Post-Doctoral Researcher – Project ‘Managing Privacy in a Smart City’ – CESAM (0.6 FTE)

Job description
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the context of a 3-year project on Privacy Management in Smart Cities, starting October 2017 or as soon as ...

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Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
22 uur


Job description

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the context of a 3-year project on Privacy Management in Smart Cities, starting October 2017 or as soon as possible. The project aims to investigate how cities and citizens manage the tension between safeguarding privacy versus expectations of higher efficiency, better living conditions and improved safety. The position is located in the Center of Excellence in Public Safety Management (CESAM).



We are searching for candidates with a strong academic background as well as experience in conducting research in close collaboration with practitioners. The successful candidate will be expected to take on the research and management aspects of the project, including the scientific and daily guidance of a PhD student. The ideal candidate should have a PhD in surveillance studies, psychology, sociology, politics or related fields. Excellent Dutch and English skills (oral and written) are essential, as the project requires close coordination with the City in Rotterdam, other Dutch organizations and citizens. The project work is envisioned to cover 0.6 fte (i.e., 3 days a week). Possibilities exist to increase the amount of days per week through teaching at the faculty and/or acquisition of grants. Participation in executive teaching is possible depending on the candidate’s interests and qualifications.


Conditions of employment

The gross monthly salary, depending on your education and experience, is between € 3,475, - and € 4,757, - (scale 11 of the CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten (CAO NU)) for full-time employment (1.0 FTE is 38 hours per week).

The salary includes several secondary benefits (such as a pension plan that is partially funded by the university, a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. Headhunter support for dual career couples is possible through the faculty.

Additional information

Additional information

Application Process

Preference will be given to applications submitted before 21st August 2017, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should send a complete package consisting of CV, motivation letter and concise research statement via email to Dr. P. Saskia Bayerl:

The Center of Excellence in Public Safety Management (CESAM) is a multi-disciplinary and end-user centric research group, located within the Rotterdam School of Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The center aims to deliver multidisciplinary, innovative business school driven research in the field of public safety with the mission to blend academic excellence with practical relevance. Its objectives are to connect groups and stakeholders that are usually unconnected and promote and foster the professional development and management of public safety organizations on a European level. It conducts national and international projects (e.g. in the context of the EU H2020 program) in collaboration with law enforcement agencies, police academies and industry partners.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 research-based business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programs.

Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and has Europe’s biggest port. It is vibrantly international, accommodating some 600,000 people (1.2 million in the greater metropolitan area) from 160 different countries. Its landscape is modern, with high rising towers and creative architecture. In addition to being an important business and logistics hub, the city also has an extensive cultural, restaurant, and entertainment scene. Rotterdam is the gateway to Europe, as Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, and many other great destinations can all be reached in a few hours. The capital city of Amsterdam is less than an hour away by train or car.

For more information, we refer to the websites of:

Center of Excellence in Public Safety Management:

Rotterdam School of Management:

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities as well as candidates with disabilities.


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