Part-time Research Position (Emergency Governance for Cities and Regions)

LSE Cities is looking for a part-time Researcher to work on the Emergency Governance Initiative for Cities and Regions. The initiative was established as a partnership between United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Metropolis, and LSE Cities to provide city and regional governments with actionable information and resources to navigate the new demands of leading the response to complex global emergencies.

The work will be focused on the production of a Policy Brief and Analytics Note on the topic of democratic legitimacy and representation under emergency conditions. This research position will also include an involvement with the preparation of a special report on Emergency Governance. The work will entail literature reviews, desktop and case study research on innovative practices by subnational government during the COVID-19 pandemic and in response to the climate emergency and also include interviews with city officials, sectoral experts and users’ representatives. It will also involve report writing, engagement with project partners.

The appointment will be on a 0.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) for six months, from February to July 2022. Flexibility in hours worked will be determined by applicant availability and demands of the project. The deadline for applications is Sunday, 23 January, with early applications welcome.

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Part-time 17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE)

The post will be paid at an hourly rate of £20.16 (inclusive of holiday pay)

How to apply
To apply, please send a short CV (max two pages) and a one-page cover letter to LSE Cities ( by Sunday 23 January (23:59 GMT). Early applications are welcome. Interviews will be held the week of 24 January and the expected start date will be early February.

Your CV/cover letter should clearly highlight your interest in urban governance and local democracy and any relevant experience you may have. Your CV should also include your programme of study and a brief description of your academic achievement, background and experience.




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