Postdoctoral Researcher on Gendered Mobilities

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 a project on gendered mobilities.

The Department is a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars sharing a focus on studying the spatiality of societal processes. Its research tradition is characterized by its critical and publicly engaged approach to urgent socio-spatial issues. It has four program groups focusing on research along (sub)disciplinary lines: Urban Geographies, Geographies of Globalisations, Urban Planning, and Governance and Inclusive Development. The postdoctoral researcher will be embedded in the Urban Planning group and is welcome to engage with other communities and networks at the Department and beyond, including.

However, as a postdoctoral researcher candidate will conduct research on gender-related exclusion in urban mobility, investigating how it is maintained and challenged. The research specifically focuses on the epistemic dimensions of gender insensitivity in urban mobility policy and planning.

Duration: 2 years

Starting Date: February 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.


  • Conduct research on gender-insensitive mobility policy and planning;
  • Perform literature review and conduct fieldwork using a range of qualitative methods of data collection;
  • (Co-)write academic articles for submission to international peer-reviewed journals in such fields as human geography, planning, urban studies, and mobilities research.


The Postdoctoral Researcher on Gendered Mobilities:

  • A minimum salary of €3974 and a maximum of €5439 gross per month depending on experience
  • an extensive package of secondary benefits, including an 8% 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 this position is someone with:

  • A PhD degree in human geography, planning, sociology, science and technology studies, or a related social science discipline (must be acquired by the start of the employment);
  • Demonstrable research experience in one or more of the following areas: mobilities, inclusive cities, gender inequalities, feminist geographies;
  • 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.

The candidate also

  • is familiar with “the new mobilities paradigm”, critical mobilities research, and feminist geographies;
  • enjoys doing interdisciplinary research and exploring new disciplinary approaches to familiar objects of study;
  • has an interest in how practices of knowledge production and use shape mobility policy and planning;
  • cares about mobility justice and inclusive cities;
  • enjoys collaborative research and writing.

Application Process

Applications in one combined .pdf file should include:

  • a curriculum vitae (please include names and e-mail addresses of two referees who may be approached by the selection committee);
  • a letter of motivation;
  • a writing sample (preferably a published academic paper).

Deadline: November 21, 2022.

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