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Post Doctoral Fellow, CYCLES

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join our team working on the CYCLES: Children and Youth in Cities: Lifestyle Evaluation Study. The CYCLES project is coordinated from the University of Canterbury, as part of CUSP.

The project aims to establish a robust, international study of young people’s lifestyles in cities where rapid urbanisation is a occurring, to enable the establishment of project governance by conducting the fieldwork for UK and New Zealand case studies and work with international partners. The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to this exciting and humanistic study.

Applications are invited from researchers interested in the humanistic exploration of economic, ecological, social and governance dimensions of young people’s sustainable prosperity. The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant field, such as political science, sociology, geography or child development. Applicants with strong technical skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods with children and young adults will be at an advantage. A background in, or demonstrable interest in, youth politics, consumption, or urban planning is an advantage, but is not essential.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. The position is part-time (18.75 hours per week (0.5 FTE)) and fixed-term (to December 2020). You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

To apply and for information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit the University’s website at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The closing date for this position is: Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resumé and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online. Should you wish to email any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Michelle Davies, Recruitment Coordinator, michelle.davies@canterbury.ac.nz. Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward. Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service.

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.