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Job no: 0046505
Work type: Casual
Location: Parkville

Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning

Salary: Research Assistant Grade 1 $40.87/hr plus 17% superannuation

The Research Assistant (RA) will support the initial scoping study “Comparative Imaginations: is the global city horizon changing?” – a joint initiative of the Connected Cities Lab at the University of Melbourne and a group of leading institutions in shaping the comparative view of cities, including the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The RA will work with the Lab director, Professor Michele Acuto, and a group of experts in comparative urban thinking, conducting primary and secondary research on city rankings, benchmarks, indexes and spatial representations of the contemporary geography of ‘global cities’. The RA will also support the Lab in organising workshop activities on this theme and write up research results for both an academic and a practitioner audience. The post is a unique opportunity for a talented urban researcher considering a career in academia or built environment consultancy to experience a highly international working environment, relate to some of today’s major voices in the shaping the comparative imaginary of cities, and refine her/his urban studies skills with regular mentorship from Lab faculty and collaborators.

Close date: 26 Sep 2018             

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