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 Announcements

– Senior Researcher in International Migration and/or Immigrant Integration at NIDI, The Hague, Netherlands

Are you passionate about groundbreaking research on international migration and immigrant integration? Do you want to develop your own line of research? At NIDI, a research institute of the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and affiliated with the University of Groningen, we are seeking an excellent scholar with strong quantitative-statistical skills and a proven track record in the broad field of international migration and/or the incorporation of immigrants and their children. We are looking for an inspiring leader with the ambition to carry out exceptional scientific research while enthusiastically training the next generation of PhDs and Postdocs.

Application deadline: September 1, 2024

Contract: permanent position

Salary: gross monthly salary ranges between € 4,332 and € 8,815, depending on the level of experience

Further information:

For any questions on the job, contact Prof. Frank van Tubergen (

– Research Associate, University of Tuebingen, Germany

As of 01.10.2024, the University of Tuebingen offers a doctoral position (65% for an initial period of three years) in the field of empirical social research and social stratification (Prof. Dr. Steffen  Hillmert).

Please send your application to:

Application deadline: 01.07.2024
For details please see

– Senior Researcher and Co-Manager of the TREE Study position at the Institute of Sociology, University of Bern, Switzerland

Transitions from Education to Employment (TREE) is an interdisciplinary multi-user, multi-cohort panel survey of presently two large cohorts of Swiss school leavers who have left compulsory school in the years 2000 and 2016respectively. TREE follows up on the cohorts' educational and labour market trajectories. To date, the first cohort hasbeen re-surveyed ten times over a period of 20 years and has reached average age 40. The second cohort has beenre-surveyed seven times and reached average age 24. Both surveys are ongoing. Apart from detailed episodic dataon the trajectories, the data include measures on cognitive and non-cognitive skills at the end of compulsory education, as well as comprehensive longitudinal context data of the respondents. TREE is mainly funded by theSwiss National Science Foundation as national data infrastructure. Expected Starting Date: January 2025 or by agreement.

Application Deadline: August 15th, 2024

Further information:

For further information contact Sandra Hupka-Brunner (, co-manager of TREE, or Ben Jann (, principal investigator of TREE.

– Two full-time Research Fellow (postdoctoral researcher) positions at European University Institute (EUI) to work on the project TARGETS:

TARGETS is an interdisciplinary and multi-method project funded by the European Research Council that seeks to examine: 1) how discriminatory events are perceived by victims and bystanders; 2) the process through which discrimination claims are evaluated, at the workplace and in the courtroom; 3) the strategies HR managers adopt to prevent workplace discrimination; and 4) the coping strategies adopted by victims to react to discriminatory experiences. The postdoctoral researchers will mostly focus on the first and fourth objectives, using experimental and longitudinal methods.

Duration: 24 months. Salary: approximately 3.755 (for full-time contract, net) Euro, plus allowances if applicable. The successful candidate will join the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) of the EUI.

For more information: Valentina Di Stasio (PI) at

Deadline for applications: June 26, 2024. Starting date: September, 2024

 3-year Postdoc Position on Social Inequalities, Child/Adolescent Development, Digitalisation and Life Course at the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED) and Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Join a vibrant hub in sociological and demographic research as Postdoctoral Researcher of an exciting ERC project (“DIGINEQ”) examining Socioeconomic and Digital Inequalities in Adolescent Well-Being Outcomes (PI: Prof. Pablo Gracia).

Topics: Social Stratification; Life Course; Digitalisation; Child and Adolescent Development; Quantitative and Computational Methods. Duration: 3 years. Pay: €41,161.22 combined annual gross (~ €2,500 monthly net). Annual travel support: €3,000 per year. Expected Starting Date: October 2024.

Application Deadline: Monday June 17th, 2024 at 13:00, CET.

Further information:

Link to PI:, Link to CED:, Link to Sociology at UAB:

For any questions on the job, contact Prof. Pablo Gracia (

 Postdoc position in the ERC CONSPIRATIONS project at the Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava

The postdoc will work within the ERC CONSPIRATIONS (PI: Ela Drazkiewicz) project co-hosted by Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University and the Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (IS SAS). This position is anchored in IS, SAS in Bratislava. As a postdoctoral researcher you will be responsible for conducting research in and on Bulgaria and will have an opportunity to collaborate with other scholars working on conflicts over conspiracy theories in Sweden, Germany, Poland, Belgium, and Estonia.

