Tenure Track Position in Urban Studies at the Department of Sociology in the University of Amsterdam

The Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Urban Studies beginning in August 2016.  A successful candidate for this position must have a demonstrated research agenda that has the potential to lead to external funding. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, we are a Ph.D. granting department with a research active faculty and a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body. The University of Amsterdam is among the leading universities in Europe.

The new assistant professor will be embedded in the program group ‘Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference’, and be active in urban sociology and urban studies. S/he is currently expected to spend 60 percent of the time on teaching (both sociology in general and urban sociology in particular), and 40 percent on research. Both activities include administrative tasks and services to the academic community.

You can learn more about our department c.q. the program group at http://aissr.uva.nl/research/programme-groups/content/political-sociology/political-sociology.html[aissr.uva.nl]

More details about the position can be found at


Applications by email only. These should include:

– a concise statement of motivation (1 page max.);

– CV and list of publications;

– a statement outlining research plans (2 pages max.);

– a statement outlining teaching philosophy (1 page max.) and

– a list of three referees.

At this stage of the procedure, do not send letters of reference or proofs of your academic writing. All documents should be collected and sent as one single pdf email attachment with your name in the title to application-soc-fmg@uva.nl. Please mention ‘UD Urban Studies Application’ in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is 25 November 2015.

For  more information about this position, feel free to contact  j.c.rath@uva.nl


University of Amsterdam
Department of Sociology
Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
Center for Urban Studies
Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES)