Postdoctoral Researcher on Gendered Mobilities at UVA

The Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the project ‘Gendered Mobilities’.

As postdoctoral researchers, they will conduct research on gender-related exclusion in urban mobility, investigating how it is maintained and challenged through urban planning, policy, and activism. The research specifically focuses on the epistemic dimensions of these processes – how ignoring the experiences of women and gender minorities leads to gender-insensitive urban mobility policy and planning. They will work under the supervision of Dr. Anna Nikolaeva: they will conduct fieldwork, co-write articles for academic journals, and possibly help organize a few small-scale sessions on the subject. Please note that you will work on a project with already defined objectives and approaches (shortlisted candidates will receive the project description). There is some room for discussion of methods and sites of fieldwork to make sure that the project draws on your strengths (languages, networks, experience with specific methods, etc.).


  • Conduct research on the epistemic dimensions of gender-insensitive mobility policy and urban planning;
  • Conduct fieldwork using qualitative methods of data collection;
  • Co-write academic articles for submission to international peer-reviewed journals in such fields as human geography, urban planning, urban studies and mobilities research;
  • Help organise a few events with scholars and practitioners.


A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities

  • The minimum salary is €4332 and the maximum salary is €5929 gross per month;
  • % holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • a position in which initiative and input are highly valued;
  • an enthusiastic and warm team that is open to new colleagues;
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.
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Job Requirements

The ideal candidate for Postdoctoral Researcher on Gendered Mobilities will

  • Have successfully obtained (or will shortly obtain) a PhD in human geography, planning, sociology, science and technology studies, or a related social science discipline (the PhD thesis must be approved for defense by the start date);
  • Demonstrated research experience in one or more of the following areas: mobilities, inclusive cities, gender inequalities, feminist geographies;
  • Have experience with using qualitative research methods;
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in international academic journals;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (C2);
  • Ability to work collaboratively, but also independently.

Application Process

The application should include a:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • an academic writing sample in English.

To apply for Postdoctoral Researcher on Gendered Mobilities at UVAclick here.

Deadline: October 03, 2023.

For more information on Postdoctoral Researchers on Gendered Mobilities at UVA, visit the official site.