Jobs and other Announcements

On this site, you will see job announcements and miscellaneaous at irregular intervals as they were published before in the latest ECSR Newsletter. Generally, the ECSR Newsletter is scheduled to be published around the 10th of a month.

On our own behalf

– ECSR Thematic Conference: “Fertility and Family Dynamics in Migrant and Minority Groups”

The call for papers for the ECSR thematic conference “Fertility and Family Dynamics in Migrant and Minority Groups: Current Research and New Approaches in Times of Crises” is now open. The international conference is organized in collaboration with the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and the German Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB). It will take place on October 12 – 13, 2023 in Wiesbaden, Germany. We invite international researchers in sociology, demography, and population geography as well as neighbouring disciplines dealing with the topic of fertility and family dynamics in migrant and minority groups from different perspectives and applying diverse analytical and theoretical approaches. Deadline for submission of abstracts (500 words): May 15, 2023. For more information, please visit the following website:

– ECSR Visitor Grants

The ECSR offers five Visitor Grants per academic year in order to foster research exchanges of graduate students and young scholars from ECSR member institutes. The grant is designed to contribute up to 2,000 EUR towards travel and accommodation costs, depending on the duration of stay.

For details and deadlines, visit the ECSR website!

– Call for Network Workshop Grants

The ECSR invites applications for funding to organize small workshops to advance projects involving collaboration between members of ECSR institutions. The grant is particularly intended to foster intellectual exchange and the development of projects that include junior researchers.

Workshops should include members of a minimum of three ECSR organizations (including the applicant). Proposals which include a member institution from an Eastern European country are particularly encouraged.

Workshops should include at least one post-doc or Ph.D. student from outside the organizing institution. Proposals in which the organizer him-/herself is a post-doc are encouraged. The deadline for applying for a grant is 31 May 2023 for an event taking place in the academic year 2023/24. More information can be found here:

Jobs and Positions

– Vacancy for a Three-Year Postdoc on Social Inequalities, University of Lausanne

Are you a quantitative researcher interested in understanding the emergence and persistence of social inequalities? There is a vacancy for a three-year, well-paid postdoc position at the University of Lausanne contributing to a project which aims to develop novel ways to measure equality of opportunity. The position should start around September 1, 2023. The application deadline is May 11. 2023.

Link to the vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher SNSF on Social Inequalities

For more information please contact the PI of the project, Prof. Michael Grätz (

– 1 PhD positions at Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Join the Department of Sociology to work on “Wealth and Family Dynamics in Comparative Perspective”. The position is fulltime, 4 years and comes with additional benefits 3. Applications are open until May 19.

– Two 3-year (+ 1 year extension) PhD positions at the Institute of Sociology, University of Zurich

In collaboration with the interdisciplinary research program “Human Reproduction Reloaded” at the University of Zurich, Marco Gieselmann and myself are hiring two PhD candidates who will work on questions regarding educational and occupational choices, female career outcomes, family formation, and the division of labor within couples. We are looking for individuals with a master’s degree in the social sciences who possess solid quantitative-empirical skills with a focus on longitudinal data analysis. Further details on the positions can be found here:

Closing date: 12.06.2023. The starting date is flexible.

For further inquiries, please contact us:  or 

– NIDI invites applications for a Research Theme Group Leader (Professor Level), the Netherlands

NIDI carries out cutting edge research in the broad field of population studies. Our research is interdisciplinary and internationally comparative making use of the state of the art methods in the field. NIDI research is currently structured along four thematic lines: Migration and Migrants, Ageing and Longevity, Work and Retirement and Families and Generations. Thematically new or complementary angles to the institute’s research program (e.g., health, inequality, diversity, labour, computational methodology) are welcomed. The new theme leader will lead one of the research groups and is expected to expand this group further.  For more information on the position and how to apply visit:

– 2-3 Senior Researchers, University of Turku, Finland

The INVEST Research Flagship Centre, is looking for 2–3 Senior Researchers (recent postdoc or equivalent) in sociology, demography or related fields. More information at

Application deadline May 31, 2023


– Call for papers: “Population and Climate Change: The Defining Relationship of the 21st Century”

The Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (VYPR) is seeking submissions for a Special Issue entitled “Population and Climate Change: The Defining Relationship of the 21st Century”, which is guest edited by Roman Hoffmann, Liliana Andriano, Marion Borderon, Kathryn Grace, Tobias Rüttenauer, and Erich Striessnig.

The deadline is: 31 May 2023. Find detailed information and the call for papers:

– LIVES International Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland:

The LIVES Centre of the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva hosts an international conference on 9-10 November 2023 (see the call here). Scholars working on questions related to the life course in sociology, demography, psychology, economics or related disciplines are warmly invited to submit an abstract. The keynote speakers are Fabrizio Bernardi (UNED Madrid), Wiebke Bleidorn (University of Zurich) and Aart Liefbroer (NIDI & University of Groningen). There is no participation fee: presenters will be invited to lunches, drinks and dinner.

The submission deadline is 18 June 2023. Please visit the conference website here: