gaming methodology (1.0 FTE)
Job description Climate, energy, nitrogen, and housing crises force societies to make urgent and drastic spatial choices against an ever-increasing scarcity of land. Policymakers have been using spatial designs to address these spatial challenges, employing appealing imaginations of the future to depict changes in the physical environment. These designs are crucial in articulating ambitions for spatial outcomes, but insufficient in bringing about the required spatial transitions, as transitions presuppose institutional changes as well. However, the working of new institutions is sometimes hard to imagine. One example is the institution of a land value tax (grondbelasting). Many academics have advocated this tax; it is considered the least disruptive tax for the economy, it is ‘just', and it could target several problems, such as housing affordability and unsustainable land use. However, it is often readily dismissed as being too complex. A lack of imagination seems to be responsible for that.
Qualifications You are an enthusiastic and motivated researcher who has:
Offer We offer 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 €2,541 in the first year and €3,247 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 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. Additional information For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Martijn van den Hurk (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.
The application deadline is 28/05/2023