The GCRF Centre for Sustainable Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) is looking for a new Research Associate to join our international team and explore fast-growing cities across Africa and Asia.

Are you interested in cities, urbanisation and international development? We need you!

SHLC’s Research Associate in Development Studies will be based at the University of Glasgow and will join an international team of 50 experts from a range of disciplines and countries including Bangladesh, China, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania.


Job Purpose

To make a leading research and knowledge exchange contribution to the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area of development studies in relation to Africa and/or Asia. We will also consider candidates with special development studies knowledge from disciplines such as area studies, human geography, demography, gender studies, development politics and urban studies. Candidates with a strong interest in development theory are particularly encouraged to apply.

The post-holder will also be required to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals and to knowledge exchange activities, as well as make a contribution to the management of this complex and challenging project.

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the role, please do not hesitate to contact the SHLC project team at:

SHLC is funded via UK Research and Innovation as part of the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund.