Junior Researcher: Just Sustainability Transitions in Cities

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (ESSB) is looking for a motivated junior researcher to contribute to research, education, and engagement activities on the theme of just sustainability transitions.

The candidate will be part of the Vital Cities and Citizens initiative under the sub-theme Sustainable and Just Cities, a research initiative part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Specifically, they will be working on the Research Network on Just Sustainability Transitions in Cities (JUSTRA-Cities), a research project that aims to deepen, translate, and connect knowledge and practice on just sustainability transitions in and around cities.


As the just sustainability transitions junior researcher, the candidate will mainly work on:

  • Translocal networks database
  • Coordinating the Wiki on Sustainable Just Cities
  • Event series & publication series including social media


  • The salary ranges from a minimum of € 2.846,- to a maximum of € 4.490,- gross per month on a full-time basis dependent on experience and knowledge.
  • In addition, they offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid leave scheme.
  • Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and they offer partially paid parental leave, and fully paid extended birth leave for partners.
  • They also offer a personal career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate for this position must:

  • Have a Master’s degree in social sciences, in the field of social change, sustainability, justice, urban development, innovation, and/or other related fields;
  • Have affinity and ideally at least one year of experience with the topics of sustainability, justice, transitions, transformation, social innovation, and/or related themes;
  • Are comfortable writing academic and non-academic publications in English (native or C1 level required);
  • Have experience in organizing and facilitating online meetings and impactful webinars;
  • Are an ambitious problem-solver and critical thinker;
  • Know about communication strategies and are comfortable working with social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn;
  • Are proactive, collaborative, and can work independently;
  • Are curious and not afraid to dive into a subject or learn a new digital tool (video-editing; knowledge on Wikimedia is a big plus, but not a requirement)
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Application Process

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Application Deadline: July 07, 2022.

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