Junior Researcher for the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Center

Junior Researcher for the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Center

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20 Jan 11 Feb Rotterdam

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Are you passionate about research? And are you committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and access in academia? Then maybe this job is something for you!

Job description

Are you passionate about research? And are you committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and access in academia? Then maybe this job is something for you:

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Center at EUR works at an integral approach on several topics such as HR, Marketing and Communication, Inclusive Education, Student Engagement, Academic Outreach, and Monitoring and Research. We are looking for a Junior Researcher within our Monitoring and Research pillar. The Monitoring and Research pillar has four main goals:
  1. To learn more about diversity, inclusion, equity, and access at EUR (e.g., What data do we have? What do these data tell us? What is going well, and which challenges do we face?)
  2. To evaluate the use and effectiveness of our IDEA policies, interventions, and products (e.g., did our intervention work as we planned? Why, or why not? Are the changes we accomplished durable?)
  3. To support and facilitate both scientific and policy research at EUR regarding IDEA topics (e.g., how can we help to make research teams, research content and research methodology more inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible?)
  4. To disseminate our findings by giving presentations at conferences and to write academic and policy papers/reports for internal and external stakeholders.

Job description
As a junior researcher, you will contribute to each of these goals. This involves performing qualitative and/or quantitative research projects. For instance, you might be asked to do reviews of relevant literature or other documents; to perform interviews or focus groups with historically underrepresented staff or students; to use existing registration data to get insights into the composition of our staff and/or student population; or to develop and analyze surveys on IDEA topics. Some projects will lead to academic publications, whereas others will lead to internal policy reports, white papers, or other (international) professional publications.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • An academic level of working and thinking in an appropriate field of study (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, pedagogy, or other relevant disciplines), with a MA degree.
  • Interest in academic and policy research related to IDEA.
  • Experience with data analytical software such as SPSS, STATA, R, Atlas, Excel.
  • Experience with both quantitative and qualitative research is a plus. If you have expertise in one of the two, we expect you to have an interest in learning both.
  • Strong communication skills in English and Dutch.
  • An ability to work both independently and in a team

Conditions of employment

An internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

The start date of this position is 15-MAR-2023 and you will be based at the Campus Woudestein - Rotterdam, located at General Management Directorate (ABD). The position is for 0,8 fte - 1 fte. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 2.960 to a maximum of € 4.670 gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with Scale 10 of the CAO-NU. In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on payroll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

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.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission 'Creating positive societal impact'. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way - Making Minds Matter. We're global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR's distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. www.eur.nl.


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) including D&I Office, 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.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • 3464


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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