Posted on: 8 February, 2019
Application deadline: February 28, 2019

2 PhD vacancies STAYin(g)Rural, Von Thünen Institute in Braunschweig (Germany) and the Faculty of Spatial Sciences in Groningen (the Netherlands).

In the very exciting research project STAYin(g)Rural we currently have two PhD vacancies, one at the Von Thünen Institute in Braunschweig (Germany) and one at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences in Groningen (the Netherlands).

STAYin(g)Rural deals with Stayers in the Rural – Contemporary Life Course related Senses of Belonging, Mobility and Rural Community Participation. The project focuses on three life course stages: young adults, families with (young) children, and early retirement. It is a three year collaborative project with Northern Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands, funded by the Open Research Area (5th Call) in association with NWO The Netherlands, ESRC UK, and DFG Germany.

A mixed methods approach is employed which combines a questionnaire survey, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions in three peripheral and depopulating rural case study regions: east Groningen (Netherlands), south Tyrone (Northern Ireland) and south Lower Saxony (Germany).

The German PhD will focus on the post-retirement life course stage and must have German language skills. The Dutch PhD will focus on the young adults stage and must have Dutch language skills.

You’ll find the German job advert here: https://literatur.thuenen.de/stellenmarkt/19-030-LR_0.pdf

You’ll find the Dutch job advert here: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0006TUP