Researcher/Senior Researcher Urban & Neighbourhood Change
This is a full-time, 5-year Researcher/Senior Researcher position (with an initial contract for 1.5 years) within the interdisciplinary and international Urban Renewal and Housing research group led by Prof. Maarten van Ham. The (senior) researcher will play an active and leading role within the research group and will develop new avenues of research within the scope of the research programme and in collaboration with senior staff. The research group consists of 16 researchers and PhD students, 10 of which are funded through a large 5-year European Research Council (ERC)-funded grant on socio-spatial inequality, deprived neighbourhoods, and neighbourhood effects. The (senior) researcher will actively acquire funding for research projects and will lead and carry out collaborative projects with colleagues. The (senior) researcher is expected to apply for large grants from national and European Research Councils, Horizon 2020, or comparable funding sources. The (senior) researcher will (co-)author research papers for international, peer-reviewed, citation-indexed journals, present papers at international conferences, and lead seminars to disseminate research findings. Depending on the level of experience, the (senior) researcher will co-supervise PhD students. Finally, the researcher will assist in (project) management tasks one day per week.
The candidate holds a PhD in sociology, demography, geography, economics, applied statistics, or another relevant discipline. The candidate has strong quantitative research skills and proven experience with analysing large data sets using advanced statistical techniques, and preferably also experience with qualitative research methods. Candidates have an outstanding track record of international, peer-reviewed publications and proven experience with attracting research income, preferably from research councils. The candidate has an ability to co-supervise PhD students and has a good command of English (spoken and written). Excellent project management and communication skills are regarded as assets.
TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package (the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Maarten van Ham, phone: +31 (0)15-2782782, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
. To apply, please send the following: application letter, detailed academic CV including publication list, list of research grants (including a list of previously submitted grant proposals), an overview of study results, and contacts for academic references. In the second round, candidates will be required to write a two-page document outlining their research plans. Please submit your application by 10 November 2014 to Mrs. C. Moualed, HR-OTB@tudelft.nl
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number BK2014-13.
18 months initially, up to 5 years
Delft University of Technology
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.
OTB - Research for the Built Environment specialises in independent reseach in the field of housing, construction and the built environment. The policy areas of OTB are centred around various aspects of the built environment. For example, research is carried out into such areas as housing, urban renewal, transport and infrastructure, urban and regional development, sustainable building and building policy, land policy, geo-information resources and GIS technology. OTB is a department within the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology.
The Urban Renewal and Housing research group, led by Prof. Maarten van Ham, investigates neighbourhoods and cities as changing social sites and as sites of governance and civic action, including the effects of neighbourhoods on residents and how residents affect neighbourhood stratification. The research programme focuses on three strongly interrelated broad themes: 1) Neighbourhood effects; 2) Neighbourhoods as sites of governance and civic action; 3) Neighbourhood change and stratification. The staff of this research group has backgrounds in demography, sociology, geography and economics.