12 ICS PhD positions in Groningen, Utrecht, Nijmegen and Amsterdam (UvA)
The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) is an internationally renowned Research Center and Graduate School in the field of Sociology, located in The Netherlands at the Universities of Groningen, Utrecht, Nijmegen, and Amsterdam (UvA).
The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology ICS offers fully funded PhD positions for a variety of projects. The PhD candidates will be appointed for a four-year period, with a formal evaluation at the end of the first year. In this period the graduates will work on their individual project, leading to a doctoral dissertation.
The program (fully taught in English) will start 2 September 2019.
Excellent candidates who graduated or will graduate shortly in Sociology are invited to apply. Graduates in Psychology, Educational Sciences, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or related disciplines are also encouraged to apply.
Conditions of employment
We offer, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, a salary of € 2,325 gross per month in the first year up to € 2,972 gross per month in the fourth year based on a full-time position. For information about employment conditions in Dutch universities please consult this website: https://www.labouragreementuniversities.nl/
Tution fees do not apply.
How to apply
You may apply for this position until 7 April 11.59pm / before 8 April 2019 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website) or through the ICS graduate school website.
You need to upload the following documents (in pdf)
- a cover letter explaining your motivation (including the motivation for applying at the ICS and an explanation why you consider yourself as a suitable candidate for the preferred project(s)
- a detailed Curriculum Vitae, including relevant extra-curricular activities and work experience
- copies of diplomas, a list of your courses taken, and grades obtained, and a proof of ability to communicate and write in English (certificate and/or writing sample)
- contact information of two references
- a copy and the title of your master’s thesis (or an unfinished version).
The following projects will start in September 2019. Application deadline is April 7, 2019.
- Project 1: How positive and negative peer relations affect school well-being, academic achievement, and problem behaviors in secondary education
- Project 2: Subgroups in dynamic social networks
- Project 3: The impact of teacher-student interactions on children’s sense of belonging ad the acceptance of diversity
- Project 4: Parent-child relationships in diverse postdivorce families and outcomes for children and parents
- Project 5: family relationships in diverse postdivorce families and outcomes for children and parents
- Project 6: Long-term employment consequences of informal caregiving: a life-course perspective
- Project 7: ICT-competency and social inquality in student performance. What roles do family-, school- and country-level factors play?
- Project 8: The interplay between ethnic and educational network segregation and opinion polarization
- Project 9: How organizations shape ethnic discrimination in the labour market: studying organizations
- Project 10: How organizations shape ethnic discrimination in the labour market: studying employers
- Project 11: Within-family inequality and sibling relationships
- Project 12: Social networks and educational inequality in the transition from primary to secondary education
Selected applicants will be invited for interviews on May 6 or 7 in Utrecht. Please note that a Skype interview on April 18 or 19 could be part of the selection procedure.
Invitations for interviews will be sent by email after 22 April, 2019.