Gepubliceerd op 06-06-2017

Vacature: Post-Doc Researcher “Financial Atlas of the Netherlands” (Deadline 15 juni)

Post-Doc Researcher “Financial Atlas of the Netherlands” (1.0 FTE)

The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint a post-doc researcher for the project “The Dynamics of Inclusive Finance in the Netherlands, 1750-1970”, funded by means of an NWO VICI grant awarded to Prof. Dr. Oscar Gelderblom. The Post-doc will be working on the project “A Financial Atlas of the Netherlands”.

The aim of this postdoc project is to develop analytical tools to describe, explain, and visualize the financial development of the Netherlands from 1850 to 1970. More specifically, the project analyzes the social and geographic diffusion of financial institutions. We want to know to what extent the use of particular financial services depended on the wealth and income of households and firms? And we want to know how the distance to greater and smaller financial centers influenced the financial institutions people used. With the answers to these questions we can create a Financial Atlas of the Netherlands in the 20th century that shows how the financial behavior of Dutch households and firms evolved over time and across space.

A successful post-doc should preferably have:

  • a PhD in History, Economics, or any another relevant discipline;
  • demonstrable affinity with the scope of the project;
  • knowledge and experience with data-driven digital methods and techniques
  • strong analytical skills and the ability to think in structures;
  • excellent command of English, both written and orally;
  • experience with archival research;
  • strong writing skills;
  • capacity to work both as a creative and independent researcher and as part of a multidisciplinary project team.

The positions can be offered for 1,0 FTE for the duration of 30 months, starting 1 August 2017. The appointment is for an initial period of 9 months which, after a satisfactory first period, will be extended by another 21 months (2.5 years in total). The gross salary ranges between €3,191 in the first year, ending at €3,427 in the third year (scale 10 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment.

Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.

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Aanvullende informatie
A brief summary of the VICI project is available on the NWO website  

Enquiries can be made to Oscar Gelderblom, o.gelderblom@uu.nl. An extended research description is available upon request.

Written applications should address each of the criteria mentioned under qualifications, and include the following documents:

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • research proposal (600 – 1,200 words);
  • copy of relevant diplomas and grades;
  • copy of a recent academic publication (max. 30 pages)
  • names and contact details of two referees.
  • Candidates who make the shortlist will be invited for an interview. These may be conducted in person in Utrecht or via Skype. 

Interviews are scheduled to take place in the week of 3 July 2017.

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