Phd Position On Air Pollution And Its Socio-Economic And Health Consequences In Dutch Cities, 1850-1950 (4 Years, 1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
June 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:€2541
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
PhD position on Air pollution and its socio-economic and health

consequences in Dutch cities, 1850-1950 (4 years, 1.0 FTE)

Job description Utrecht University's economic and social history group has an exciting opportunity for a PhD candidate to work on a project titled “Air pollution and its socio-economic and health consequences in Dutch cities, 1850-1950”. This PhD position is part of the interdisciplinary UU PhD programme of the Faculty of Humanities, funded by the administrative agreement (‘bestuursakkoord') between the Ministry of OCW and the universities.


We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • A (nearly completed) Master's degree in economic history, or a related field (such as economics or environmental sciences);
  • Strong quantitative and data analysis skills;
  • Experience or interest in GIS and record linkage techniques;
  • Experience or interest in archival research;
  • Affinity with environmental sciences, health, and/or socioeconomic issues;
  • A drive to publish and write a dissertation;
  • Enthusiasm for working interdisciplinary and collaborating with others;
  • Excellent command of English in speech and academic writing skills;
  • Willingness to learn sufficient Dutch language skills to process Dutch primary sources.
  • Offer

    You will be offered a temporary position (1.0 FTE), initially for 18 months 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 €2541 in the first year and €3241 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.

    Employment will become effective on 1 September 2023 or, by mutual agreement, shortly thereafter.

    About the organization

    Sharing science, shaping tomorrow. 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 Sustainability. You can watch the Utrecht University Campus Tour to get an impression of our university.

    Additional information

    For more information about this position, please contact Swantje Falcke (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.

  • A cover letter including an explanation of your interest in the position, your research focus, and how your background prepares you for the position (approx. 500 words);
  • A short proposal how you would carry out the PhD project (approx. 400 words);
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A writing sample (e.g. your Master's thesis).
  • Candidates who make the shortlist will be invited for an interview. These may be conducted in person in Utrecht of online. Interviews are scheduled on 26 or 28 June.

    The application deadline is 15/06/2023

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news