The African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) is offering up to eight
18 month post-doctoral awards for early career scholars interested in
engaging with the Consortium and its research on the political economy
of integrated urban development in 13 African cities.
Successful applicants will work with ACRC teams to research critical
challenges preventing poverty reduction, social inclusion, economic
development and environmental sustainability in African cities.
You will need to have been awarded (or be very close to completing) a
relevant PhD focused on urban development in Africa and/or on the use
of political economy approaches to analyse relevant development
challenges in Africa. You won’t necessarily have worked in one of our
You may be based at the Global Development Institute in Manchester, or
with one of our partners in Liverpool, London, Nairobi or Helsinki
(see www.african-cities.org). You are also likely to have the
opportunity to spend time with other partners in Africa, depending on
research area. You will become part of a peer group of ACRC postdocs
for which a number of joint activities and events will be organised.