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Utrecht University's Faculty of Humanities is looking for a Postdoc position in the Horizon2020 project “Integrity” (0.8 FTE). Are you interested? Then please …
The faculty of Geosciences of Utrecht University has a PhD position ‘Sustainable Energy Transitions in African Cities’ vacant. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research’s Science for Global Development program (NWO-WOTRO) recently granted a four-year research project: ‘Coping with Urban and Infrastructural Heterogeneity: Sustainable Energy Transitions in Tanzania and Mozambique’. We invite applications for a PhD position within this project. You will be studying diverse energy constellations in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Maputo (Mozambique), assess their sustainability and governance conditions.
As a PhD candidate, you will be conducting a literature study, data collection and analyses in both cities, writing academic papers, presenting results at workshops and conferences, and writing your thesis. Next, you will be contributing to the valorisation of the study findings by, for example, translating the findings into sustainability assessment tools and governance guidelines for the participating urban and international stakeholders.The PhD project will be part of the Urban Futures research program of the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University in close collaboration with Ardhi University in Dar es Salaam and Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Royal Haskoning DHV. You will be collaborating and communicating regularly with two postdoctoral researchers who are based in Dar es Salaam and Maputo, as well as policy makers and utility companies in these cities.
You are an enthusiastic and motivated PhD candidate who has:
The candidate is offered a full-time position for one year. After a positive evaluation of the initial appointment the extension of the contract should lead to a doctorate thesis (maximum of four years in total).Employment conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. Based on the experience and qualifications of the candidate, the gross monthly salary is between € 2,222 and € 2,840 (PhD salary scale) on a full-time basis (38 hours per week). The salary is supplemented by a holiday allowance of 8% per year and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. We offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions. International candidates moving to the Netherlands might be eligible for a tax-free allowance equivalent to 30% of the gross salary. You'll find more information about Working at Utrecht University here.
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes and the university is committed to a strategic orientation on four overarching themes including ‘Pathways to Sustainability’ and ‘Institutions for Open Societies’. Within the Pathways to Sustainability theme a transdisciplinary research hub on cities of the future is currently being developed focusing on urban infrastructure transitions from an international perspective.
Utrecht University has been ranked first nationally in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities, and 47th globally. The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old centre and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.