More info here:

Deadline for application: 15th June 2024

Contact: Ela Drazkiewicz (

– 2 PhD. Positions at the Department of Sociology at Umeå University in Sweden

The Department of Sociology at Umeå University in Sweden is looking for two PhD students to work on two separate but related research projects analysing discrimination experiences and tolerance. Application deadline is June 15th.

The positions are fully funded for 4 years. More information on the research projects and the link to the online application form can be found here: In case of questions, don’t hesitate to send an email to:

– 3-year full-time PhD fellowship at UAB, Barcelona, Spain

We are offering a 3-year full-time PhD fellowship within the MSCA-COFUND project “TOUCH” (Towards the next generation of excellent young doctoral researchers on mental health by developing an intersectoral & transdisciplinary approach). We are looking for excellent students with a background in social sciences (preferably but not limited to sociology) or public health, who have completed their master studies or equivalent and are willing to develop a doctoral dissertation on the topic of “Precarious employment trajectories, psychosocial risks, and mental wellbeing” in Spain.

Research project description

Guidelines for Applicants

Application deadline: June 30th, 2024

– PhD position German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) in Hanover

We are looking for a PhD student for our DFG-funded cooperation project (DZHW & LIfBi) “Dynamic Surveys for Dynamic Life Cycles” (DSDLC) in the DFG infrastructure priority program “New Data Spaces for the Social Sciences” as soon as possible.

The project aims to develop an innovative survey tool for the self-administered collection of life course data in online surveys and to investigate its effects in two survey experiments. The position will be based at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) in Hanover. Further details can be found online (de/en).

Application deadline: 14.06.2024

– The Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the the DECIPHE project.

DECIPHE examines the impact of demographic shifts in Europe on the intergenerational transmission of homeownership, considering variations across countries, regions, and birth cohorts. The project is a collaborative effort among four partner institutions—DIW-Berlin, TARKI-Budapest, CED-Barcelona, and DSPI-Oxford—and is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will play a critical role in the design of survey experiments and coordinate data collection across four countries. She or he will also be responsible for analyzing the data and co-authoring scientific articles with project partners.

The successful candidate will join the “Generations and Life course” research group, led by Prof. Sergi Vidal.

Starting date: September 2024
Duration: 36 months

Salary range: €37.950 and €45.000 (gross, annual)

Application deadline: June 7th, 2024

More information about the position: link

Application form: Post application R2R301/2024

– Full-time research position – Sociology/economics of education – at University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)

The postdoc will work within the EQUALSCHOOL (PI: Giampiero Passaretta) and LINEup (PIs: Giampiero Passaretta & Luis Ortiz) projects at Pompeu Fabra University for a duration of two years. The two projects focus on educational inequalities and the impact of schools.

More info here:

Deadline for application: 31st May Contact: Giampiero Passaretta (

– Research Fellow (Post-Doctoral Researcher) at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland

 The Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) seeks to appoint an outstanding and highly motivated Post-Doctoral Researcher to join a research team in the international consortium project “Longitudinal Educational Achievements: Reducing iNequalities” (LEARN). The project is funded under the HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions coordinated by the University of Helsinki. The research team at Trinity College is led by Dr Yekaterina Chzhen and will collaborate closely with a team based at University College London led by Professor Jennifer Symonds. The successful candidate will get to travel internationally to project meetings and will collaborate with other consortium members. 

Find more information here:

Closing date for applications is May 20, 2024. Informal enquiries are welcome and go to Dr Yekaterina Chzhen (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, TCD; 

– PhD Program in Analysis of Social and Economic Processes (ASEP) at the University of Milano-Bicocca

University of Milano-Bicocca is going to grant 5 fully funded Ph.D. student positions.

The ASEP Doctoral Program welcomes applications for admission from highly motivated candidates with a solid background in social sciences and a strong interest in empirical research.

The 2024 call for applications is availableat the following link:

The deadline for applications is May 14, 2024, 12:00 pm (midday) Italian time.

– Doctoral researcher position at Institute of International Social Studies, Tallinn University

Institute of International Social Studies, Tallinn University is seeking PhD proposals in the field of educational inequalities. The selected candidate will be involved in the large-scale international Horizon Europe project Educational Achievements: Reducing Inequalities (LEARN). Primary responsibilities of the doctoral researcher will include: literature reviews, analysing large-scale microdata (incl. administrative databases), writing the doctoral dissertation, participating in primary data collection and preparation for various research initiatives at IISS. The doctoral researcher will be participating in the 4-year Sociology doctoral program.

