PhD Position: Climate Activism Behavior

Apply before: June 11th 2023
Institute: University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

This PhD will be focused on understanding why people engage in climate change activism. Because such actions are contrary to personal benefit, it is not trivial to explain how such actions arise. Most pro-environmental behavior research has focused on consumer actions, but individuals can have larger impacts through their organizational roles, leadership, and civic participation. The supervisory team combines expertise on pro-environmental behavior, motivation, and emotion.

What you will do

  • Lead a cross-sectional project focused on the critical period of individuals first getting involved with environmental organizations
  • Use experience sampling for momentary emotional assessment in a longitudinal study
  • Enroll in the educational program from the Kurt Lewin Institute to follow specialized and general courses and to connect with a network of other PhD students across six Dutch universities

What we offer you

  •  A gross salary that amounts to €2541 per month in the first year and will increase to €3247 in the final year
  • An 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • A position in which initiative and input are highly valued
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