Phd On The Influence Of Academic Work In Human Geography And Planning On The Dutch Spatial Order (1945-2000) (1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
December 01, 2023
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PhD on The Influence of Academic Work in Human Geography and Planning on

the Dutch Spatial Order (1945-2000) (1.0 FTE)

Job description We are looking for a PhD candidate who studies the historical impact of academic work in human geography and planning on the spatial order of the Netherlands. More specifically: what was the role of geographic research and geographer-planners in shaping ideas, practices, institutions and policies that made the modern Dutch urban and rural landscapes? And how were places of work, leisure and residence built and interconnected accordingly in the second half of the 20th century (1945-2000)?

Qualifications We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated team member who brings the following:


You will be offered a temporary position (1.0 FTE), initially for one year with an extension to a total of four years upon a successful assessment in the first year, and with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period. The gross salary ranges between €2,770 in the first year and €3,539 in the fourth year of employment (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

About the organization

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 strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

Additional information For more information about this position, please contact Dr Michiel van Meeteren (Assistant Professor) at [email protected]. Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

  • your motivation letter;
  • your full CV;
  • an official transcript of your grades during your Bachelor's and Master's studies as well as the diplomas;
  • your MA thesis; one name of a referee (for example thesis supervisor) who may be contacted for a letter of reference.
  • The first round of interviews will take place on December 12. A possible second round of interviews will take place on December 19.

    The application deadline is 01/12/2023

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