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PhD Positions in Scaling Circular Consumption Sharing and Repairing in Everyday Urban Life

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PhD Positions in Scaling Circular Consumption Sharing and Repairing in Everyday Urban Life

The Wageningen University & Research is inviting talented and enthusiastic young researchers to apply for the International PhD Position in Scaling Circular Consumption Sharing and Repairing in Everyday Urban Life for the academic session 2024/2025.

The PhD positions in Scaling Circular Consumption at Wageningen University & Research aim to lead innovative social science research contributing to circular society transitions in the Netherlands. The program is designed to explore how social contexts can support repairing and sharing practices in diverse urban settings. Through the ShaRepair project, funded by NWO, the program seeks to embed sustainable sharing and repairing practices into daily urban life, addressing challenges in participation and scaling across communities.

The Wageningen University & Research is a public university in Wageningen, Netherlands, established in 1876. It focuses on agriculture, technical, and engineering subjects and is one of the world’s top universities ranking 124th in QS World University Rankings 2023. It is ranked as one of the best 150 universities in the world.

Application Deadline: 27 May 2024

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Wageningen University & Research
  • Department: Environmental Policy Group
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Fully funded position with excellent terms of employment
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in: Netherlands


Eligible Countries: Open to all nationalities


  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by Wageningen University & Research.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as sociology, human geography, anthropology, urban studies, or other relevant social science disciplines.
  • Have strong qualitative research skills, including experience in conducting interviews and participant observation.
  • Fluency in English and Dutch to conduct academic research and effectively engage with local Dutch stakeholders and communities.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply directly through the vacancy page on the Wageningen University & Research website. Applicants are required to submit their CV, a cover/motivation letter, and a sample piece of writing (MSc thesis, publication, essay, or equivalent).


  • Fully funded PhD position with a gross salary ranging from € 2.770 to € 3.539 per month, based on the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU).
  • Excellent terms of employment including partially paid parental leave, flexible working hours, and a fixed December bonus.
  • Opportunity to work in an international environment at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland.
  • Access to sports facilities on campus and support for personal and professional development through training opportunities.
  • Assistance with visa application procedures for international employees and their families, as well as support for relocation and integration into the Dutch community.

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