The department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning
is looking for two early career academics in the fields of international development studies, human geography and linked social science disciplines. Your job
You will join the International Development Studies (IDS) Group at the department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning. Embedded in the Urban Futures research programme, IDS has specialised in understanding ‘development’ in particular places from translocal and transnational perspectives, in a context of rapidly changing flows of capital and of people. Looking at the world as an interconnected place, an important starting point for our approach is an understanding that what occurs in one locality will to a large degree depend on what is occurring in other places or, more precisely, on how local agencies interact with external (e.g. global, regional) forces. Focusing on the crossroads of migration and investments flows, we analyse the consequences of new flows and circulations (of people, goods, capital and knowledge) for inclusive and sustainable development in Asia, Africa and Latin America, focusing on the implications for sustainable livelihoods and human wellbeing. Against this backdrop, we are looking for new colleagues who are familiar with and have an ambition to develop our research agenda in critical development geography, trans-local development, and related study fields.
In this position, you will explore broadly either of the following themes:
- just and fair urban or energy transitions and climate/land politics;
- youth/labour mobility and spatial dynamics.
Your core tasks include:
- teaching in our Bachelor's and Master's level courses (60% teaching and 40% research time);
- Bachelor's and Master's thesis supervision;
- research, project acquisition, and publishing and generating societal impact;
- PhD supervision;
- building and strengthening research and education networks within and outside Utrecht University in the field of International Development.