Luxembourg : PhD Scholarship in the field of sociology of education

Luxembourg : PhD Scholarship in the field of sociology of education

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
Early stage researcher/PhD student in the field of sociology of education (M/F)

Ref: F3-060015b
Fixed term contract 3 years, renewable 1 year, full-time (40 hours per week)
Student and employee status
The early stage researcher/PhD student will be a member of the LCMI research unit (Language, Culture, Media and Identities) within the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg. He/she will work under the tutelage of the head of the LCMI research unit Professor Dr. Daniel Tröhler and Associate Professor Dr. Andreas Hadjar.

Writing of a thesis in the domain of sociology of education; focus on educational inequalities (e.g. migration background) and characteristics of educational systems
Contribute to research in the field of educational inequalities
Contribute to teaching in the domains of educational sociology (educational systems, educational inequalities) and methods of social science research

Master’s degree or a diploma in sociology or social sciences
Profound knowledge of theories and empirical findings on educational inequalities and how different institutional settings (educational system) affect educational inequalities
Be experienced in quantitative research methods (including sound knowledge of specific software like SPSS, STATA, AMOS, MPLUS, HLM etc.)
Excellent command of at least two of the following languages: German, English, French
For further information please contact:
Associate Prof. Dr. Andreas Hadjar

Personal work space at the University
Attractive remuneration
Candidates should submit the following documents:
Motivation letter
Curriculum vitae
A short (3 pages) thesis proposal
List of publications (if available)
Copies of diplomas
Names and contact details of two academic referees
Please address your application in German or English until 30th April 2011 to:
Marianne Graffé
Research Unit LCMI
University of Luxembourg
Campus Walferdange
Route de Diekirch B. P. 2
L-7201 Walferdange
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Deadline : 30 April 2011

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