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4 new university academic fellowships at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds

The Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds is now inviting applications for 4 new University Academic Fellowships. These are future leadership posts and so we are looking for people with an exciting research agenda, and an already established track record in their relevant chosen area of research. Applicants will need to demonstrate a sustained record of academically excellent, world leading, publications in top-rated, internationally facing journals and evidence of active participation in the successful generation of a number of small- to medium-size research projects:

The four advertised posts are as follows:

1.    ECONOMICS OF NETWORK INDUSTRIES: DECISION MAKING AND APPRAISAL

We would be particularly interested in applicants with a strong track record in regional/spatial economics, behavioural economics and the understanding of travel behaviour, or theoretical aspects of regulatory economics.

2.    FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS

Cutting-edge research in any of a number of themes from local sourcing and last mile logistics through to the vulnerability of supply chain networks, the effects of terrorism on supply chain networks and the impacts of climate change.

3.    TRANSPORT AND BIG DATA

You will have the skills to analyse large User Generated Content (UGC) related to transport, mobility and demand for access to goods and services is now generated from static sensors, pervasive devices, transactional records and unstructured textual data and to apply this to key transport challenges.

4.    TRANSPORT AND HEALTH

This fellowship offers the opportunity to build upon our existing strengths in active travel, air quality and urban emissions modelling, road safety and the economics of health evaluation and the potential to grow strategic links with other Schools working in related areas.

Further details about these posts and the application process can be found at http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/about/jobs/ . We encourage candidates to discuss their interests with the academics named on the job adverts prior to application and there is scope to consider other approaches to those listed above within each post.

The closing date closing date for all applications is 30th September 2015