Postdoctoral Researcher: Social Inequality and Diversity

Postdoctoral Researcher: Social Inequality and Diversity

Published Deadline Location
29 Jul 21 Aug Nijmegen

Job description

Are you a scientist with a PhD degree in the social sciences? And are you interested in further developing research on social inequality and diversity? Then you have a part to play as a postdoc. You will work on this interdisciplinary topic on our modern, sustainable campus where you can put your ideas to the test and push your boundaries.

Your research will contribute to the topic “social inequality and diversity” for a period of two years. This topic connects with the research programmes of the Behavioural Science Institute and Radboud Social Cultural Research within our Faculty. In addition to research, you will spend 20% of your time teaching on one of our programmes: psychology; pedagogical sciences and education; sociology; or cultural anthropology & development sociology.

Under the topic “social inequality and diversity” we want to invest in research on the increasingly complex and often invisible mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion. This concerns the interaction between characteristics and factors at different levels, such as the individual, family, social networks, government policy, the functioning of institutions, urban versus rural areas, accessibility of facilities, ideas, and discourses on migration, and gender distribution. To understand this interaction, both interdisciplinary collaboration and a variety of research methods are needed: quantitative (linking macro data, such as SCP and SCB data, to meso- and microdata) and qualitative (discourse analyses, ethnographic research). Such broad research offers opportunities for more targeted interventions (including preventive ones), at the individual and group levels as well as the social policy level. The main aim here is to analyse and address the negative consequences of inequality and exclusion, the increasing segregation of the highly educated from the less educated and groups with an immigration history from those without one. In addition to detecting barriers, competences can be developed with which people can strengthen their resilience.

Specifications

Radboud University

Requirements

  • You have a PhD degree in one of the social science areas.
  • You have experience contributing to research projects, and experience supervising PhD candidates is a plus.
  • Experience in teaching and supporting students is an advantage.
  • You have good qualifications in quantitative and/or qualitative research methodology, and experience with different research paradigms.
  • You have an affinity for ensuring your research has a broader societal impact.
  • You preferably have experience with open science or are willing to follow this approach.
  • You have a proactive attitude, are flexible and development-oriented.
  • You have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with others.
  • As well as having an excellent command of Dutch, you have the Cambridge English Proficiency (C2) certificate or an equivalent certificate or are willing to obtain this in the foreseeable future.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: It concerns a temporary employment for 2 years.

  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,974 and a maximum of €5,439 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 2 years.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Employer

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) is one of Radboud University's seven faculties. It is a large and ambitious faculty with approximately 5,400 students and more than 800 staff members. In the faculty, education and research are valued equally and, are above all, intertwined. Other ambitions in the faculty strategy include: strengthening the Bachelor's/Master's/Post-Master's chain; interdisciplinary work in education and research; an increased focus on sustainability; reducing workload; promoting team science; careful recognition and rewards; a good personnel policy, and promoting a good work and study environment. 
The faculty has three research institutes: Radboud Social Cultural Research (RSCR), the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI), and the Donders Centere for Cognition (DCC). Faculty education is accommodated in the Educational Institute of Social Sciences, which includes programmes in psychology, artificial intelligence, pedagogical sciences and educational science, communication science, sociology, anthropology and developmental sociology as well as our postgraduate education at the Radboud Center for Social Sciences.


Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

Additional information

For questions about the position, please contact hr.fsw@ru.nl.

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1194681

Employer

Location

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen

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Application procedure

You can apply until 21 August 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Evelyn Kroesbergen. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
  • Research Statement in which you give a short summary of your research achievements and a proposal for future research.
The first rounds of interviews will take place on 29 August, 5 September or 7 September. You would preferably begin employment as soon as possible.
We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

Application procedure

Application procedure

You can apply until 21 August 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Evelyn Kroesbergen. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
  • Research Statement in which you give a short summary of your research achievements and a proposal for future research.
The first rounds of interviews will take place on 29 August, 5 September or 7 September. You would preferably begin employment as soon as possible.
We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

Make sure to apply no later than 21 Aug 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).