Join the Youth Research Group as PhD candidate in Sociology/ Social Sciences and work on different aspects of young people’s lives from a multidisciplinary perspective in a dynamic team of researchers. Apply to this position by 31 March 2023.
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As PhD student you will be part of a dynamic research team working on a large-scale mixed-methods project on youth and digitalisation, focusing on life chances and inequalities in the digital society. The main task will be to prepare a PhD thesis in this area, mainly based on the analysis of data from the Youth Survey Luxembourg (YSL). The PhD candidate will have the opportunity to engage in policy-relevant analysis and knowledge sharing with stakeholders.
The candidate will contribute to the preparation and implementation of the next wave of the YSL. This representative, large-scale survey covers a range of social and economic issues and is of great importance to researchers and policy makers.
The PhD student will work in the Youth Research Group of the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research (CCY) at the Department of Social Sciences. The CCY consists of a multidisciplinary research team that investigates the conditions and opportunity structures of growing up against the background of social change and inequalities. It maintains close links with other institutes and relevant organisations within and outside the university, both nationally and internationally.
- Prepare a cumulative Ph.D. thesis on life chances and inequalities in the digital society among young people (mainly based on quantitative analysis of YSL data)
- Participate in national and international conferences
- Contribute to other 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 (esp. module on digitalization)
What we expect from you
- Master diploma, M.A. in sociology or another relevant discipline
- Experience in designing surveys and collecting data (e.g., using Qualtrics or similar)
- Experience in managing, and analysing survey data (e.g., using R, Stata)
- Strong interest in policy-relevant research
- Willingness to engage in teamwork in research groups
- Excellent command of at least two of the following languages: English, French, German (written and spoken); Luxembourgish is considered an asset
- Opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge in a dynamic research team
- Possibility to gain teaching experience
- Personal workspace at the University
- Stimulating work environment
- Enrolment in attractive doctoral school
- Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 48 months if required)
- Start date: Preferably from 1 September 2023
- Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
- Employee and student status
- Location: Belval
- Job Reference: UOL05614
The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 38979 (full time)
How to apply
Applications should be submitted online and include:
- Motivation letter (max. two pages)
- Curriculum vitae
- One-page outline of a Ph.D. project on life chances and inequalities in the digital society
- Writing sample (e.g., M.A. thesis)
- Copies of diplomas
- Names and contact details of two academic referees
We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 31 March 2023 – then the posting will remain online until filled. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
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