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Hereby advertises one position as
PhD student in Analytical Sociology
based at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IEI, campus Norrköping)
We seek to fill one position as PhD student (a 4-year full-time salary position) at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS). IAS is an interdisciplinary research center on the intersection of analytical sociology and computational social science. Our research is typically focused on explaining key macro outcomes such as segregation patterns, inequalities, network structures and the spread of different kinds of behavior, and to specify in detail the mechanisms that generated the macro outcomes in question. The research conducted at IAS to a large extent utilizes data from Swedish population registers in order to study these phenomena.
The PhD project constitutes a part of a larger interdisciplinary Nordic research project on the Network Dynamics of Ethnic Integration. Bringing together a team of scholars and research centers in sociology and demography with computational and network scientists at four different research centers in Sweden, Denmark and Finland, this larger project combines network-scientific methods and high-resolution full-population register data to study ethnic relations and integration in three societal domains: family formation patterns, labor market discrimination, and residential segregation. Expanding the conventional focus on native-immigrant relations in integration research, this research project places an emphasis on the complete complex networks of relations within and between groups with different ethnic backgrounds.
A short introduction to the overarching project can be found here: https://www.nordforsk.org/projects/network-dynamics-ethnic-integration
The candidate will be enrolled in IAS’s postgraduate training (including coursework totaling 60 ECTS points). Information about our PhD program can be found here: https://liu.se/en/article/doctoral-studies-in-analytical-sociology
In order to be eligible for the PhD program, you must have a postgraduate degree (MA or equivalent), either in a relevant social science or data/computational science.
Because IAS is an international research environment, the ability to express oneself in English, both orally and in written form, is a prerequisite to carry out the PhD studies.As all the courses and seminars are held in English, Swedish is not a requirement. The PhD student is expected to carry out their doctoral work in residence at the IAS, campus Norrköping, Linköping university, but also to be able to spend some time at our project partners in, respective, Aalborg, Denmark, and Helsinki/Aalto, Finland.
When selecting among eligible applicants, special attention is paid to:
- Originality, feasibility and potential scholarly contribution of the planned research to the research project in question, and the different scientific fields as well as the interdisciplinary space itself covered by the research project
- Interest in issues on ethnic integration, segregation and discrimination
- The quality of the applicant’s earlier writings and other merits
- Strong computational and data-analytic skills, and a deep interest in cutting edge social science research.
- Documented skills in network science/analysis, quantitative social science research, experience of working with register data or similar large-scale databases, complex quantitative and computational methods
- The ability to express oneself fluently and professionally in English
- An interdisciplinary educational background and/or experience from working in interdisciplinary teams
- Good ability to work in teams
Based on the above criteria, the most suited applicants will be contacted for an interview, work samples and tests.
As a PhD student, your primary duties is to contribute to innovative research that is publishable in highly ranked journals. Attaining a PhD at IAS requires the publication of several high-quality papers in a leading author role. Contributions to methodologically oriented journals and conference proceedings can also be part of the work, depending on the interest of the applicant. You will be expected to collaborate in various forms with the other Nordic partners participating in this project, allowing for inter-Nordic comparative register-based studies on various forms of integration.
As a PhD student you will primarily focus on your own research and training. You are not allowed to devote more than 20 percent of your time to other tasks such as teaching and administration.
The length of the contract is four years, subject to annual progress reviews. A doctoral student may not be employed for more than eight years, and the total time of the appointment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full time work.
September 2021 or by agreement
Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.
More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Please attach your CV and a cover letter (max 2 pages) stating your motivation, particular skills for the job and your tentative research ideas within this research project.
Your application must be received no later than May 31st 2021. We recommend applicants to contact the contact person below as early as possible.
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.
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We look forward to receiving your application!