Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology of Migration / Family

Radboud University


Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology of Migration/Family

  • 32 - 40 hours per week

  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 4,978

  • Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Job level: PhD

  • Duration of the contract: 3 years

  • Application deadline: 2 February 2020



We are looking for

The Sociology department at Radboud University seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to further strengthen its research in either the domain of migration and integration issues or in the domain of family sociology. Possible areas of research within the migration and integration domain are attitudes towards migration and minority groups; integration processes; and demographic changes and consequences. Possible areas of research within the family sociology domain are marriage,divorce and complex families; partner selection and partner influences; and parent-child relationships. We invite the candidate to develop a relevant research idea in either domain.

You will be expected to:

  • Perform and publish top-quality research on the topic of social inequality.

  • Prepare a proposal to be submitted for funding.

  • Collaborate with researchers from the Sociology Department and with external scholars.

  • Perform a small teaching task in collaboration with a staff member (0.2 or 0.3 FTE).

  • Be an inspiring member of our staff.


We ask


  • A PhD degree in sociology, or an associated social science field (political science, educational sciences, gender studies, communication sciences). If you are close to completing your PhD, please state the defence date.

  • An excellent track record in scientific research, as evidenced by publications in international academic journals.

  • Good social, communication and organisational skills.

  • Knowledge of, and familiarity with, advanced research methods and techniques.

  • Preferably experience in the acquisition of external funding.

  • Expertise in teaching at an academic level.


We are


The position will be embedded in the Sociology department of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The research in this position will align with the research programme of the Radboud Social Cultural Research institute (RSCR). The faculty's ambition is to become one of the top social science institutes in Europe, providing high-quality research and study programmes that rank among the best in the Netherlands. The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest faculty at Radboud University, with a total of around 4,500 students spread over three educational institutions.

The overall aim of the RSCR is to contribute innovative knowledge to the scientific and social community by performing comparative research. The rationale behind this focus on comparative research is that it puts societal phenomena and processes into perspective and therefore provides insights into, and explanations of similarities and differences. RSCR consists of two research groups in (a) sociology and (b) cultural anthropology and development studies respectively. Both groups host researchers from the Gender & Diversity group.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!


We offer

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.

  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 4.978 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11).

  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.

  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

  • Duration of the contract: 3 years.

  • The intended start date is 1 April 2020.

  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.

  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?


Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:

Prof. dr. Ellen Verbakel, Head of department of Sociology

Tel.: + 31 24 3613013/2042


Prof. dr. Gerbert Kraaykamp, Director RSCR


Apply directly

Please address your application to Prof. dr. Ellen Verbakel and submit it, using the application button, no later than 2 February 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.

  • CV.

The first round of interviews will take place on 24 February 2020.


We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.

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