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Postdoctoral researcher social inequality in education

Do you want to do quantitative empirical research on educational inequalities across countries and work in a team of PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers …

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Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3637 - € 4978 per maand


Do you want to do quantitative empirical research on educational inequalities across countries and work in a team of PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and faculty researchers? At the AISSR, part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for the Vici team directed by Herman van de Werfhorst. You will study the interplay of social and political climates and educational reforms in understanding how inequalities by socioeconomic origin and migration background are created.

As postdoctoral researcher you will write research papers to be submitted to international peer-reviewed journals using cross-national datasets combined with data on the political and cultural climate in societies, to understand when and how educational policy reforms can be effective in mitigating educational inequalities by socioeconomic or migration background. This will be done in collaboration with the project leader. You will also be involved in project activities and possibly some teaching activities. See the project website on Educational systems and the website of the Institutions, Inequalities and Life Courses research group for more detailed information.


What do we require of you?

You have:

  • a recent PhD in Sociology or a related field. Candidates whose manuscript has been approved by the committee at the start of the project can also apply;
  • demonstrable experience with doing advanced quantitative research, as evidenced by publications in English;
  • good writing skills.

You are:

  • experienced in statistical analysis preferably using Stata;
  • fluent in English;
  • good in team work;
  • an independent researcher.

What can we offer you?

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organisation. The social and behavioural sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

To work at the UvA is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.


The position concerns a temporary appointment of 38 hours per week for a term of two years. If the candidate proves suitable after six months we intend to extend the term of employment for a total duration of two years. The starting date is as soon as possible but no later than 1 September 2019.

Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum of €3,637 and a maximum of €4,978 gross per month based on a full-time appointment for a 38-hour working week (in keeping with scale 11, as per the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and end of year bonus. Because we value your continued personal development and professionalisation, we also offer excellent opportunities for study and development.

Additional information

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Does this profile sound like you? If so, we are eager to receive your CV and covering letter as a single PDF file. You can apply online by clicking on this link.

The deadline for applications is 13 February 2019. Interviews will take place on 26 February 2019.