Opportunities

Delft Technical University (TU Delft, The Netherlands) is offering a free online course entitled Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges.

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The Queensland University of Technology (QUT, Australia), in association with the University of the Free State (South Africa), has called for qualified candidates to apply for a paid, targeted PhD scholarship.

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Apply now for the MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD): an educational programme hosted at the University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University in Cairo. Applications close on 15 February 2017.

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African scientists can apply by 15 March to participate in a Collaborative Research Action from the Belmont Forum called the Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI): Food-Water-Energy Nexus.

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The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (based at University College London) is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research associate to work on project addressing sustainable energy access in Mozambique, funded by the British Academy.

 

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town invites applications for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships focusing on sustainable infrastructure and adaptive governance.

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The Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Department of Geography at the University of the Free State (South Africa) along with the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) have jointly been awarded a grant by the ESRC and NRF to assess the appropriateness, usefulness and impact of current urban planning curriculum in South African Higher Education.

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Resilience and spatial justice in the built environment has implications at various scales and in different intensities of urban formations. This project encourages prospective PhD applicants to articulate research topics that explore these critical themes in relation to space at different levels, from buildings through precincts to towns and cities, and also in relation to rural villages, small towns through to metropolitan cities.

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The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) is looking for a new Head of School, to start from 1 April 2017 or thereafter by agreement.

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The University of Cape Town (South Africa) is offering a short educational course on corruption and urban planning in the sub-Saharan African context, to run in February 2017.

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The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Lantmäteriet invite applications for the Advanced International Training Programme (ITP) on Applied Land Governance.

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The journal Built Environment is pleased to announce a special issue and one-time award focused on scholarship on city and regional food systems in collaboration with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; and Cardiff University.

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The Institute for Peace Studies, University of Ibadan, has issued a final call for chapter submissions for an edited volume to be published in honour of Prof Akin Mabogunje.

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The Antipode Foundation has called for applications for its 2017 Scholar-Activist Project and International Workshop awards.

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Applications are invited for the position of embedded researcher in the city of Windhoek as part of the Future Resilience for African CiTies And Lands (FRACTAL) project.

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Next year, the global action-research-policy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) will appoint a new International Coordinator responsible for the overall strategy, programming and functioning of the WIEGO organization and network.

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The Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning in the Department of Architecture, TU Delft, has advertised a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor.

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As part of its Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa programme, The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.

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The School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town seeks to appoint a convener of the Master of Philosophy in Conservation of the Built Environment programme.

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The Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC), based in Freetown (Liberia), is seeking to employ a centre administrator to undertake comprehensive management duties.

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