Specifications - (explanation)
|Function types||Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers|
|Scientific fields||Behaviour and Society|
|Hours||38.0 hours per week|
|About employer||University of Amsterdam (UvA)|
Urban and Regional Planning research and education at the University of Amsterdam are embedded within the Planning, Institutions and Transforming Spaces theme group. They are directed at understanding the spatial governance challenges of the contemporary metropolis, and at identifying ways of addressing these challenges. Within this broader field there is a lively area of specialization concerned with identifying ways of better integrating transportation and spatial planning and development. The assistant professor will help further expand and consolidate this area of specialization. Fostering communication between the disciplines of transportation planning and spatial planning and critical exchange between planning science and planning practice are viewed as crucial to this pursuit.
For more information on the educational programmes we refer to the actual Bachelors programmes in Human Geography and Planning, and Masters programmes in Planning and in Metropolitan Studies: http://www.fmg.uva.nl/education/.
For more information about the scientific focus of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Amsterdam, we refer to the AMIDSt website and within that site to the Planning, Institutions and Transforming Spaces programme sections in particular.
- Strengthening the broad profile of Urban and Regional Planning and especially its integration with Urban Transportation Planning
- Develop, carry out and supervise planning research at a high academic level
- Provide general, specialist and methodological education in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in which the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies is involved, and supervise or assist in the supervision of graduate students
- Acquire, or help to acquire, external funding for research
- Actively contribute to the development of the discipline in national and international contexts by publishing and participating in national and international research networks and educational initiatives
- Actively contribute to the enhancement of critical exchanges and mutual learning between planning science and planning practice in the Netherlands and abroad
- Completed doctoral thesis in Urban and Regional Planning, with a focus on the integration with Urban Transportation Planning
- Publications in international ‘peer reviewed' journals and/or in books published by internationally recognised publishers
- Experience with fostering exchanges and mutual learning between planning science and planning practice
- Broad knowledge in the field of Urban and Regional Planning
- Specialist knowledge in the integration of Urban and Regional Planning and Urban Transportation Panning
- Thorough knowledge of and interest in quantitative and qualitative research methods, and particularly in the specific research methods of planning as a ‘design science' aimed at identifying solutions as well as problems
- Capability to teach and motivate students at both the basic and advanced level
- Willingness to acquire perfect passive, and adequate active knowledge of the Dutch language within two years
- The candidate should have a basic teaching qualification or be willing to obtain this certificate within two years after having acquired the position
- Willingness to work as a ‘team player' within the current urban and regional planning research agenda as well as within the educational programmes
Conditions of employment
Depending on qualifications and experience, the salary will be between €3,195 and €4,970 gross per month (full time, UD 1/2). The new assistant professor is expected to spend approx. 30 percent of the available time on teaching and 70 percent on research in the first two years of the appointment, and 60 and 40 percent respectively in following years.
We are offering a temporary appointment for 2 years. Subject to satisfactory performance this will be followed by a permanent appointment.
Contract type: Temporary,
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a university with an internationally acclaimed profile, located at the heart of the Dutch capital. As well as a world center for business and research, Amsterdam is a hub of cultural and media activities. The University of Amsterdam is a member of the League of European Research Universities.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences (FMG) is the largest educational and research institution in the social sciences in the Netherlands. The Faculty serves 7,500 students in numerous Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Science, Psychology, Social Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, and Educational Sciences. The academic staff is employed in education as well as research. There are over 1,100 employees at the Faculty, which resides in a number of buildings in the centre of Amsterdam.
The Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies is one of the Departments in the FMG. Research and education are carried out by special institutes. The College (CSS) and the Graduate School for the Social Sciences (GSSS) are responsible for the undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes in the social sciences, including Urban and Regional Planning. The Amsterdam institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt) is the related research institute.