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Assistant Professor, Population/Development Studies

Posted: 2/12/2019 (Employment)

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen is looking for an Assistant Professor in Population/ Development Studies. The Faculty of Spatial Sciences consists of approximately 100 members of staff, 100 PhD students and around 1000 undergraduate students. We focus on high quality teaching and research in the fields of social and economic geography, demography, and spatial planning. With a single collective research theme of ‘towards Wellbeing, Innovation and Spatial Transformation’ (tWIST), it is our mission to produce research, which is world-leading, distinctive, and policy-relevant. With two bachelor and eight master programmes, we provide a wide range of courses within the fields of geography and spatial sciences.
The Department of Demography contributes to the bachelor programme of Human Geography and Planning and the master programme Population Studies. The Department’s research is centred around Population and Wellbeing in Context. We continuously renew our research and educational programmes, for example by incorporating innovative digital developments.

Job description
As an Assistant Professor, you will contribute to teaching, research and management tasks. Your main teaching tasks will be in bachelor and master courses related to population and development studies and qualitative methods, and in supervising master and/or bachelor theses. Other teaching tasks could depend on your expertise. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a colleague who is eager to work in an interdisciplinary team that uses qualitative as well as quantitative methods and works on the Global South as well as the Global North. To complement the expertise of our current team, the candidate should contribute to the department’s research and teaching with regard to inequality and inequity in the context of population issues, as well as qualitative research methods. The Assistant Professor will invest 60% of his/her time in teaching and management and 40% in research (including PhD supervision).

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Deadline: 03/17/2019

Location: Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen