PhD scholarship in the LIFETRACK project – Københavns Universitet

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28. september 2017

PhD scholarship in the LIFETRACK project

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, with a focus on inequalities in education and the life course. Employment is expected to start on 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 
The PhD scholarship is part of the research project “Life-Course Dynamics of Educational Tracking” (LIFETRACK), which is a large, joint project with other European countries. 
The LIFETRACK project examines long-term life course consequences of educational tracking and the underlying social mechanisms hypothesized to generate these effects. The LIFETRACK project is funded by NORFACE, a collaboration between the national research councils and the EU, and runs in the period 2018-2020. 

The successful applicant will be part of the Danish research team, which includes Associate Prof. Kristian B. Karlson (team coordinator), Prof. MSO David Reimer (Aarhus University), and two student assistants. The Danish research team is one of five European teams. The remaining teams are located in Germany (University of Bamberg), Finland (University of Turku), England (University of Durham), and France (Science Po). The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to visit one of the partnering institutions.

The successful applicant is expected to have a 
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in sociology or related social sciences, 
  • experience with working with administrative registers (such as the Danish Administrative Registers), and 
  • proven skills in econometric methods, especially those designed to test causal hypotheses.  

Previous experience in the field of educational stratification and inequality is an advantage, but not a requirement. 

Deadline for application is November 1, 2017.
Read more about the position and apply here.