PhD in Sociology, The Netherlands

Deadline: 15/05/2010
Open to: master graduates in sociology, social policy or political science
Fund: full-time contract € 2042,- € 2612/month

The department of Sociology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands announces two opened PhD positions in Sociology with the title of projects:
“Welfare state legitimacy: cross-national analyses from a multi-dimensional perspective”
“Individual and social effects of income inequality”

The main task of the candidates is to carry out theoretical and empirical analyses of the individual level and context level determinants of (project 1) welfare state legitimacy as a multi-dimensional phenomenon, or (project 2) the individual and social effects of income inequality in countries. In addition to their research, candidates will follow taught courses to develop their theoretical and methodological skills, and they will participate as teaching assistants in the sociology courses of the department.

The applicants are adviced to obtain a copy of the project descriptions from the secretary of the Department of Sociology Ms Els Kusters at: [email protected]

Applicants should:
* have completed a master programme in sociology, social policy, or political science;
* have (EU comparative) knowledge of social inequalities and social policies;
* have knowledge of techniques for the analysis of large-scale survey data, especially also of multi-level analyses;
* be ambitious and can work independently, and have good analytical skills.

The PhD positions offer a four year full-time contract, or a five year part-time contract, commencing 1 September 2010. The salary for a full-time contract ranges between € 2042,- and € 2612,- gross a month (UFO scale PhD student).

Application procedure
All interested applicants should submit following documents:
1. an application letter;
2. CV;
3. a letter of motivation for the most preferred project;
4. the abstract of the master-thesis.

All the documents need to be submitted until 15th May 2010 by email to M. van Ieperen, Managing Director at: [email protected]

With any further queries contact Wim van Oorschot, Professor of Sociology at: [email protected]

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5 thoughts on “PhD in Sociology, The Netherlands

  1. Hello,

    I have a university degree in Sociology by my master degree is in Mass Comunication Research – Journalism Faculty. In this case can i apply for this PHD?

    Thnak you very much

  2. For both Arshad and Oana. According to the eligibility part, eligible are those candidates which: "* have completed a master programme in sociology, social policy, or political science". But since Mladiinfo is only the channel of the information but not its original sender, it would be best if you contact the organizers of this particular studies. please write to Wim van Oorschot, Professor of Sociology at: [email protected]

    1. According to the organizer Applicants that:
      * have completed a master programme in sociology, social policy, or political science are eligible to apply. However I advise you to send e-mail to Wim van Oorschot, Professor of Sociology at: [email protected] and to ask them about your particular case

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