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JUSTREMIT is an ERC funded research project investigating remittances and justice with a focus on Europe and Senegal. One pillar of the project is an ethnographic study of remittances focusing on Senegalese senders in Europe and receivers in Senegal. Complementing the ethnography will be two PhD candidates working on migration governance issues and the PI’s study of global justice. The ethnographer will be a key member of the team. The position involves substantial field research.
The ethnographer will take the lead on many aspects of the project. That includes but is not limited to: planning the field research, leading the ethics and data reviews, doing the field research, publishing findings, co-authoring articles and chapters with the PI, organizing and participating in conferences, and being a strong advocate for their research subject’s interests.
Although the ethnography will entail lengthy periods of field research in Senegal and Europe, the working place of the candidate will be The Hague. As such, the candidate must live in (or relocate to) The Netherlands for the entirety of the contract.
We offer a part-time (0.8 fte) fixed-term position for four years with a preferred start date of 1 July 2021 or shortly after. Salary range from € 2,790.- to € 5,127.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 10 or 11 depending on qualifications and experience) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%). Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.
In addition to the Leiden University benefits package, JUSTREMIT will pay the entirety of all ethnographic expenses and will support the ethnographer’s professional career development with substantial funding for European and international conferences, etc.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
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