Research assistant Justice and Equality

Research assistant Justice and Equality

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15 Sep 26 Sep Rotterdam

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We are looking for an enthusiastic research assistant (Eur flex) to work with an international team of experts on the issue of Justice and Equality in Research. You will be part of the Governance & Pluralism group of the Department of Public Administration and Sociology. Your tasks will include literature review, participation and help in organization of expert workshops, and assistance in drafting policy briefs.

Job description

The research assistantship will be embedded in the Project FRAME (Fair global Research Agenda by Mutual Engagement) funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The project is a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, TU Delft, Twente University, and Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike in Nigeria.

You will be working as part of this team but supervised directly by Prof. Agni Kalfagianni at Erasmus University. Your tasks will include:

  • Performing a literature review;
  • Participating in and helping with the organization of three expert workshops;
  • Assist in drafting policy briefs;
  • Assist in the overall drafting, editing, and formatting of the final report.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


We are looking for an MSc student or graduate with the following qualifications:

  • Good knowledge and understanding of justice literature (in a broad sense)
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Systematic, organized and analytical thinker
  • Willing to work in an interdisciplinary 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 as soon as possible and you will be based at ESSB/DPAS in Campus Woudestein. The position is for approximately 0.6 FTE. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of €2693 minimum monthly gross wage to a maximum of €3636 maximum gross monthly wage gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with scale 7, depending on your profile 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 (EUR)

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.


Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research.  Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education. Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit

Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS)

DPAS covers the disciplines of Public Administration and Sociology. Two related scientific fields with different profiles. Public Administration studies governance capacity and policy interventions. It focuses on the institutional power to organize and intervene in the relations between different social, political and economic actors. Public Administration in Rotterdam goes well beyond the public realm itself and pays attention to public-private cooperation and networks of organizations. Sociology investigates the social structure of societies and the way it evolves. Sociologists in Rotterdam focus among other things on processes of globalization and individualization and on the effects of these processes on international social relations, the labor market or family relations. Related social problems that are studied are migration, flexibilization and solidarity. The perspectives of Public Administration and Sociology complement each other. Together they guarantee a highly relevant and scientific approach to topical administrative and social issues. The bachelor- and masterprogrammes of DPAS are build on this profile and educate students to become scientifically schooled professionals.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Behaviour and society
  • 16—24 hours per week
  • €2693—€3635 per month
  • University graduate
  • ESSB/DPAS/15092023


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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