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Position: Doctoral Candidate (Ph.D. student) in Sociology (m/f)
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: Write a cumulative Ph.D. thesis in the domain of social inequality among young people in Luxembourg (mainly based on YSL data); Participate in national and international conferences; Contribute to reports and research publications; Engage in policy-relevant analyses and dissemination of results to stakeholders; Contribute to preparation and implementation of the next wave of the YSL 2023/24
Requirements: Excellent master’s degree in sociology or the social sciences; Experience and strong interest in quantitative research methods; Familiarity with statistical software for quantitative analyses (e.g., R, Stata); Willingness to expand on analytical skills; Excellent command of at least two of the following languages: English, French, German (written and spoken); Luxembourgish is considered an asset
   
Text: UOL03151 31-Dec-2099 Company Text The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy within the Department of Social Sciences at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences: Doctoral Candidate (Ph.D. student) in Sociology (m/f) Ref: 50016169 14 months initial contract (extendable up to 36 or 48 months) Full-time (40 h/week) Employee status and student status Preferably from 1 July 2020 The successful candidate will investigate various policy-relevant facets of social inequality among young people in Luxembourg. To this end, she/he will analyze data collected by the 2019 Youth Survey Luxembourg (YSL), supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Robin Samuel. YSL covers a range of topics such as attitudes, health, political participation, and values. Luxembourg is a highly diverse society and there is a need to better understand how social background shapes life chances and outcomes in a rapidly transforming context. The successful candidate will become a member of the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences and the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research (CCY) within the Department of Social Sciences . The CCY comprises a multidisciplinary research team that examines the conditions and opportunity structures of growing up against the backdrop of social change and inequalities. Your Role Write a cumulative Ph.D. thesis in the domain of social inequality among young people in Luxembourg (mainly based on YSL data) Participate in national and international conferences Contribute to reports and research publications Engage in policy-relevant analyses and dissemination of results to stakeholders Contribute to preparation and implementation of the next wave of the YSL 2023/24 Contact Dr. Robin Samuel / Associate Professor ( 352) 46 66 44 5084 / robin.samuel@uni.lu Your Profile Excellent master’s degree in sociology or the social sciences Experience and strong interest in quantitative research methods Familiarity with statistical software for quantitative analyses (e.g., R, Stata) Willingness to expand on analytical skills Excellent command of at least two of the following languages: English, French, German (written and spoken); Luxembourgish is considered an asset We offer Integration into attractive Doctoral School with many offers for skills development, research stays abroad, etc. Personal workspace at the University (this full-time contract requires the candidate to work on the University premises) Stimulating work environment Salary according to University of Luxembourg guidelines Further Information Application documents Motivation letter (max. two pages) Curriculum vitae One-page outline of a Ph.D. project in the area of social inequality and youth Writing sample (e.g., M. A. thesis, seminar paper) Copies of diplomas Please apply online by 15 April 2020. Applications obtained by email will not be processed. The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
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