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Durham University

Department of Geography

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Ref: 20000568)

(1 October 2020)

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate for 12 months to work on the research project 'Density Assemblages: Intensity and the City in a Global Urban Age' (DenCity). DenCity is led by Professor Colin McFarlane and funded under the European Research Council's (ERC) Consolidator Scheme, and runs from September 1st 2018 to February 28th 2023. The project examines how high urban densities are experienced and perceived in cities, and across multiple domains of urban life.

The successful candidate will join an existing team of two PDRAs and the PI, and will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on how urban density is managed, perceived and experienced. This work will focus on three cities - London, New York, and Milan - through a combination of online and field research.

How to Apply

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Colin MacFarlane (

All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site.

As part of the application process, you should provide details of 3 (preferably academic/research) referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

Closing Date: 29th October, 2020. 11:59:00pm.