The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) is an exciting cross-UCL Institute, which leads research, knowledge exchange and teaching in the fields of risk and disaster reduction and humanitarian action. By providing a focus for UCL’s activities the IRDR, with its breadth of disciplinary emphasis, promotion of novel multidisciplinary research and translation into practice, aims to assume a role of leadership both in the UK and internationally. The Institute is hosted in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, but works across all UCL’s faculties, spanning natural and social sciences, mathematics and statistics, engineering and development planning, global health, anthropology, the humanities, ethics and laws, and contributes to UCL’s Grand Challenges. It has a leading role in the UCL Humanitarian Institute.
The IRDR has established the Centre for Gender and Disaster, Centre for digital Global Health in Emergencies, Conflict and Disaster Hub and Cascading Crises Group and is developing research around the themes disaster resilience, cascading risk, natural hazards, humanitarian crisis response, conflict and migration, climate change risks and adaptation, global digital health in emergencies, and gender responsive resilience, in order to integrate education, research, innovation and enterprise for the long-term benefit of humanity. The IRDR has received substantial research funding (£8 million in 2019) in areas such as gender responsive resilience, mosquitoes population modelling for public health response, and Rohingya journeys of violence and resilience.
The main purpose of the job is to carry out research, teaching and administration within the IRDR, especially in the areas of humanitarian science or humanitarian data science, covering applied computational or statistical modelling, big data, geospatial analysis or remote sensing, in a humanitarian context, and to contribute to curriculum development and teaching on the new BSc Global Humanitarian Studies.
This is an open ended academic position, available immediately.
The postholder should hold a PhD and have a track record of high quality research especially in the areas of applied computational or statistical modelling, big data, geospatial analysis or remote sensing, preferably in a humanitarian context. They should have teaching experience and the ability to deliver public presentations, as well as the ability to write clearly for a range of audiences. They should be committed to high quality research, teaching, and fostering a positive learning environment for students. The appointment will be made at Associate Professor (Grade 9) level.
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We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
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Interview Date: TBC
University College London’s Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction in the UK seeks an Associate Professor in Humanitarian Science / Data Science
Apply via origianl link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CBJ569/associate-professor-in-humanitarian-science-data-science
Application deadline 2 October.