PhD Candidate, for research in the project Sustainability Transformations in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining
The Institute of Cultural Anthropology Development Sociology (CA-OS) is looking for a PhD candidate who will be doing research in the project Sustainability …
- Wassenaarseweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 uur
- € 2222 - € 2840 per maand
The Institute of Cultural Anthropology Development Sociology (CA-OS) is looking for a PhD candidate who will be doing research in the project Sustainability Transformations in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining: A Multi-Actor and Trans-Regional Perspective.
The candidate will develop a research project, which will consider a transformative approach to sustainability in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining. Empirical research will be conducted in Uganda. This PhD position will be in the context of NORFACE-funded research project, which takes a trans-continental and transnational approach to sustainability tracking between South America, West Africa and East Africa (https://www.norface.net/project/st-asgm-sustainability-transformations-in-artisanal-and-small-scale-gold-mining-a-multi-actor-and-trans-regional-perspective/). The PhD candidate will be supervised by Professor Peter Pels and Dr Sabine Luning. Graduation will take place in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
- Completed Master degree in anthropology and/or sociology, with excellent grades and demonstrated research interest in sustainability and/or extractivism and Sub-Saharan Africa;
- Excellent writing and presentation skills in English;
- Demonstrated research experience;
- Ability and willingness to carry out empirical research and stay for extended periods in Uganda;
- Keen interest in interdisciplinary social scientific research methods and approaches, including participatory research.
The appointment as a PhD student will be for a period of four years (initially for a period of one year with an extension of three years after positive evaluation of progress and skills development) leading to the successful completion of a PhD thesis. The appointment will be under the terms of the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) of Dutch Universities. The gross monthly salary is set on €2,222 in the first year, increasing to €2,840 gross per month in the final year.
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %) and training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.
Enquiries can be made to Dr Sabine Luning, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit online your application no later than 15 August 2018 via the blue button of our application system. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a CV.
Interviews are scheduled for the beginning of September. The candidate should take up the PhD-position no later than 1 November 2018.
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.