Skip to main content

Jobs at the University of Reading – University of Reading

Show access keys
Accessibility Tools

Jobs at the University of Reading

Job details

David Robins Research Fellow in Urban Geography
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF33148

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 01/09/2020

Job live date: 23/07/2020

Salary: £30,942 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Archaeology Geography & Environmental Science

Division: Geography & Environmental Science

Hours per week: 1.00FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Fixed-term for 12 months

We are seeking to appoint research fellow in any area of urban geography. This fellowship has been enabled by a generous bequest from the family of David Robins, an alumnus of the Geography Department at the University of Reading who had a distinguished career in town and regional planning, as both an academic and practitioner.

The fellowship will run for 12 months, starting between 1st October 2020 and 1st January 2021. It is open to applicants who are within 36 months of having passed their viva voce. The applicant must either have been awarded a PhD or have submitted their thesis and passed their viva voce with minor corrections, with the expectation that the PhD will be awarded by the fellowship start date. 

This fellowship will enable the successful applicant to develop their research agenda in any area of urban geography, in any spatial context in the Global South and/or North. Applications that connect with and build on current research in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science are particularly welcome. Up to £3,000 will be made available to support research and professional development activities during the fellowship. The successful applicant will also be expected to carry out limited teaching duties in the Department and will be supported in this as part of their professional development. These duties will not exceed an average of 6 hours per week (pro rata for part-time staff), including contact hours, training, preparation, marking and examination duties.

The application must include a CV of no more than 3 pages including the names and e-mail addresses of three potential referees. You should also include a research proposal of no more than 4 pages that includes:

  • the proposed activities that would be undertaken during the fellowship;
  • the fit between these activities and current research in the Department;
  • the intended outcomes of your fellowship;
  • your plans to use the £3,000 that is available during the fellowship;
  • and a brief indication of the teaching duties you could offer to the Department.

Please attach a single document to your application containing your CV and your Research Proposal

Candidates are encouraged to discuss proposals with the Human Geography Research Cluster ( lead,

Dr Filippo Menga:

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Department

Contact role:

Deputy Head of Department

Contact name:

Professor Andrew Wade

Contact name:

Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 7315

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 7293

Contact email:

Contact email:

Interviews will be held on 18 September 2020

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


The closing date for this job has now passed.


Get in touch

If you have a question or want to find out more about working at the University of Reading get in touch:

We use Javascript to improve your experience on, but it looks like yours is turned off. Everything will still work, but it is even more beautiful with Javascript in action. Find out more about why and how to turn it back on here.
We also use cookies to improve your time on the site, for more information please see our cookie policy.

Back to top