PhD in Sociology Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Scholarship / Financial aid: The salary ranges between € 2042,- and € 2612

Date: four year full-time contract or a five year part-time contract

Deadline: 15th May 2010

Open to: see Eligibility please

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: els.kusters@uvt.nl

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: pz-fsw@uvt.nl .

With any further queries contact Wim van Oorschot, Professor of Sociology at: w.v.oorschot@uvt.nl


Website: http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/faculties/fsw/departments/soc/
Email: w.v.oorschot@uvt.nl