As a part of its Strategic Plan, the Faculty promotes multidisciplinary collaborations between psychology, sociology, pedagogy, educational sciences and teaching education in both teaching and research.
The Faculty has recently selected three broad research themes around which it wants to develop these multidisciplinary collaborations:
• Life-span learning and development
• Deficits, distress, disorders
• Individuals in society and organizations
We are currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher for the theme ‘Individuals in society and organizations’.
Within this theme we combine insights from sociology (norms and networks; institutions, organizations and sustainable cooperation), psychology (social psychology; organizational psychology; environmental psychology), pedagogics and educational sciences to approach the challenges people in modern society are facing. It is our goal to understand and tackle these major challenges, changes, and demands for resilience such as the rise of social tensions (e.g., terrorism, the influx of migrants, political polarization and protest, abusive leadership), the aging and diverse labour market, and climate change.
The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for developing this research theme together with current staff members. This includes bringing staff members together by organizing interdisciplinary meetings, workshops, and networking events; developing, conducting and publishing research relevant to this theme.
The postdoctoral researcher is expected to dedicate 80% of his or her time to research, and 20% to the administrative tasks of the research theme.
The postdoctoral researcher will be positioned in a research department that fits with their expertise and interests.
A PhD degree in one of the fields relevant for the research theme; a multidisciplinary background in more than one of these is a plus. Excellent communicative, organizational and methodological skills. Ability to collaborate in a research or teaching team and to take the lead in organizing collaborative work. Excellent project management skills. The ability to communicate orally and in written form in English (command of English C1 level) and command of Dutch or willingness to learn Dutch.
The University of Groningen offers a salary that will be between € 3,475 gross per month (scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities for a fulltime position) and € 4,757 gross per month (max. scale 11) based on the experience of the candidate plus a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The appointment will initially be for one year fulltime. In case of a positive performance evaluation, which will be held before the end of this first appointment, the position will be extended to another year fulltime.
Starting date: September 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Prof. dr. D.R. (René) Veenstra