Opportunities

The African Centre for Cities (University of Cape Town) has advertised a postdoctoral research fellowship in the field of urban studies, with a focus on Southern urbanism.

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The University of Botswana invites applications for the position of lecturer or senior lecturer in urban design, within the Department of Architecture and Planning.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) has called for applications for a PhD scholarship to work on sustainable cities in Africa, with a focus on Cape Town. Applications are due by 6 August 2018.

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The School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), invites applications for a full-time appointment at the levels of lecturer or senior lecturer or associate professor of urban and regional planning.

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The Wits-TUB Urban Lab has called for applications from prospective students for up to thirteen bursaries as part of its bilateral postgraduate studies programme.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) has called for applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship to work on sustainable cities in Africa, with a focus on Cape Town. Applications are due by 6 August 2018.

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Applications are now open for the 2019 intake of the MPhil in Southern Urbanism offered at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town.

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As part of broader efforts to develop collaborative learning across the continent, the Situated Urban Political Ecology collective and Urban Action Lab at Makerere University will be hosting a workshop on urban infrastructures in Africa from 12 to 15 November, 2018.

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The International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with NASAC and the ISSC, has opened a call for pre-proposals to identify collaborative research projects across Africa that explore integrated approaches for sustainable urban development on the continent.

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From May 2018 the Delft Technical University (TU Delft, The Netherlands) will offer a new edition of its free online course, Rethink the City: New Approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges.

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The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has advertised a series of master's and doctoral scholarships for students working on topics related to planning and land governance.

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adelphi, the independent think tank and consultancy on climate, invites submissions for a photo competition addressing the theme: 'Visions of the urban future'.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) has advertised places for a one-week workshop on urban food systems and governance in Africa, to run from 9 to 13 July 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has advertised for a Junior Research Fellowship to investigate the intersections of urban health and sexuality.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships to support research associated with the PEAK Urban project.

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The city of Paynesville (Liberia) seeks to hire a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) to provide technical leadership on resilience building. The CRO will be a key advisor to the Mayor of Paynesville and other heads of departments to mainstream resilience in all activities of the city. The CRO will be the primary point of contact for the development, advancement and implementation of the city’s resilience strategy.

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The Universities of Fort Hare, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal are offering postgraduate bursaries for students interested in conducting research on the relationship between the water-energy-food nexus and sustainable livelihoods in South Africa.

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Two PhD researchers have the opportunity to undertake 'embedded research' on transportation in Cape Town, South Africa, through a collaborative partnership between the City of Cape Town and the Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town.

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A team of researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand have called for contributions to a new edited book volume entitled Densification: Plans, Practices and Realities in Greater Johannesburg.

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Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions funded by the South African Department of Human Settlements, and linked to the new NRF Research Chair in Human Settlement at Mangosuthu University of Technology (Durban, South Africa).

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