The Faculty and the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies
The Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies (GPIO) is embedded within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences , and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR ). The department is organized around four programme groups/disciplines : Urban Geographies; Political and Economic Geography; Urban Planning; and Governance and Inclusive Development. We welcome applications from candidates from these four, and from any related cognate disciplines. The successful candidates will be assigned to the disciplinary group that is most relevant to their own research profile. The department offers a BSc Human Geography and Planning (Dutch is language of instruction), a MSc Human Geography , a MSc Urban and Regional Planning , a MSc International Development Studies , a Research Master Urban Studies and a Research Master International Development Studies . (The MSc’s are all taught in English.)
The department combines research across human geography, planning and international development studies, with a shared emphasis on the spatiality of social, economic, and environmental processes. Our research tradition is characterised by its critical and publicly engaged approach to urgent socio-spatial issues. Our collective mission is to develop empirically grounded, conceptually innovative contributions to intellectual and societal debates, always informed by a sensitivity to the spatial dimension of social phenomena and processes. We focus on the intersections of social, built and natural environments, and emphasise the importance of deploying spatial concepts such as scale, place, territoriality, flows, networks, mobility and landscape to investigate the how and why of social issues. We are committed to mobilising our research expertise to address collective action problems and real-world challenges associated with pursuing equality, sustainability and economic development.
Given our emphasis on both theoretical development and societal relevance, our research ranges from more conceptual endeavours aimed at shifting academic debates, to more concrete, empirical policy-oriented projects. Many of these projects are developed together with local – such as the municipality of Amsterdam -, national and international– such as the UN – stakeholders, and actors in the Global North and the Global South. Across the department, our scholarship benefits from a commitment to methodological pluralism, and our research draws on a wide range of qualitative, quantitative and spatial methods, from ethnography and statistical analysis to action research and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
The department’s diverse, internationally-oriented staff plays active and influential roles in both academic and societal debates. Our strong international reputation, and impact is evidenced, in our consistently high scores in the widely-used QS global subject rankings (Development Studies ranked 17th and Geography 18th in 2020).
To work at the UvA is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.
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