The GCRF Centre for Sustainable Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) is looking for a new Research Associate focussing on education and international development to join our international team.

Are you interested in education and international development? We need you!

SHLC’s Research Associate – Education and International Development 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, India, China, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania.


Job Purpose

To make a leading research and knowledge exchange contribution to the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC), an international research consortium, which aims to strengthen capacity to address urban, health and education challenges in fast-growing cities across Africa and Asia. Case study countries are: South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, India, Bangladesh, China and the Philippines.

Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area of education in relation to Africa and/or Asia. Candidates with a strong interest in education in urban settings are particularly encouraged to apply. Within the SHLC, education is interpreted broadly to include schooling and other formal education, non-formal and adult education, and ‘learning cities’. Applicants with expertise in any of these are welcome.

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.