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Department: Institute of Development Policy (IOB)
Let's shape the future - University of Antwerp
The University of Antwerp is a dynamic, forward-thinking, European university.
We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20000 students, conduct
pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in
society. We are one of the largest, most international and most innovative
employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different
countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top
scientific research, we push back boundaries and set a course for the future –
a future that you can help to shape.
The Institute of Development Policy (IOB) is looking for a full-time
(100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the field of development studies.
You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in
the field of development studies. The PhD project will use mixed methods
to deepen our knowledge of refugee economies, including by examining how
governments, international organisations, and NGOs can contribute to
improving refugees' socio-economic outcomes and increasing their
resilience to shocks, for example by reshaping traditional humanitarian
aid programs or by encouraging refugees' labour market participation,
entrepreneurship, and social integration.
You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks
for the Institute of Development Policy (IOB).
You hold a Master degree in economics, development studies, or a related
field (or you will have obtained it by the time you start work).
You can demonstrate excellent study results.
Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp's
Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university
You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
You have the necessary skills to undertake mixed-method research and have
strong knowledge of impact evaluation methods and statistical analysis.
You can demonstrate an interest in refugee/migration studies.
You are willing to undertake fieldwork in refugee contexts.
What we offer
We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years. Following a
positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed for another two years.
The planned start date is 1st of September 2023 or as soon as possible
after that date.
Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship
amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract
Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel , BAP).
You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance, and a
bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for
You will do most of your work at the Institute of Development Policy
(IOB, Stadscampus building S) in a dynamic and stimulating working
Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.
Want to apply?
You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp's online
job application platform up to and including 15 May 2023 (by midnight
Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the online
application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a
motivation letter, your academic CV, and a writing sample in English.
The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as
possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been
made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
Please make a note of the following dates: 26 May 2023 (interview).
If you have any questions about the online application form, please check
the frequently asked questions or send an email to [email protected] If
you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Olivier
Sterck, Associate Professor, [email protected]
The University of Antwerp received the European Commission's HR Excellence
in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly
organisation which invests in its employees' growth. We encourage diversity
and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal
opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity,
religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from
diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.