Post-Doctoral Researcher Reintegrate Project, Nigeria Country Case

The Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher within the framework of the European Research Council project “Reintegrate: Reintegration Governance”.

The Reintegrate project is funded for five years (2021-2026). The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be part of a research team led by Dr. Katie Kuschminder inclusive of 1 Post-Doctoral Researcher and 1 PhD candidate. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be responsible for carrying out research and conducting a policy analysis of reintegration in Nigeria.

The Reintegrate project will study the governance of how return migrants are reintegrated into societies upon their return. The project will develop a conceptual understanding of what is reintegration governance, its implementation, and effectiveness, and a new theoretical model of how different forms of reintegration governance shape returnees’ reintegration experiences and outcomes.


The core tasks of the successful candidate will be to complete the Reintegrate Project case study analysis of Nigeria.

This will include:

  • conducting a policy analysis of reintegration-related policies in Nigeria;
  • planning and implementing interviews in Nigeria with a minimum of 30 key stakeholders;
  • planning and implementing interviews in Nigeria with a minimum of 60 return migrants;
  • analysing the collected data;
  • contributing to comparative analysis of the Reintegrate project;
  • writing two journal articles from the case analysis;
  • contributing to regular team meetings and other project activities.

Duration: 18 Months


The Post-Doctoral Researcher Reintegrate Project, Nigeria Country Case will receive:

  • A gross monthly salary of € 3974, depending on past education and relevant work experience
  • a generous holiday allowance and a year-end bonus.
  • Parental leave is standard for 16 weeks.
  • Applicants from abroad can be eligible for the 30% tax incentive scheme
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Job Requirements

They encourage applicants who meet the following qualifications to apply:

  • A completed doctoral thesis related to migration studies;
  • A demonstrated expertise in the field of reintegration;
  • Demonstrated interview and research experience in Nigeria;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with vulnerable groups;
  • The ability to work both as an independent professional and as a team player;
  • The ability to solve problems and a solutions-oriented approach;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills.

Application Process

Interested applicants are welcome to send a complete application form to the University of

Amsterdam’s online recruitment portal and should include:

  • A letter, with a motivation for applying;
  • Curriculum Vitae, including

(i) past work experience and qualifications (conducting qualitative research and demonstrated experience in Nigeria),

(ii) research interest(s), and

(iii) a list of publications;

  • One/Two writing samples;
  • A list of two referees.

Deadline: April 09, 2023.

For more information on the Post-Doctoral Researcher Reintegrate Project, Nigeria Country Case, visit the official site.

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