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.

Jobs and Positions

• PhD position on identities and social networks, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

As part of the interdisciplinary research programme SCOOP: Roadmaps to Resilient Societies, we are seeking a PhD student to investigate the complex interplay of social network relations, social identities, and cooperation in a diverse population. The question is how and under which conditions boundaries between subgroups can be overcome that arise from exclusive social identities, segregated social networks, or both.

More details can be found here:

The application deadline is June 26th. 

• Doctoral Program, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

The Doctoral Program in Analysis of Social and Economic Processes (ASEP) of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) is offering five fully funded PhD student positions, starting from November 1, 2022. The ASEP Doctoral Program welcomes applications from highly motivated candidates with a solid social science background and a strong interest in empirical research. The call for applications can be downloaded here (Calls for application | Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca ( English version) and here (Bandi di concorso | Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca ( Italian version) starting from April 21, 2022.

Deadline for application 20th May 2022 at noon.


• 3-years post-doc and 4-years PhD positions, University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne, Switzerland, invites applications for two fully-funded positions in sociology: a 3-year post-doc and a 4-year PhD position. Both positions are part of a 4-year project studying occupational change across regions in Western Europe 1980-2020, led by Daniel Oesch ( The successful candidates will be free to develop their ideas within the project.

The application deadline is 22 May 2022.


• 14 fully funded PhD positions at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences, University of Trento

For detailed information see

Deadline for applying: Thursday, 26 May 2022 – 4 PM (Italian time)


• 2 Research fellows (postdoc or pre-doc/PhD student), GU Frankfurt, Germany

We seek highly motivated postdoc researchers or PhD students with excellent quantitative skills and an interest in pursuing research on the consequences of rising economic inequality in the context of the ERC POLAR project run by Prof. Markus Gangl and his team at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. Applications from candidates who are about to finish their MA studies or their dissertation are welcome, there is a certain degree of flexibility as far as candidates’ actual starting date is concerned.

Full details on the advertised positions are available from:

Deadline for applications is May 27, 2022.


• Full-time researcher at the The Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

The Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences invites applications for a permanent full-time position of a junior researcher / researcher.

Further Information:

The deadline to apply is 15/06/2022 at 12:00.


• Research Fellow in Demography at the University of Southampton, UK

The Department of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton welcomes applications for a post-doc with interests in family demography and quantitative sociology. Using the newly fielded Generations and Gender Survey (GGS), the project will explore living arrangements, cohabitation, marriage, and childbearing in the UK.

1792322CC Research Fellow in Demography – Recruitment at the University of Southampton (

The position is for two years and the deadline for applications is 15 June 2022


• Fully funded 4-year PhD researcher position at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

For detailed information see

Deadline is November 30, 2022.


• Postdoc position, University of Göttingen, Germany

The Institute of Sociology at the University of Göttingen welcomes applications for a postdoc position in the field of social structure analysis, social inequality and life

course. For more information, please see


• Postdoctoral fellow, University of Haifa, Israel,

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Poverty and Social Exclusion (CPSE) at the University of Haifa is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow who will serve as the coordinator of activities at CPSE. In addition, the fellow will help Asaf Levanon to lead a DFG (German Research Foundation) funded comparative research project on household labor supply arrangements and in-work poverty risk in collaboration with Emanuela Struffolino (University of Milan) and Anette Fasang (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

For more information on CPSE, check:

Call for Conference Papers or Journal Contributions

• DIGCLASS, online

Seminar Series of the DIGCLASS (Social Classes in the Digital Age) Centre for Advanced Studies project, (online), once a month, October 2021 to June 2022.
The full programme can be found at:
Further details on other activities:


• Workshop on the Individual and Societal Consequences of Widowhood, Science Po/OSC, France + online

Sciences Po and the Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC) will be hosting a workshop on the individual and societal consequences of widowhood, especially in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, organized by Zachary Van Winkle.

The workshop will take place in Sciences Po Paris, on June 9, in hybrid format. More information can be found at

If you would like to participate in person or online, please complete the following form:


• The UL Summer School in Social Science Research Methods, Limerick, Ireland

The UL Summer School in Social Science Research Methods takes place from 30 May to 3 June 2022. The Summer School provides methods training for PhD-level research in the social sciences. We are offering a quantitative methods programme (to audit, or for credit) over five full-day sessions, and a lighter qualitative methods program (five half-day sessions, audit only). For more details, see To register:  Enquiries:   Anne McCarthy ,   Brendan Halpin

Registrations accepted until 20 May, subject to space.

• Proposals for the next round of the SOEP, Germany

Researchers in Germany and abroad are invited to submit proposals for the next round of the SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS). For those not yet familiar with SOEP-IS, this unique innovation sample offers great potential as a source of household micro-data, particularly for researchers seeking information that is not available in SOEP-Core—for example, specific information on households or on people’s opinions. For more details, see below or our website.

Please visit our website at for all details.


• GESIS “Meet the experts” online talks on “Data and Research on Society”

Between March and September 2022, our experts will give insights into numerous survey programs – such as ALLBUS, CSES, ESS, FReDA or ISSP, but also the German Mikrozensus and resources of the Center of Excellence Women and Science (CEWS) – and show their potential for social science research. In our first talk on March 10, Andrea Löther will present the CEWS Higher Education Ranking. For further information and registration, please visit the MTE website.


• Annual Conference on Experimental Sociology, Utrecht, Netherlands

The third Annual Conference on Experimental Sociology (ACES) takes place at Utrecht University on August 31 – September 2, 2022. Keynote speakers are Milena Tsvetkova of the London School of Economics and Political Science and Brent Simpson of the University of South Carolina.  Submission is now open for extended abstracts (max. 500 words) on survey-, laboratory-, field- and online experiments conducted to address sociologically relevant questions.

Read the full call for abstracts here:


• ESR Best Article of the Year Prize to Arun Frey for ‘Cologne Changed Everything’—The Effect of Threatening Events on the Frequency and Distribution of Intergroup Conflict in Germany


• ECSR Prize for best PhD thesis to Carlos J. Gil Hernández for Cracking Meritocracy from the Starting Gate: Social Inequality in Skill Formation and School Choice


• New journal In_equality, edited and published by the research center “The Politics of Inequality”, a Cluster of Excellence at the University of Konstanz, Germany

In_equality is a research magazine intended for a wide and varied audience of academics and readers interested in science and scholarship, to inform, but also to entertain.
In_equality is freely available at: and will be published twice a year.

Each issue of In_equality will include contributions of sociologists, economists, political scientists, linguists and education researchers that write about their work, inviting readers to a dialogue on social inequality.
The editorial team closely collaborates with designers to also translate the idea of inequality into visual terms.

In the first issue of In_equality, available now, the subject COVID-19 and inequality is treated.


• German Emigration and Remigration Panel Study (GERPS): Second wave for scientific use published

The German Emigration and Remigration Panel Study (GERPS) just published its second wave for scientific use via the GESIS data archive. GERPS is a probability-based online panel with 20 to 70 year-old Germans who either recently left Germany or returned from abroad. It comprises five waves over a period of 36 months. Wave 1 includes approximately 11,000 participants, wave 2 roughly 7,000.
The study enables researchers to investigate reasons and consequences of international migration. Given the survey length and period, GERPS further allows studying the role of the COVID-19 pandemic for international migration and integration.

Data access:

More Information about the project: