POSTED: August 2, 2018

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellow for CYCLES (University of Canterbury, NZ)

We are seeking a part-time Postdoctoral Fellow to join our NZ based team of researchers working on our international CYCLES study: a study of the lifestyles and embedded experience of young people aged 12-24 in urban communities.

Closing date for applications: 19 August 2018 (midnight NZ time).

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What You Will Do

We are seeking a part-time Postdoctoral Fellow to join our NZ based team of researchers at the Sustainable Citizenship and Civic Imagination Group: Hei Puāwaitanga, working on our CYCLES study. The project aims to establish a robust, international study of young people’s lifestyles in cities where rapid urbanisation is occurring. You will coordinate this international survey of young people in seven global cities, working with locally embedded research teams and under the direction of Assc Professor Bronwyn Hayward. The post doc fellow will also provide administrative support to an advisory group for the project.

Who You Are

Applications are invited from researchers interested in the social science exploration of economic, ecological, social and governance dimensions of young people’s sustainable prosperity. You will have a PhD in a relevant field, such as political science, sociology, geography or child development. You will have 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.

Who You Will Work With

You will be based at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch NZ, as part of the Sustainable Citizenship and Civic Imagination Group: Hei Puāwaitanga. For more information, please go to the University of Canterbury website

How to Apply

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, résumé and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted through the online application process. Unfortunately, the University of Canterbury cannot accept applications by email, however are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process – please forward these to Michelle Davies, Recruitment Coordinator

Further information about this role can be obtained on the UCNZ Careers page, and by contacting Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward ( The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 19th August 2018 (midnight NZ time).

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

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