The GenUrb project is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) to join our SSHRC funded project, Urbanization, Gender, and the Global south: a transformative knowledge network (GenUrb), based in Toronto, Canada. The position is full-time for 1 year (with the possibility for extension) and the person will be affiliated with the City Institute at York University working on a feminist comparative urban analysis of GenUrb data. The expected starting date is July 1, 2021, but is negotiable.
GenUrb is a six-year international research project, currently in year five, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada). It brings together over 40 feminists, academics, policy makers, and activists to advance understanding of how women in low-income neighbourhoods engage in placemaking in cities in the global south, focusing in particular on the reconstitution of gender relations and women’s rights to the city in the context of the SDGs. Research is being conducted in Cairo, Egypt; Cochabamba, Bolivia; Delhi, India; Georgetown, Guyana; Ibadan, Nigeria; Mumbai, India; Ramallah, Palestine; and Shanghai, China. See project website here.
Main purpose of the job: The PDF will engage in the analysis of GenUrb generated data in these eight cities examining how the spatialities and temporalities of the everyday lives of marginalized women in low-income neighbourhoods are informing ecologies of place-making and the relationship between gender and urbanization. Through analyses across place, this project will produce insights into a feminist comparative analysis of urbanization as well as addressing gaps between national and global urban policy and marginalized women’s everyday lives.
Qualifications and Experience: Reporting to Prof. Linda Peake, PI; Leeann Bennett, Grant Manager; and members of the GenUrb Comparative Team, the post holder will work as part of the GenUrb global research team. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in urban geography or a related urban field with interests in feminist urban theory and urban everyday life, and should have experience of working in a city in the global south. They should have skills in and experience of analyzing qualitative data (familiarity with NVIVO would be a definite asset) and be expected to co-author outputs. They will also provide support in knowledge mobilization, including helping to organize a project conference, contributing to online materials and research training modules, as well as any other tasks assigned. The postholder will be expected to be a full collaborator in the GenUrb project.
Salary: $50,000 CAD/year
Application deadline: June 1st 2021.
Please submit applications by email, including a cover letter (with contact details for two referees) and CV in a single pdf attachment, as well as a writing sample, to Leeann Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The incumbent will preferably be based in Toronto. Moving costs can be covered up to a set amount.