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Job opportunities: SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, Human Geography (or cognate fields; Fixed Term)

By April 25, 2022No Comments

The BIEA seeks to appoint an early-mid career researcher who has successfully completed doctoral studies within the last 5-8 years (with allowance made for family-related or other relevant career breaks) within Human Geography (or cognate fields) with specialisation in urban/regional and/or digital geographies. This position is a fixed term role running from date of appointment to 31st December 2026.

Candidates should:

– Be actively publishing and researching within the field of Human Geography (or cognate fields), and ready to participate in relevant projects that the BIEA is collaborating in. In particular the successful candidate will be a collaborator in an ERC Advanced Grant research project

– Have experience/expertise of working in the metropolitan region of Nairobi.

– Have experience of working with and have networks in governmental bodies, municipalities, civil society groups and local organisations across the Nairobi Metropolitan region.

– Have experience with using qualitative research methods, including in-depth interviews with stakeholders, archival/document searches, ethnography, discourse analysis.

– Have experience of developing and/or working with novel social sciences research methods (including mapping and visual methods).

Fluency in speaking and reading English and Kiswahili is essential.

Applicants can originate from any country in the East African Community (EAC: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda,) and where necessary the BIEA will assist successful candidates in an application for a work permit as allowed by the EAC Common Market Protocol.

In addition to conducting and publishing their own high-impact research, and in this case playing a key role in other relevant research projects, BIEA Research Fellows are expected to contribute to BIEA activities. As such the successful candidate will be assigned certain academic activities for which they will take a strategic lead and responsibility, and will also be expected to contribute to the running of, and to participate in, the BIEA’s other activities.

Applicants must be available to start on 1st July 2022.

Applications must be received by 1700h EAT, on 20th May 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and called for interview. Interviews are expected to take place around the 14th June.

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