Junior researcher – Project “Learning for Equality in Rotterdam” (0.6 fte)

Erasmus University Rotterdam


December 23, 2021


Junior researcher – Project “Learning for Equality in Rotterdam” (0.6 fte) Junior researcher – Project “Learning for Equality in Rotterdam” (0.6 fte) Published Deadline Location

yesterday 5 Dec Rotterdam

We are looking for a highly motivated junior research to contribute to the project “Communicating and improving students' interdisciplinary engagement with social (in)justice” and join the editorial team of the “Learning for Equality in Rotterdam” website (https: // www. eur.nl/en/research/research- areas/learning-equality), starting January 3rd 2022.

Job description

“Communicating and improving students' interdisciplinary engagement with social (in)justice” is a project funded by Erasmus University's Community for Learning and Innovation (CLI) and is sponsored by EUR's Vital Cities and Citizens initiative.

A key component of the research project is the online platform “Learning for Equality in Rotterdam.” This recently launched website brings together assignments about social in/equalities in Rotterdam, produced by students from different EUR faculties. It also includes short video clips about the courses where students produce these assignments. For more information about the project and how the editorial team works, you can listen to this podcast: https: // open.spotify.com/episode/08mcOe543Zo0Zkrf6QshQZ

Research tasks

  • Review relevant academic literature on relevant interdisciplinary pedagogical efforts.
  • Trace, document, and reflect on the editorial processes associated to the development and pedagogical value of the Learning for Equality platform, with the aim of contributing to relevant academic literature.
  • Engage in editorial tasks to identify, select, collect, and prepare material to include on the website (assignments, videos about courses, and possibly new content types). Part of the preparation may eventually involve the translation of texts from Dutch to English and vice versa.
  • Establish interdisciplinary contacts with lecturers, EUR students, and illustrators, artists, audiovisual producers, and other collaborators within and outside EUR.
  • Contribute with new ideas to improve the site and its value for multiple actors within and outside the university.
  • Help further improve and implement an ethics protocol to minimize any negative consequences of publishing the assignments (protecting student- authors and their sources).
  • Help promote the project on social media and other online and offline channels.
  • Help organize social events, which will bring together various parties involved (including lecturers, student-authors, and collaborators).
  • Specifications
  • max. 24 hours per week
  • €2836—€4474 per month
  • Rotterdam View on Google Maps
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


    The ideal candidate…

  • should have completed a Master programme in a relevant field (including, but not limited to Media Studies, Sociology, Gender Studies, Anthropology, Arts and Culture Studies).
  • has basic knowledge and a sensibility towards issues of social difference and social justice and can demonstrate competencies in talking and writing about these issues from a critical perspective.
  • be willing and interested in working in a small collaborative team.
  • has strong analytical and writing skills, as well as basic experience with online content production.
  • is proficient in both Dutch and English language (non-native speakers have to meet the C1-standards of the Common European Framework (CEF)).
  • Conditions of employment

    Employment is intended from January 3rd, 2022 to August 31, 2022 for 0,6 fte. (3 days/week) at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. The conditions of employment correspond with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Salary is subject to training and experience and corresponds to Scale 10 NU, with a minimum of € 2.836 and a maximum of € 4.474 gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract.

    Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and 41 annual leave days in case of a full work week. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we also offer partially paid parental leave. Moreover, EUR staff members are allowed to make use of the EUR facilities, including the Erasmus sports centre and the University Library.

    Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

    Employer Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded. www. eur.nl

    Department Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

    Additional information can be obtained through the following links:

    About Learning for Equality in Rotterdam

    About the Erasmus University Rotterdam

    About the Community for Learning and Innovation

    About the Vital Cities and Citizens Initiative

    About the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

    About the Erasmus Research Centre in Media, Communication and Culture

    Additional information

    Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from the project lead, dr. Isabel Awad (awad@eshcc.eur.nl).

    Making minds matter

    Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is a highly ranked, international university, based in the dynamic and diverse city of Rotterdam, with its port acting as a gateway to the world.

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