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Researcher Doughnut Economy & Citizenship for a sustainable Zuid Holland

Vacancy number
Job type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Placed on
21 June 2022
Closing date
1 July 2022 Vacancy closed

The Faculty of Science and Leiden Delft Erasmus Centre for Sustainability is looking for a :

Researcher Doughnut Economy & Citizenship for a sustainable Zuid Holland
Vacancy number: 22-409

Key responsibilities
•    Join an interdisciplinary group of (senior) academics from Leiden, Delft and Erasmus University.
•    Play a key role in working towards a manifesto as a call for action to support the sustainability transition in science and in practice.
•    Support the process of acquisition to expand the work on this topic.
•    Contribute to impact-driven research, combining a literature study, desk research, meetings and interviews in cities in Zuid Holland.
•    Mapping the variety of citizenship initiatives in Zuid Holland and establishing contacts with them 
•    Assessing how those initiatives deal with planetary boundaries and a social minimum
•    Exploring the potential of the Doughnut lens for improving institutional support for and impact of citizenship initiatives
•    Formulating key messages for a manifesto and mobilizing stakeholder support

Selection Criteria 
•    A completed MA or PhD (preferred) degree in any field with relevance to theme such as, but not limited to economy, geography, governance, urban studies, sustainability, design, etc.
•    Experience with and interest in working in interdisciplinary teams
•    Experience with acquisition of research grants is preferred
•    Intention to publish research results, for example as a conference paper 
•    Interest in various forms of science communication and impact, affinity with visual communication and design is appreciated
•    Flexible, proactive and independent
•    Ability to work with a team-spirit; 
•    High level of fluency in written and spoken English, preferably also in Dutch. 

Research at our faculty
The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability is an interdisciplinary research centre in which three universities join forces: Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam.  We work together to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy. 
We believe that this transition asks for a systematic and holistic research approach.  Researchers from different disciplines have work together. And we have to reach out to stakeholders from practice to understand the problems we have to tackle. That is why we have developed an open research format in our so called "Knowledge & Innovation Hubs." 
Our knowledge and innovation hubs form the core of our centre. A hub is an open research programme that connect master students, researchers, municipalities and businesses. We focus on the province of Zuid-Holland. We focus on three areas: cities, horticulture and industry. 
This research project contributes to the development of the Cities Hub. For more information see: https://www.centre-for-sustainability.nl/hubs/the-cities-hub

Terms and conditions  
You will be appointed via Job motion, University of Leiden. We offer a part-time (0.6-0.8 FTE), fixed-term post for approximately 6 months, with a salary range from €2847  to € 5230 gross per month based on a full time contract (pay scale 10-11  in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). 
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. 
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Enquiries (including questions concerning the envisioned starting or ending date of this position) can be made to  the scientific coordinator of the Cities Hub, Saskia Ruijsink, e-mail: s.m.ruijsink@tudelft.nl  telephone: +31 (0)6 18891438.
 If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact the Office Managers via sollicitaties@cml.leidenuniv.nl telephone: +31 (0)71 527 7461.

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to sollicitaties@cml.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number:
•    Your CV
•    Motivation letter 
Only applications received latest at 1 July 2022 can be considered.
We will inform you on 4 July  latest if you are selected for an interview. The interview is planned for 7 July 2022.

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