Postdoc Researcher Academic Outreach Programme (0.8 fte)

Postdoc Researcher Academic Outreach Programme (0.8 fte)

Published Deadline Location
10 Jan 28 Jan Rotterdam

Job description

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has launched a comprehensive Academic Outreach Programme (‘Connecting Our Future’) as one of the ways to implement our new strategy ‘The Erasmian Way, Creating Positive Societal Impact’. The goal of this programme is to increase the proportion of young people from underrepresented groups attending university, and to improve and support their wellbeing and success at university. First-generation students, students with a migration background, and students from families with a low household income, experience (systematic) barriers on their way to, and in, higher education. The Academic Outreach Programme aims to reduce these barriers and contribute to equal opportunities in primary, secondary, and higher education. 

The programme consists of three Action Lines. We aim to 1) Elaborate and strengthen our connection with underrepresented primary and secondary school pupils and students in the greater Rotterdam area through several outreach activities, 2) Expand and improve student-centered support at university for these groups and 3) Build new blocks by enabling EUR scientists, teachers, and students to develop, implement and research equity-based opportunity programmes and activities that contribute to the first and second Action Lines. Your work will be focused on the first Action Line (Early Outreach).

The Academic Outreach Programme is part of the D&I Office, and is therefore easily able to  strengthen other relevant projects that are also running  at EUR such as adding more diversity and inclusion aspects among the employees, in the curriculum, teachers’ professional development, and student activation on campus. The Outreach Programme works in close cooperation with the Erasmus Science Hub that introduces school children to science and research, the Erasmus Ambassadors Office, the Pre Academic Programme, the Student Wellbeing Programme, and EUR advice and counseling services.

Main tasks

In close collaboration with the programme manager of the Outreach Academic Programme and project lead of the Early Outreach Action Line, your main tasks as a postdoctoral researcher will be:

  • Performing a process evaluation of the Early Outreach Programme;
  • Performing an effect evaluation of the Early Outreach Programme (comparative analysis);
  • Performing an effect evaluation of two new large Early Outreach educational programmes, targeting primary and secondary school children (randomized controlled trials);
  • Supervising student-assistants.

Specifications

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Requirements

To strengthen our Outreach team, you:

  • Have a PhD degree (completed within the last 5 years) in a relevant discipline (e.g., educational sciences, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, or related discipline)
  • Have experience in designing and coordinating large-scale research projects
  • Have experience in quantitative analyses
  • Have an equity mindset and have affinity with D&I/ outreach activities
  • Have very good command of spoken and written English and Dutch (C1 level)
  • Work in an independent, structured, and result-oriented way

Conditions of employment

Internationally oriented and varied work within an enthusiastic team, with attractive fringe benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). We offer a contract that is initially for one year based on 0.8 fte, with a possibility of extension. Your remuneration will depend on your specific knowledge and experience, and will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between € 2.846,- and € 4.490,- gross per month (scale 10, CAO NU). A full-time appointment at EUR is 38 hours per week.

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and 41 holidays per year based on 40 hour work week. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we also offer fully paid extra birth leave for partners and partially paid parental leave. Moreover, EUR staff members are allowed to make use of the EUR facilities, including the Erasmus Sports Center and the University Library.

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus University Rotterdam is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its teaching and research. Our scientists and students work on solving global, social challenges, inspired by the always cosmopolitan and dynamic Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore ‘Creating Positive Societal Impact’. Our academic education is intensive, active and pragmatic. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly interwoven with international networks. With our research impact and educational quality, the EUR can measure up to the top of European universities. Important values for Erasmus University Rotterdam are daring, curiosity, social involvement, a focus on pushing boundaries.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

 

Department

The General Management Directorate (ABD)

The General Management Directorate (Algemene Bestuursdienst, ABD) is the central staff organisation responsible for the organisation and support of EUR’s policy and administration at the institutional level. ABD supports the Executive Board in fulfilling its responsibilities with regard to the quality, accessibility and financing of EUR’s education and research programmes. ABD handles the joint design of integrated policy, ensures the timely submission of policy within decision-making procedures and the implementation of the adopted policy measures and constantly monitors and evaluates developments in the interest of further improvement. ABD comprises the departments of Academic Affairs (AZ), Corporate Planning & Control (CPC), Administrative Affairs (BZ), Legal Affairs (JZ) and the Chief Information Office (CIO). The independent university publication Erasmus Magazine also falls under ABD in organisational terms. The management directorate is headed by the Director of the General Management Directorate, who also serves as Secretary of the Executive Board.

Diversity & Inclusion Office

Erasmus University Rotterdam works hard on its ambitions regarding diversity and inclusion. That is why a central Diversity & Inclusion Office (D&I@EUR) has been created, with a D&I team which is committed to furthering diversity and inclusion at the university. In addition, each faculty has their own Faculty Diversity Officer (FDO). The D&I programme exist of five pillars: Education & Students, Academic Outreach Programme, Monitoring and Research, HR, and an Institutional pillar. The D&I team is a multidisciplinary team, consisting of 17 members and is characterized by a warm and friendly atmosphere, united in passion and ambition for creating an inclusive EUR. You will be a very welcome addition to the team.

Additional information

Please submit your application by emailing your CV and motivation letter via Academic Transfer. Deadline for applications is Friday 28th January 2022. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact dr. Anne Wijtzes, programme manager of Connecting Our Future (wijtzes@eur.nl).

First round interviews will take place in the week of 14 Feb 2022.

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • €2846—€4490 per month
  • Doctorate
  • D&I10-01-2022

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062PA, Rotterdam

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Please submit your application by emailing your CV and motivation letter via Academic Transfer. Deadline for applications is Friday 28th January 2022. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact dr. Anne Wijtzes, programme manager of Connecting Our Future (wijtzes@eur.nl).

First round interviews will take place in the week of 14 Feb 2022.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Please submit your application by emailing your CV and motivation letter via Academic Transfer. Deadline for applications is Friday 28th January 2022. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact dr. Anne Wijtzes, programme manager of Connecting Our Future (wijtzes@eur.nl).

First round interviews will take place in the week of 14 Feb 2022.

Make sure to apply no later than 28 Jan 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).