Gepubliceerd op 28-08-2023

Project Manager LDE Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity – Erasmus University Rotterdam

We are looking for a Project Manager to contribute to the development of the LDE GMD Research Center and the master specialization ‘Governance of Migration and Diversity.

Job description

LDE is a co-operation between Leiden University, Delft University and Erasmus University Rotterdam. This program has received funding from the three LDE partners and evolved into research centre LDE GMDOpent extern. Therefore, the LDE Research Center GMD is looking for a Project Manager, which will be mainly based at Erasmus University Rotterdam. However, the Project Manager will work for all partners within LDE GMD.

This position is an exciting opportunity to work towards a program of research, teaching and impact activities in collaboration with senior academic staff members of the LDE Center and its constituent departments at Leiden, Delft and Erasmus University.

The Project Manager will mainly be responsible for all management tasks in supporting an interdisciplinary and interuniversity research center. This implies that the primary tasks are related to the everyday management, organization, communication and administration of the center, as well as for coordination of the Master track collaboration GMD since the LDE program ‘Governance of Migration and Diversity’ (GMD) has been running a highly successful master specialisationOpent extern over the last years. The Project Manager will support activities related to the governance, social media communication and events organisation of LDE GMD (such as staff exchanges, joint teaching and training opportunities, conferences, seminars and symposia) that make the activities of the center visible.

Importantly, this position contains various developmental opportunities to grow in more education and research (support) roles, for which a highly stimulating environment is provided.

While the Project Manager will mainly be active in the support and organizing activities to build up LDE GMD, there are many opportunities for self-initiated activities to boost the impact of the center. In that regard, the Project Manager will cooperate with LDE colleagues and in close contact with the Managing and Academic Directors.


The successful candidate for this position has:

  • An international profile with work expertise in the field of diversity, migration, governance and inequality;
  • A Master degree in social sciences, such a geography, sociology, history, planning, public administration, policy studies or other relevant disciplines, with an eye for international migration processes and their consequences;
  • Strong operational and management skills in the development and design of education and research;
  • Experience in organizing (public, professional and academic) research meetings;
  • Strong communicative skills, both in speech and in writing to actively disseminate content;
  • Experience with network management of academic stakeholders and societal partners;
  • Ambition to grow in educational and research activities;
  • A preparedness to master the Dutch language;
  • The ability to start between 01-11-2023 and 01-12-2023.

Conditions of employment

Internationally-oriented and varied work within an enthusiastic team, with attractive fringe benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU).

Your initial employment term will be one year. Your initial employment term will be 01-11-2023 to 01-11-2024. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of €3226 to a maximum of € 5090 gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with scale 10 of the CAO-NU. In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.

 Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on payroll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

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.

Additional information

For more information about EUR and the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, please visit www.eur.nl/essb.

For additional information about this specific vacancy, please contact Mark van Ostaijen via email: vanostaijen@essb.eur.nl

Apply procedure

You are very welcome to send your application letter to application.dpas@essb.eur.nl with your CV with the subject ‘Project manager LDE’. The deadline for applications is 18/09/2023.

Internal candidates enjoy a priority position with respect to external candidates.

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