Postdoctoral researcher (100%) in the area of Migration Dynamics University of Antwerp, Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) Belgium

Postdoctoral researcher, Migration Dynamics - 2017BAPFSWEF306


The Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) of Antwerp University is looking for a


Postdoctoral researcher (100%) in the area of Migration Dynamics


The postdoctoral researcher will work on the topic of current and emerging migration dynamics. The researcher will be expected to explore the existing CeMIS databases, to publish in academic journals, to survey and bring together existing research on key migration questions, to assist with the preparation and submission of international research proposals, and to offer support in the organisation of conferences, seminars and other events organised by CeMIS.




to explore the existing CeMIS quantitative and qualitative databases of international projects;
to (co) – write academic papers based on CeMIS’ research data;
to survey and bring together existing research on key migration;
to (co) – write research proposals for international projects.

You have:


a PhD in social, political or (socio) economical sciences, or psychology;
work experience and interest in migration studies;
a proved knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology;
international research experience;
excellent communication and coordination skills;
excellent academic and analytic skills;
familiarity with European migration research networks is a plus.

You are:


capable to work independently;
responsible and dedicated;
fluent in English (oral and written) and have excellent language skills in at least one other European language (Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, etc.);
a team player and networker;
willing to travel.

We offer:

A position as a postdoctoral researcher (100%) of approximately 1 year – depending on the condition of the contract, provisional start date on 1st of March 2018.

As an interdisciplinary research centre, CeMIS offers an inspiring and creative environment that pays attention to social relevant issues. You will be part of a dynamic team that is constantly looking for new research themes and possibilities. Researchers are encouraged to propose ideas and/or respond to new opportunities that allow looking for new funding possibilities.

How to apply?

Send your application (motivation letter and CV) electronically in Word (a pdf-version will not be accepted) to by the 8th of December 2017 at the latest.

For questions about this vacancy and the research project you can contact Christiane Timmerman,

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.


We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.

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