public Services and Citizenship (CEDIC) – OsloMet , Oslo, Norway . Please apply by 2 January 2022 to work with Karl Ove Moene, Jackie O’Reilly , Marit Haldar and myself. You […]

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Postdoctoral Research Position: POEMS project, Tampere University, Finland

Postdoc position available We are looking for a two-year fixed-term postdoctoral researcher to carry out research in POEMS research project that studies encounters between asylum seekers, the migration regime, and societies that host refugees. POEMS is hosted by the Space and political Agency Research Group (SPARG) in Tampere University, Finland. Read more: https://research.tuni.fi/sparg/ The postdoctoral research […]

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position: Digitalization and social policy, CEDIC, OsloMet, Norway

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position in digitalization and social policy, 2.5 years, full time, is now available at the Research Centre for Digitalization of Public Services and Citizenship (CEDIC) – OsloMet , Oslo, Norway . Please apply by 2 January 2022 to work with Karl Ove Moene, Jackie O’Reilly , Marit Haldar and myself. You […]

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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer: Finance, Hertfordshire Business School, UK

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Finance) University of Hertfordshire – Hertfordshire Business School Location:              De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Salary:   £34,304 to £51,799 per annum dependent on skills and experience. UH7/8 Hours:   Full Time (working 37 hours per week) Contract Type:  Permanent Closes:  27th October 2021 Job Ref: 036535 A vacancy has arisen for […]

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RGS-IBG postgraduate and early-career grants 2022 – call for applications

RGS-IBG Grants for postgraduates and early-career researchers  Call for applicants for upcoming 2021/2022 grant deadlines The Society has a number of grants for postgraduates and early-career researchers to support geographical research. Deadlines vary but many are clustered in November, and then again in January and February. There’s full information online at www.rgs.org/Grants. Please do disseminate […]

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Senior Lecturer: Public Health (Quantitative) with Health Inequalities focus, Newcastle University, UK

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Public Health (Quantitative) Requisition ID:  12641 Location:   Newcastle, GB Contract Type:  Open Ended Working Pattern:  Full Time We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining […]

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Funded PhD scholarship: Digital Skills, New working spaces and regional growth, University of Bath, UK

We are looking for highly motivated candidates from any disciplinary background who have strong quantitative skills (or would be able and willing to develop them) and/or strong qualitative skills to undertake research exploring the role of digital skills and new working spaces in supporting regional growth. Digitalisation, technological change, precarious self-employment, along with the COVID-19 […]

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Fully funded PhD scholarship: Politics of inequality, University of Derby, UK

The politics of inequality: Examining the dynamic trajectories of economic inequality in the UK Reference code: Inequality_PGRS_1021. Deadline for application: 12 noon 31st October 2021 Interview date: 15th November 2021 Supervisors (and can be contacted for subject specific questions): Professor Alex Nunn and Dr Emily Gray Website: https://www.derby.ac.uk/research/degrees/applicants/studentship-opportunities/mphil-phd-studentship-the-politics-of-inequality-june-2021/ Find out more about research at Derby: https://www.derby.ac.uk/research/centres-groups/social-cultural-and-legal-research-centre/ The University of […]

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PhD Fellow: Restructuring in the oil and gas sector, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Here is an exciting new PhD position at NTNU in Norway where the focus is on the role of oil and gas companies in the Norwegian sustainability transition: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/212541/stipendiat-i-sts-med-fokus-paa-omstilling-i-olje-og-gassektoren. The PhD is part of the RCN funded project “At the Crossroad between Green and Black: The role of Oil & Gas in Norwegian Sustainability Transition […]

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Assistant Professor: Social Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland

The UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice has a 4 year post for an Assistant Professor in Social Policy.  We particularly welcome applications from candidates with teaching and research expertise in comparative social policy, labour market policy, and the politics of the policy process. We will also consider applications from candidates […]

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The 6th Global Conference on Economic Geography, Dublin, 7-10 June 2022

The 6th Global Conference on Economic Geography  Dublin – June 7-10, 2022    Territorial Development: Evolution, Innovation, Disruption and Marginalisation under the Anthropocene and the Fourth Industrial Revolution We are living through a period of profound change driven by a concatenation of technological change and innovation, globalisation, financialisation, climate disruption, and the global pandemic. Economic […]

How remote communities turned the challenges of peripherality to their advantage during COVID-19

“What do you do here?” is a common question we get asked as islanders from the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. Visitors from cities may regard remote, rural, and island places as backward – at times seeking such places out as empty ‘wilderness’ that is devoid of people. But we ask to what extent does such […]

Understanding trends of population loss across Irish Electoral Divisions since 1986

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Population loss in regions has gained attention internationally. This phenomenon is referred to as regional shrinkage in academic literature. A European Parliament report defined shrinking regions as regions […]

Remote research assistant aids in COVID-19 participatory action research on separate continents

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures – Little did I know what influence the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic would have on my plans of conducting a case study to […]

Farming in the Upper Dee Vale, Should I stay or should I go?

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Studying the farming history in the UK I realised there had been inflexion points where farming’s fortunes have changed dramatically. For example, the 1920’s agricultural crisis (for the […]

Iceland's industrial heritage and remote, coastal community regeneration

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Iceland’s remote communities are experiencing the combined impact of declining fisheries, de-population and socio-economic instability. Having spent twenty years working on industrial heritage conservation in a professional capacity I […]

Shopping malls, GHG emissions and the role of policymakers in "green" transportation infrastructure in Ireland

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    In line with global trends, Ireland has seen greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increase with economic growth. As of 2016, road transport accounted for 95% of all transport related […]

New UK-based centre fostering rural innovation for resilient regions

From tech clusters to the creative class, innovation is often associated with urban agglomeration. Rural innovation receives less attention. Sometimes, stereotypes and nostalgia locate rural places in the past and forget that rural people need futures. Sometimes, policies situate cities as ‘engines’ of growth and simply assume rural places will be pulled along … eventually. […]

Regional 'CYBER nights' events increase cyber-security expertise across Europe

CYBER Night is a regional dissemination event based on the model of the Breton ‘BreizhCTF’ (1-day practical workshops followed by a 1-night hacking competition) with the aim of getting better access to the cyber community. Each regional partner in Interreg CYBER Europe is in charge of organising a Cyber Night at the regional level during […]

The RSA participates in the AcSS response to UKRI announcement on funding research

Thirty learned societies, including the RSA, have recently signed a response (coordinated by the Academy of Social Sciences) to the UKRI announcement on funding research supported by Official Development Assistance. Find out more details and the full statement here https://www.acss.org.uk/news/academy-responds-to-ukri-announcements-on-funding-cuts/

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