Opportunities

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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The UCT–Nedbank Urban Real Estate Research Unit located at the University of Cape Town wishes to award Postdoctoral Fellowships to doctoral graduates to undertake research that will further the objectives of the Unit.

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UN-Habitat collaborates with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in an international training programme focusing on slums, informal settlements and policies and approaches to upgrade existing settlements and prevent informal urbanization in cities in the Developing World. The course will take place from 10 to 28 July 2017 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), based at UN-Habitat, has advertised two  positions linked to its work on securing land and natural resources tenure.

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The African Centre for Cities is offering a post-doctoral fellowship to advance scientific knowledge about regional climate responses to human activities, and to work with decision-makers to integrate this scientific knowledge into climate-sensitive decisions at the city-regional scale.

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Ambo University (Ethiopia) is searching for educators to assist with the launch of new undergraduate programmes in subjects related to planning, surveying, geomatics and land management.

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An exciting opportunity is available to be involved in a major collaborative international research project focused on lives at the urban periphery in three African cities: Addis Ababa, Johannesburg and Durban.

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ETH Zurich has advertised two PhD studentships to work on topics related to urban violence reduction, and urban design and security. At least one of the students should work in South Africa.

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DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) has offered a series of scholarships for postgraudate study in planning, land management and spatial science at the Namibia University of Science and Technology.

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ICSU, together with NASAC and the ISSC, will support 10 research projects across Africa. These projects are expected to generate new solutions-oriented knowledge that will help develop new urban paradigms in Africa and make African cities more resilient, adaptable and healthier. This is the first call in a five-year, 5 million EUR project that seeks to increase the production of high quality, integrated (inter- and transdisciplinary), solutions-oriented research on global sustainability by early career scientists in Africa.

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The City of Cape Town and the African Centre for Cities (ACC) are offering embedded research opportunities at the City of Cape Town Municipality for the 2016–2019 period, in support of the City’s development and implementation of a transit-oriented development (TOD) strategy.

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The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks outstanding faculty candidates for multiple positions in urban planning.

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The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) has advertised a bursary for doctoral study of BRICS countries and emerging economies. The bursary will be linked to the work of the South African Research Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning.

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Every year the Jacques Rougerie Foundation - Institut de France launches an international competition in architecture. In 2016 the competition will address design innovation relating to sea, space and sea level rise.

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The newly formed interdisciplinary Research Training Group on 'Critical Infrastructures: Construction, Functional Failures, and Protection in Cities' located at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, has invited applications for twelve PhD positions scheduled to begin 1 October 2016.

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As part of its mission to support integrated, solutions-oriented science globally, the International Council for Science (ICSU) has signed a 5-year agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for a five million Euro programme to strengthen research capacity for sustainability in Africa.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town has advertised a five-year lecturer/senior lecturer position in urban studies.

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African Governance and Space (AFRIGOS) is a five-year project examining transport corridors, border towns and port cities in four regions of Africa. Applications are now invited for a four-year doctoral scholarship to work as part of the AFRIGOS team on China-Africa relations in transport infrastucture development and regional integration.

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The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield has advertised a fully-funded, full-time PhD studentship entitled Urban peripheries: Housing, politics and everyday life in sub-Saharan Africa.

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