Doctoral scholarship holder Sustainable mobility

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Oct 2022

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The Department of Transport and Regional Economics in the Faculty of Business Economics is looking for a full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the field of sustainable mobility

Position

  • You will work actively on the preparation of a PhD thesis on new mobility services. The PhD project entails reinforcing public transport systems through their smart integration with for example new mobility services, sharing schemes, active transport modes, and micromobility. You will work together with the city of Antwerp while collaborating with researchers from around Europe within an international project setting.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the classes on urban transport and regional economics.

Profile

  • You hold a Master degree in the fields of Transportation, Economics, (Business) Engineering or Geography.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision .
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies .
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You are open to engage with your peers, both in the Antwerp and the international setting.
  • You have excellent English writing and oral skills. Knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed for another two years.
  • The planned start date is 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts  for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance, and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • You will do most of your work at the Stadcampus in a dynamic and stimulating working environment in the city center of Antwerp, located in the heart of Western Europe.
  • You have the opportunity to present your research findings on international conferences.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here .

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 27 October 2022 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a motivation letter and your academic CV.
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions  or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be . If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Prof. Dr. Joris Beckers, joris.beckers@uantwerpen.be  .

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award  for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity  and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.


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