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Lecturer in Chinese Urban Development

Department of Land Economy


This post, funded by a generous donation from Dr Justin Chiu and the Pecan Foundation, is intended to strengthen and coordinate the work of the Department of Land Economy in understanding the dynamics of urbanisation and urban development in China and other East Asian economies. Research in the Department of Land Economy is multi-disciplinary, drawing on the disciplines of law, economics, planning and urban social science to analyse the role and use of land, real estate and environment within an economy, focussing on markets, governance and regulation. Our research work is, typically, applied and policy-relevant: much of it is empirical in nature. We have an undergraduate programme that reflects that applied, multi-disciplinary focus; taught Masters programmes in Environmental Policy, Planning, Growth & Regeneration; Real Estate; and Real Estate Finance; and an extensive doctoral programme. The Department has research clusters in Real Estate and Urban Analysis and in Environmental Policy and Regulation and a number of active research centres including the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, the Cambridge Centre for Property Law, the Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre and the Rural Business Unit.
The Lecturer in Chinese Urban will be expected to undertake internationally-leading research in one or more of the disciplinary areas in Land Economy applied to Chinese and East Asian economies (to include, for example, the urban and regional implications of the One Belt, One Road policy); to identify sources of funding for such research and to build on and expand our network of contacts working in those areas; to teach on our undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in areas related to their expertise; and to make a general contribution to the running and management of the Department.

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Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP








22 March 2018

Closing date

22 May 2018