PhD student An intersectional approach to women working in STEM

About the function

  • You will conduct research with the goal of writing a doctoral dissertation within the domain of inclusive and sustainable work. The research topic is defined in collaboration with the PhD supervisor and focuses on women working in the STEM-field, with a focus on intersectional dynamics and an awareness for issues related to wellbeing and inclusion. 

  • You will conduct research using qualitative research methods, write scientific research articles (in English) and actively partake in (inter)national conferences.  

  • You will be part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary research team with a wide international network. As our new colleague, you will help the team achieve its goals and growth ambitions, and contribute to extending regional and international networks. 

  • You will be involved in some limited teaching tasks of the capacity group BCL, for example by supervising master thesis students or supporting courses. 

  • You develop your professional and academic competences, for example by participating in the Doctoral School of Behavioral Sciences & Humanities.

About you

  • Master's degree in Business Economics, Management, Gender and Diversity, (labour)Psychology, (labour)Sociology (or equivalent)
    Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
  • You work independently, results-oriented and have excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • You have a critical attitude and are eager to learn
  • You have strong oral and written communication skills in English.
  • You work well in a team.
  • You have a demonstrable interest in diversity and inclusion, and/or STEM.
  • Ideally, you have experience with conducting qualitative research.

Our offer

You will be appointed and paid as PhD student.
We offer you a full-time appointment in a fixed-term contract (2×2 years, after positive mid-term evaluation). You can start in September 2023.

Apply for this position

The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file, an interview and a test lesson / presentation.
The interviews with presentation are currently scheduled for 1 & 2 August

Apply now
Apply up to 12.07.2023

Question about this vacancy?

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Prof. dr. Eline JAMMAERS

Tenure Track Assistant Professor