Research officer (Post-doc level) Diversity, Migration and Inequality

Research officer (Post-doc level) Diversity, Migration and Inequality

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25 Oct 4 Dec Delft

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Job description

The successful candidate will join the new interdisciplinary LDE Center ‘Governance of Migration and Diversity’. This position provides an exciting opportunity to set up a program of research, teaching and impact activities in collaboration with senior academic staff members of the LDE Center and its constituent departments at Leiden, Delft and Erasmus University. The candidate will initiate and maintain contacts with academics and policy stakeholders and societal partners. The candidate will actively work on funding proposals (from national and European agencies, e.g. Horizon 2020) and carry out collaborative research projects in the field of diversity, migration and socio-spatial inequality, together with LDE colleagues. The candidate will organise and participate in workshops and other public events of the LDE Center, and will publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

While the candidate supports tasks aimed at building up the LDE Center, there are opportunities to partly fulfil the position with self-initiated activities. The candidate will have a supervisor in Delft but co-operate with several key LDE senior staff members. Hence, the candidate will not only work in Delft, but also in Rotterdam, Leiden and The Hague.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

The successful candidate for this position is pro-active, likes to take initiative, works independently and has:

  • An international profile with work expertise in the field of diversity, migration, socio-spatial inequality, or governance;
  • A PhD-degree in the social or spatial sciences, such a urban geography, (urban) sociology, planning, public administration, policy studies or other relevant disciplines;
  • A clear motivation for and track record in connecting scientific research, practitioner knowledge and policy;
  • Strong networking, teamwork and communicative skills, both in speech and in writing;
  • Published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals;
  • A proven ability to draft and submit funding proposals to private/public funding agencies;
  • Basic mastery of the Dutch language (level Nt2) is considered as an asset
  • Experience with analysis of large datasets is considered as an asset.

TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

This position is offered for three years. TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Employer

Technische Universiteit Delft

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Department

Faculty Architecture & the Built Environment

Since its foundation 110 years ago, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has built up a solid international reputation for training architects, urban planners and designers, as well as for its research portfolio and coaching of PhD candidates. With around 2600 students and 500 staff members, with around 230 FTEs devoted to academic positions, our faculty is one of the largest of Delft University of Technology and one of the most prestigious architecture and the built environment faculties globally. Traditionally, the faculty has prioritised high-quality training in design and research in the field of the built environment. Over 40 chairs cover a wide range of academic areas in design, process and technology, which together cover the entire field of the built environment. The faculty has a budget of around €38 million, of which approximately €7 million is sourced indirectly and from contracts with third parties.

https://www.tudelft.nl/en/architecture-and-the-built-environment/

LDE is a strategic co-operation between Leiden University, Delft University and Erasmus University Rotterdam (https://www.leiden-delft-erasmus.nl/en/about-us/organisation). The LDE program ‘Governance of Migration and Diversity’ (GMD) has run a highly successful master specialisation over the last five years (https://www.leiden-delft-erasmus.nl/en/news/master-specialisation-governance-of-migration-and-diversity). This program has received LDE funding and is now expanding into a fully-fledged LDE Center ‘Governance of Migration and Diversity’ (https://www.leiden-delft-erasmus.nl/en/centres-en-medical-delta). This new LDE Center is looking for two Research Officers. One of them will be based at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Department of Urbanism, Section Urban Studies.

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has a solid international reputation for training architects, urban planners and designers, and for its research and coaching of PhD candidates. With ±2600 students and 500 staff members (of which ±230 FTE academic positions), our faculty is one of the largest of Delft University of Technology and one of the most prestigious architecture and the built environment faculties globally. The faculty prioritises high-quality training in design and research in the field of the built environment.

The Department of Urbanism was established in 1948 and has contributed to academic knowledge of the urban environment and design and planning interventions. The Urbanism research group’s core task is to mobilise its multidisciplinary knowledge, skills and reputation towards the creation of more inclusive and sustainable living environments. The priority is to contribute solutions to the urgent challenges of urbanisation and inequality in the context of climate change.

The Section Urban Studies is a newly established group starting from 2019. The Urban Studies group investigates people-place relationships at different spatial scales, from neighbourhoods to cities to regions. Through our research we aim to better understand how neighbourhoods, cities and regions develop, and how different spatial configurations and structures emerge (within/between cities), and how these configurations affect people across the life course. The multi-level interaction between people and places is central in our research. We investigate how the urban context affects individuals, and we investigate how people influence the socio-spatial structures around them. The research in Urban Studies is multi-disciplinary and empirical in nature, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

 

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • 30—32 hours per week
  • €3389—€4018 per month
  • Doctorate
  • BK2019/28

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL, Delft

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