Postdoctoral Researcher in Diversity and Inequality Radboud University, Faculty of Social Sciences Netherlands

Postdoctoral Researcher in Diversity and Inequality 


Faculty of Social Sciences 

Maximum salary: € 4,852 gross/month 

Vacancy number: 24.48.18 

Application deadline: 18 December 2018



The Department of Anthropology and Development Studies and the Department of Gender and Diversity Studies at Radboud University are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to strengthen its research on diversity and inequality. The emphasis of this position will be on the intersectionality of different dimensions of inequality, in particular ethnicity, class and gender. You will be requested to conduct ethnographic research into issues emerging from the debate about civic integration in the Netherlands. We are especially interested in the reception infrastructure for the integration and inclusion of new migrants and the question of how different organisations facilitate or hamper this integration process. 

You will be expected to:

  • perform and publish top-quality research on diversity and inequality;

  • prepare a proposal for funding;

  • collaborate with staff in the Radboud Social Cultural Research (RSCR) institute and with external scholars;

  • perform a small teaching task in collaboration with staff members (0.2 or 0.3 FTE);

  • be an inspiring member of our staff with excellent communication skills.


Work environment

Radboud University 
Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place at a leafy green campus, in modern buildings with state-of-the-art facilities. 

Faculty of Social Sciences 
The position will be embedded in the Faculty of Social Sciences within the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies and/or the Department of Gender and Diversity Studies, which both collaborate in the RSCR institute. The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of largest faculties at Radboud University and holds the ambition to be among the top social science institutes in Europe, providing high-quality research and study programmes that rank among the best in the Netherlands.


What we expect from you

  • a PhD degree in cultural anthropology, gender studies or an associated social science field (political science, human geography). If you are close to completing your PhD, please state the defence date;

  • an excellent track record in scientific research, as evidenced by publications in international academic journals;

  • good social, communication and organisational skills;

  • preferably experience in the acquisition of external funding;

  • expertise in teaching at an academic level.


What we have to offer

  • employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE;

  • a maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,852 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11);

  • the salary is dependent on your level of education and experience;

  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;

  • duration of the contract: 3 years;

  • classification in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO): Researcher, Level 3;

  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.


Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Other Information

Intended start date: 1 February 2019.

Would you like to know more?


Further information on: Radboud Social Cultural Research 
Further information on: Anthropology and Development Studies 
Further information on: Radboud Gender & Diversity Studies


For more information about this vacancy, please contact: 
Prof. Dr. Marieke van den Brink
Telephone: +31 24 3612007


Prof. Toon van Meijl
Telephone: +31 24 3615579


Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. Dr. Marieke van den Brink) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • Motivation Letter (max. 2 pages)

  • CV

The first round of interviews will take place on 10 January 2019.

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