Further information:  

Contact for further inquiries: Prof. Marge Unt, Prof. Kadri Täht

First thesis proposal draft to be sent to June 13, 2024

Final application deadline submitted through the online application system: July 1, 2024

– Doctoral position in the DAB Panel Study at University of Bern

The DAB Panel Study has been collecting longitudinal data on the professional and educational situation of young adults in German-speaking Switzerland since 2012. Key research areas include social inequalities in educational opportunities and educational processes over the life course. In addition to the independent development and realisation of the dissertation project, the PhD position includes active involvement in the planning and implementation of the next four survey waves. 

Further information hereDoctoral Position DAB Panel Study 

Application Deadline: 31.05.2024

– Fully funded doctoral researcher (f/m/d) – Sociology – in the RWI/IAB Junior Research Group “Ecological Transformation, Labour Market, Education and Training” at the IAB, full time (100%)

The Institute for Employment Research IAB is a research institution affiliated
with the Federal Employment Agency. As one of the leading institutions for labour market
research in Europe, it also advises political actors and the professional public based on the
latest scientific findings.

The newly founded RWI/IAB Junior Research Group “Ecological Transformation, Labour
Market, Education and Training” is looking for a doctoral researcher (full time position) in
sociology with a focus on labour market and occupational sociology at the IAB in Nuremberg.

More info in German here:

More information in English here
Deadline for application is April 23rd, 2024.
For further details, please contact Markus Janser at

– PhD. position at Utrecht University

Utrecht University has a job opening for a PhD candidate interested in country ownership perceptions of immigrant-origin minorities in the Netherlands and USA. The successful candidate will be based at the department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, with co-supervision from the department of Sociology, and will become member of the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER). ERCOMER has a strong track record in quantitative research on interethnic relations with a particular focus on international migration, group identities, and cultural diversity.

Application deadline: April 15, 2025.

For more information, please visit: or contact Meta van der Linden at

– PhD in quantitative sociology (4 years, stipend, start in Sept 2024) at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland

The Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin is offering prestigious stipends (from 21,000 to up to 27,000 EUR per annum) for two doctoral students to join the PhD in Sociology degree programme for a period of 4 years. Candidates are given the opportunity to design and carry out an innovative PhD project in quantitative sociology in the field of social inequality. Applicants can apply for one of two department projects or with an own research project. See more info in the call document under

Closing date for applications is April 5, 2024

Informal enquiries are welcome and go to the Head of Department of Sociology, Associate Professor Dr Jan Skopek (

– Postdoctoral Researcher on Social Inequalities in Population Health at the University of Helsinki

Helsinki Institute for Demography and Population Health is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher for a fixed term position (4 years, starting as agreed).

More informationPostdoctoral Researcher

Closing date is April 15, 2024

– INVEST Research Flagship Centre, University of Turku, Finland, is looking for 2–3 Senior Researchers (recent postdocs or equivalent)

One Senior Researcher for the research project SHARE-FI that coordinates Finland’s data collection as part of a European research infrastructure Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). See more at

One or two Senior Researchers for the multidisciplinary consortium project “Family Formation in Flux – Causes, Consequences and Possible Futures”. See more at

The deadline for applications is 26 March 2024

 – Lecturer (80%) in quantitative methods for social science at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

La Maison d’Analyse des Processus Sociaux (MAPS) at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) is advertising a position of Lecturer (80%) in quantitative methods for social sciences.

Application deadline: March 31, 2024, Interviews will be conducted on April 15, 2024, Starting date: July 1, 2024

Further information can be obtained from Professor Janine Dahinden ( or visit the MAPS website (

– Research Officer in Sociology (tenure track) at the Social Research Division of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin, Ireland

The Social Research division of the Economic and Social Research Institute is seeking to recruit a sociologist with strong quantitative skills to join our team, a multidisciplinary team of sociologists, economists, epidemiologists, psychologists, health researchers and statisticians. A PhD in Sociology is essential, and preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: social stratification, social inclusion, equality, migrant integration or related fields. ESRI research has a strong policy focus, allowing the successful candidate the opportunity to interact with policymakers and contribute to public debate in Ireland.  The Institute also has a strong record of collaborative research with other European institutions and encourages comparative projects.

