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The University of Amsterdam has two chairs in Urban Geography. One of these focuses on Urbanization and Urban Social Challenges. Attention is given to (1) new …
The University of Amsterdam has two chairs in Urban Geography. One of these focuses on Urbanization and Urban Social Challenges. Attention is given to (1) new processes of urbanization: the geography of (hyper) urbanization, de-urbanization, re-urbanization, and suburbanization; and (2) the study of urban social challenges, which considers urban segregation and integration, polarization, class-space relations, marginalization, and gentrification, for example. Current research specifically addresses the dynamics of the development of different types of urban social spaces at various spatial scales, and questions the functioning and effects of such spaces for various categories of the population, and for other users of space.
The new chair in Urbanization and Urban Social Challenges is expected to develop and supervise innovative research and education in this field. We are interested in candidates who can both connect to the activities of existing staff, and are open to innovation with the ambition to develop new avenues of research and research methodologies in and beyond the field.
Any prospective candidate should have – in the first place – a strong affinity with Urban Geography, and more specifically with one of the two subfields described above. Candidates should also have well-founded ideas about future directions of change regarding the group’s research agenda. Candidates will be expected to play a leading role in social science debates on urban spaces and places, be interested in theory driven, socially relevant and empirically grounded research in Urban Geography, mostly in international settings, and be able to highlight interaction between humans and the environment.
A more extensive description of the substantive focus of this chair as well as its embedding can be found using this link.
The ideal candidate:
The position will become available in 2019 (start partly depending on that of another Urban Geography chair).
This is a full-time, tenured position for 38 hours per week. Depending on qualifications and experience, the gross monthly full-time salary will range from €5,334 to €7,766 based on 38 hours per week. This is in conformity with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include an 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end of year bonus.
For more information about this position, please contact:
Applications by email only. These should include:
At this stage of the procedure, please do not send letters of reference or proofs of your academic writing.
All documents should be sent as a single pdf email attachment to Ms. B. Lawa. Please mention ‘Application Full Professor Urban Geography with a focus on Urbanization and Urban Social Challenges’ and vacancy number 18-181. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2018.