This is an exciting opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary project that examines how the urban is governed by regulating nonhuman life. It draws on ethnographic and ecological modes of inquiry to develop more-than-human approaches to urban infrastructure, metabolism, biopolitics and everyday life in the city.
The researchers will be based at the University of Cambridge and candidates will be encouraged to develop their own projects within the wider project framework.
The Urban Ecologies project is comparative, including ongoing work on metropolitan ecologies in India (New Delhi, Guwahati) and the UK (London). We are seeking to recruit two Postdoctoral Research Associates, and especially welcome those with an interest in urban natures, and questions of urban metabolism, infrastructures and health.
Responsibilities will involve doing ethnographic and ecological fieldwork in London, besides contributing to understandings of urban ecological controversies.
Eligible candidates must have a PhD in the social sciences (human geography, anthropology, sociology or a cognate field), architecture, environmental/ecological sciences or relevant discipline. Those with an interest in posthumanism and more-than-human geographies of heath and metabolism, are especially encouraged to apply.
The post will be supervised by Dr Maan Barua and will be based in the Vital Geographies and Infrastructural Geographies Research Groups at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. Queries can be directed to: email@example.com
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.
HOW TO APPLY (Closing date: 23 February 2020):
To apply, use the link http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/23976/
Further particulars can be found here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/23976/file/Barua+Postdoc+-+Urban+Ecologies+-+Further+Particulars.docx
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