Senior Researcher in International Migration and/or Immigrant Integration at NIDI - KNAW- The Hague

Location: Den Haag
Max hours per week: 38,00
Salary: 4,332 - 8,815
Duration of agreement: Optionally indefinite
Apply until: 1 September 2024



Are you passionate about groundbreaking research on international migration and immigrant integration? Do you want to develop your own line of research in a renowned institution? At NIDI, we are seeking an excellent scholar with strong quantitative-statistical skills and a proven track record in the broad field of international migration and/or the incorporation of immigrants and their children. We are looking for an inspiring leader with the ambition to carry out exceptional scientific research while enthusiastically training the next generation of PhDs and Postdocs.

What you will be doing 

  • Publish high-quality papers in the field of immigration and/or immigrant incorporation in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Acquire research funding.
  • Supervise PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers.
  • Participate in and present at (inter-)national scientific meetings.
  • Disseminate knowledge for a broader audience.
  • Shape the future of NIDI by being an active and inspiring part of the NIDI staff.
  • Develop a network of national and international cooperative relationships.


What you will be bringing

We’re looking for a candidate with the following background:

  • A PhD degree in demography, population studies, sociology, economics, human geography or other social science discipline, with at least 3 years of academic experience post-degree.
  • A strong track record of international publications in the broad field of international migration and/or immigrant incorporation.
  • Proven success in obtaining (inter-)national competitive grants.
  • Experience supervising PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Excellent social, communicative and leadership skills.
  • Excellent skills in quantitative methods, statistics and programming (Stata, R).
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Knowledge of Dutch is an advantage, but not required.
  • Experience with outreach activities and public engagement.
  • A prominent network of national and/or international cooperative relationships.


What do we offer?

You’ll work at NIDI, a research institute that is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, ‘The Academy’) and affiliated with the University of Groningen. NIDI is celebrated for its interdisciplinary social science research on contemporary population issues. Our institute, housing about 70 scholars, is furthermore known for pioneering research, international orientation, a supportive atmosphere, collaborative and inclusive culture, and superior data infrastructure. The working environment is highly international, and NIDI provides ample opportunities for training and development. NIDI actively engages with policymakers and stakeholders through regular policy briefings. 

As a Senior Researcher, you will be part of the Department of Migration and Migrants at NIDI, a dynamic team of approximately 15 senior and junior scientists (PhDs and Postdocs). We study a broad variety of topics related to migration and migrants, such as the causes of international migration and future scenarios, forced displacement, the integration of immigrants and their descendants into their new environments (e.g., intergroup relations, discrimination, segregation, inequality), as well as the impact of migration on the regions and societies from which migrants originate. Our team frequently holds meetings to discuss papers and welcomes both domestic and international guest speakers. It also serves as a hospitable venue for visiting scholars and students pursuing internships. 


More Information

For additional information you may contact Prof. dr. F. (Frank) van Tubergen (tubergen[at] 
Application procedure

Candidates are invited to submit their application in English. Applications should include: 

  • Letter of motivation (max 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, grants, supervision, network).
  • Research statement that describes your plans for the coming 5 years if you were to start working at NIDI (including research topic and possible grant applications; max 1 page).
  • Names and contact details of two academic referees.

The deadline for submitting your application is 1 September 2024. Please submit your application by pressing the Apply Now-Button. 



About NIDI
The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) is a leading European demographic research institute. NIDI is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and affiliated with the University of Groningen. It is located in the center of The Hague providing a unique and stimulating research environment in the broad field of population studies. Currently the staff of the institute consists of about 65 employees of different levels of seniority and organized in a rather horizontal structure within four thematic research groups. The working environment is highly international and NIDI provides ample opportunities for training and development.


Terms of employment
We offer a permanent position (with a potential probation period). The gross monthly salary ranges between € 4,332 and € 8,815 and will depend on the level of experience following the Dutch regulations for academic staff (CAO UNL).  This is exclusive of 8% vacation allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, travel allowance, internet allowance, home working allowance and pension accrual with ABP.


The KNAW offers its staff an excellent package of secondary benefits. A package that meets the different needs of employees depending on their stage of life, lifestyle or career ambitions. For example, by working an extra two hours a week, it is possible to increase the number of days off from 29 to 41 days a year (with full-time employment). 


Non Dutch applicants are required to relocate to The Netherlands. If and when necessary, NIDI will apply for the residence permit. Non Dutch employees may qualify for a Tax break (30% Ruling).


For a complete overview of the terms of employment, please refer to the web page: werken bij de KNAW.


Applying for a Certificate of Good Conduct willbe part of the employment procedure.


Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.

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