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Durham University

Department of Geography

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Ref: 20000615)

(13 October 2020)

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on heritage, belonging and governance issues in Eurasia.

They will support ongoing UKRI/GCRF projects Fragile heritage ecologies: vernacular cultures and the at-risk landscapes of the Hindu-Kush-Himalaya mountain region, Developing a novel Climate change Risk Assessment Framework for cultural heritage in Turkey (CRAFT), Resilient Silk Route Cultural Heritage Network and Fostering Adaptive Governance and Resilience in Local Communities of Central Eurasia. They will support the involvement of Professor Crang in these projects while he is also Head of Department. The projects speak to the value and values in built heritage across Eurasia. They look at different stresses and vulnerabilities arising from climate change, other natural hazards and social change brought on by infrastructural change. The latter principally is the growth of transport connectivity resulting from China's Belt and Road Initiative.

All the projects are being reconfigured for delivery by local partners during the global pandemic.

Please note this post is fixed term up until 31st July, 2021.

How to Apply

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Mike Crang (

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: 28th October, 2020. 11:59:00pm.