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

– 2023 ECSR annual conference

The call for papers has been postponed, but will open later January/early February. See

–  ECSR Prize for best PhD thesis

Submission deadline is February 5, see

– Spring School on Changing Families and Social Inequalities over the Life Course, Turin, Italy

The call for applications for the next ECSR Spring School is now open! The Spring School, promoted by the ECSR, Collegio Carlo Alberto and by the Universities of Milan and Turin in the frame of the NASP, will focus on “Changing families and social inequality over the life course” and will take place on 27-30 March 2023. Applications have to be sent by email ( by 16 February 2023. For additional information, visit the ECSR webpage (

Deadline: February 16, 2023

Jobs and Positions

–  Doctoral Scholarship, Cologne, Germany

Doctoral Scholarship “Demography & Social Inequality”, Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics, and Social Sciences (CGS)

(three years, starting October 01, 2023).  The Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics, and Social Sciences (CGS) at the University of Cologne offers a three-year doctoral scholarship to outstanding students holding a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Social Sciences (Demography, Sociology, Political Sciences, or Psychology). By joining the Key Research Initiative “Demography & Social Inequality”, the doctoral scholarship holder will be integrated in one of the highly vibrant and international research networks at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences. For further details see:

–  2 Postdoc positions, Barcelona, Spain

The LIFELONGMOVE project comprehensively and systematically examines spatial mobility over a lifetime, from early age into adulthood. The project’s three components and main objectives are (component 1) to document the diverse and complex pathways of lifelong mobility, from early childhood into adulthood; (component 2) to establish whether and how earlier or childhood moves influence spatial mobility over the life course; and (component 3) to document the impact of lifelong mobility on life conditions, by focusing on socio-economic, family, and health outcomes. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in longitudinal data modelling, working with large, complex datasets. The project is based at the Sociology Department and the Centre for Demographic Studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  The full call for application is available at link

Deadline for applications is January 20, 2023.

– PhD position in spatial mobility studies at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden, Germany

The Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) in Wiesbaden, Germany has a vacancy for a PhD position (0.7 fte) in the research group “Spatial Mobility and Internal Migration”. We offer a 70% position, limited to three years. The salary is based on the German public service pay scale (E-13 TVöD-Bund). The start date is negotiable, preferably in spring/summer 2023. The closing date for submitting your application is January 20 2023. Please see our website for details:

– Starter Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates, BAGSS, Bamberg, Germany

Available from October 1st 2023 for one year. Deadline for submissions is 31 March 2023. Further details can be found on the Graduate Schools website:

–  A year free post-doc time? Participate in the CPFH Post-doc Challenge, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Imagine getting post-doc time from us. Post-doc time with the sole obligation to prepare a post-doc proposal to apply for – and ideally obtain – your own research grant. The Centre for Population, Family and Health of the University of Antwerp is launching a competition to attract talented PhDs in the Social Sciences who want to pursue their careers in our research centre. For this challenge, you will write a scientific essay (2 to 4 pages) describing a policy-relevant problem that urgently needs to be researched. The winner’s essay will be submitted to Population Europe for publication in their Policy Insights series.
More information at: CPFH Post-doc Challenge – Win one year of Post-doc time at our research centre

– Two postdoc positions, Institute for Analytical Sociology at Linköping University, Sweden

The Institute for Analytical Sociology at Linköping University has opened one to two postdoc positions on using machine learning and causal inference to evaluate the impact of local development programs in Africa. The candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team towards the goals of Observatory of Poverty project which is situated at the AI and Global Development Lab (you will find more information about the Lab at For more information and how to apply, see: The last day for applying to the position is on February 27th, 2023.

– Researcher, Sustainable value chains and decent work, HIVA-KU Leuven, Belgium

As a researcher, you will be part of a dynamic team, working on various projects on sustainable global value chains and decent work. This can involve both more fundamental research (e.g. power dynamics in global value chains, or decent work in the informal sector) and applied and policy-oriented research (e.g. procurement policy or sustainability due diligence in companies or governments). You also provide support in the development of new research proposals. Here there is room to (gradually) add your own accents. Besides the themes of sustainable value chains and decent work, you may be temporarily assigned to other themes and projects, e.g. on the SDGs, or the role of civil society in low-income countries. In such cases, efforts are always made to respond to the staff members’ interests and expertise as much as possible.

The job description and further details can be found on the following website
The deadline for applying is 30 January 2023.

– Research Associate (f/m/d) (50% TV-L E13), The Mannheim Centre for European  Social Research (MZES), Germany

The position will be in the project “Utilizing the Potentials of Twin Studies to Improve Our Understanding of Satisficing Response Behavior in Surveys”. In the planned project, the potential of various international longitudinal twin studies is to be used to better explain non-optimized response behavior in surveys (“satisficing”). Satisficing means that not all steps of the cognitive response process are completed correctly. The proposed project expands the existing satisficing theory to include stable and dynamic characteristics of the respondents, the situation, the instrument, and the culture and context of a survey. In particular, interactions in the relationship between these factors are the focus of the project. Project PIs are PD Dr. Tobias Gummer, Prof. Dr. Florian Keusch, and Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf.  We look forward to receiving your application in digital form at: (same email for questions). 

– Senior Research Fellow,  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

The Department of Sociology of Vrije Universiteit Brussel has a job offer for a Senior Research Fellow (research professor in sociology). The research position supports the development of an interdisciplinary research agenda to study people’s daily life and time use by means of contextualizing observational data with active data from different sources like time use surveys, administrative, experimental and observational data (including data from digital sources (big data).
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– IJSW Special Issue CfP – Large Families: Prevalence, Poverty and Policy

We invite articles to a special issue on Large Families: Prevalence, Poverty and Policy in the International Journal of Social Welfare. This special issue brings large families back on the sociological and social policy research agenda. In modern societies a substantial amount of children still grow up in larger families and we encourage articles that explore this topic from different methodological and disciplinary perspectives. In particular we welcome articles that address three main questions: What constitutes a large family today? How do large families fare? How are large families recognised within social policy?
Submission deadline: Saturday, 1 July 2023.

– Call for Papers: Advances in Life Course Research Special Issue on Young Adult Life Courses in the Global South

This special issue uses a life course lens to study young adult work-family lives in low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
We will consider research using a diverse range of qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods. For further details and guidance please read the full call for papers: . Journal: Advances in Life Course Research ( Deadline for Extended Abstracts: 31 April 2023

– Thematic issue on: “Closing Gender Gaps? The Causes and Consequences of the Reversal of the Gender Gap in Higher Education in European Countries”.

– The University of Oxford’s Spring School in Advanced Research Methods | Monday 27 – Friday 31 March 2023

The Oxford Spring School welcomes committed graduate students and researchers from any social science background who will benefit from our advanced training in quantitative and qualitative methods.