More info here: Research Officer – Sociology

Deadline for application is April 12th, 2024.

– Assistant Professor in Sociology (Economic and Organisational Sociology, 5-year fixed term, tenure track) at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland

The Department of Sociology at School of Social Sciences and Philosophy of Trinity College Dublin is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Sociology (Economic and Organisational Sociology), to join us in September 2024. We invite applications from candidates who have a proven track record in economic and organisational sociology with a research focus on work, labour, and organizations. Candidates have a strong quantitative research orientation and associated research skills in their research portfolio. Candidates are expected to have experience in the use of advanced quantitative methods such as rigorous causal inference, social network analysis, analysis of longitudinal data, comparative research designs, or innovative methodologies from digital social research.  

Further information: Informal enquiries are welcome and go to the Head of Department of Sociology, Associate Professor Dr Jan Skopek (

Application deadline: March 21, 2024.

– Postdoctoral position combining computational and qualitative methods at Leipzig University, Germany

The Institute of Sociology at Leipzig University is inviting applications for a full-time postdoc position (4+2 years) at the intersection of computational social science and qualitative methods.

Application deadline:  April 5, 2024.

For more information, please contact Marc Keuschnigg at

 Postdoc on linking neural profiles to various social network processes (0.8-1.0 fte), Department of Sociology, University of Groningen

Applicants will become integral members of a vibrant and dynamic research group as part of GUTS, an NWO Gravitation project ( In collaboration with other GUTS researchers based in Leiden and Amsterdam, applicants will be involved in the collection of longitudinal network, survey and neuroimaging data in emerging adulthood.

The GUTS Social Networks work package consists of a cohesive set of two postdoctoral and four doctoral projects, all aimed at a common goal: understanding how neural and self-regulatory development influences the way emerging adults navigate their increasingly complex social environments. This includes how they meet their social needs and successfully transition to adulthood. Successful candidates will actively contribute to the study of neurological data within complete social networks, linking neural profiles to various social network processes such as similarity selection and peer influence.

Further information:

Application deadline: March 10th, 2024

– 2 postdoctoral positions at The French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) and the iPOPs Laboratory of Excellence

One-year post-doctoral position in one of INED’s 11 research units and
a one-year post-doctoral position in one of the six laboratories in the iPOPs LabEx network.

Further information:

Application deadline: March 1st, 12:00 pm, Paris time

– Assistant Professor in Sociology at Science Po, Paris

The position of Assistant Professor in Sociology (tenure-track) is affiliated to the Sciences Po – CRIS with the aim to reinforce and complement our expertise in the study of social inequality.The sucessful candidate is expected to play an active role in the center’s collective activity. He / she should also engage in responding to national and international calls to fund research projects and will teach in Sciences Po’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

Application deadline: March 11th, 2024. Job talks expected in June 2024 (Paris). Position starting on September 1st, 2024.

Further information:: Sciences Po is hiring an Assistant Professor | Sciences Po Centre de recherche sur les inégalités sociales

– 1.5 Postdoctoral positions in health or exercise psychology / kinesiology / mHealth / data analytic methods at University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

We are seeking a postdoc researcher with interest and expertise in one of the following fields:

  1. mHealth/eHealth – focus on digital interventions to enhance wellbeing and support healthy/active lifestyle; or:
  2. health or exercise psychology – focus on psychosocial determinants and consequences of physical activity or sedentary behaviour; or:
  3. data analytic methods – focus on analytic approaches to intensive longitudinal data, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), or just-in-time adaptive interventions (JITAIs)

Further information: (full-time position), (part-time)

Application deadline: February 29, 2024.

– A research position at University of Bologna, Italy

The Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna (IT) seeks to recruit a talented researcher to join for one year the PRIN project “ICTAGE – Social stratification and ICT utilization in later life” (PI: Marco Albertini). The successful candidate will be part of a lively research group, fostering the exchange of ideas and teamwork. The position comes with a competitive salary; a master’s degree or equivalent title in a scientific field relevant to the topic of the project is required.

Application deadline: 29th February 2024. 

Further information

– Call for Applications for two Starter Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates, available from 1 October 2024 for one year.

Deadline for submissions is 15 March, 2024.

Further details can be found on the Graduate Schools website: