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Vacancies for two junior researchers

The junior researchers main task will be to conduct interviews with policy makers, NGO staff and other stake holders in the protection of migrants performing low-skilled work.

Applicants should have

  • A Master degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology or related discipline;
  • Working knowledge of migration governance (migration policies, diaspora policies);
  • Experience conducting qualitative interviews, in particular elite interviews;
  • Expertise - gained through research or living/working in - on at least one of the following countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda;
  • Willingness to spend several months abroad for project fieldwork;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.

Contracts are fulltime for up to 18 months.

Deadline for applications is December 9.

The vacancy and link to the application system can be found here https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Two-Junior-Researchers-on-Low-Skilled-Migrant-Worker-Policies-%28RIGHTS-Project%29/758404202/

Job Opportunity: Graduate Assistant in Social Sciences – University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Application deadline: 30th November 2022

Introduction

UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

The Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) of the University of Lausanne has a vacancy for a:

Graduate Assistant in the Social Sciences

Job information

Start date: February 1st, 2023

Duration of the contract: 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years

Rate of employment: 100%.

Workplace: Lausanne-Dorigny

Annual salary: CHF 65'000 (increasing each year)

Job Information: Assistant·e·diplômé·e en sciences sociales (20257)

 Your responsibilities

50% of the activity rate will be dedicated to the realization of a PhD thesis on the interrelationships between the mental health of family members over time, mainly using data from the Swiss Household Panel (www.swisspanel.ch), under the supervision of Prof. Laura Bernardi.

30% of the activity rate will be devoted to supporting teaching tasks (quantitative methods seminars) under the supervision of faculty members.

20% of the activity rate will be devoted to research tasks shared between the Center for Research on Life Course and Inequality (LINES) and the Swiss Center of Competence in the Social Sciences (FORS, www.forscenter.ch)) and consistent with the candidate's field of expertise.

Your qualifications

We wish to hire a person with the following profile

Master in social sciences or equivalent (sociology, social epidemiology, demography, psychology, etc.),

Interest in social science topics and in a longitudinal and life-course perspective,

Practical experience with quantitative analysis methods in the social sciences,

Experience with statistical software (Stata, R, SPSS, etc.),

Fluency in English and French.

What the position offers you

A place in the Life Course and Inequality Research Center (LINES) at ISS, which offers a structured environment for research training with trainings, workshops, seminars and informal exchange opportunities.

Collaboration with FORS, especially the Swiss Household Panel team, with opportunities for collaborative research projects with FORS researchers.

A consistent and continuous supervision during the writing of the dissertation allowing to follow a doctoral training, to participate in international conferences and to complete a quality dissertation during the duration of one's commitment.

Contact for further information

Laura Bernardi - Full Professor (laura.bernardi@unil.ch)

Boris Wernli - Head of unit Surveys (boris.wernli@fors.ch

Your application

Your application must be submitted in English and must contain the following items:

(1) Letter of motivation,

(2) CV with the names of two references

(3) Copies of university diplomas and transcripts of grades obtained in Bachelor and Master

(4) An academic text (chapter of master's thesis, scientific article, etc.)

Only applications submitted through this website will be considered. https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?_s.crb=Dqln9E5w2vpO77Y3zYVH1EqffpdC1edZ1clQK87DhdM%253d

Please send your complete application in Word or PDF format.

Additional information

UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.
www.unil.ch/egalite

UNIL supports early career researchers.
www.unil.ch/graduatecampus

Job Vacancy at the Australian National University

Doctoral Program in Sociology at FLAME University

Postdoc in Gender Studies with a focus on border and migration studies – Linkoping University

SPSS for Research

Internship

SENIOR LECTURER IN POPULATION STUDIES & DEMOGRAPHY

The School of Accounting, Finance and Economics (SAFE) is a dynamic and innovative School, delivering academic excellence through engagement and collaboration. That means we are continually growing and evolving in response to our environment. We listen and learn from our stakeholders within the University as well as our academic, industry and professional partners. This interaction enables us to maintain and strengthen the quality of our academic programmes.

A Senior Lecturer is expected to make significant contributions to the teaching effort of a School, Institute, programme, or an interdisciplinary area. A Senior Lecturer is also expected to play a major role in scholarship, research, and/or professional activities. A Senior Lecturer is expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills, and the ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff

The Person We Seek;

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:
i) A PhD in the relevant discipline with relevant tertiary teaching experience and/or research experience; or
ii) In exceptional cases, a Master’s degree or professional qualification with relevant teaching experience or relevant industry/professional experience or a significant research profile. For example, Profession-based disciplines;
iii) In addition, a Senior Lecturer will normally require a record of demonstrable scholarly and professional achievement in the relevant discipline.
iv) Other Minimum Qualification Requirements may be stipulated according to particular disciplinary requirements, following international standards.

Preference will be given to applicants with:
- A teaching qualification such as Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCTT) or equivalent

Enquiries and further information: Dr. Nacanieli Rika, Head of School, Accounting, Finance and Economics (SAFE), ph: +679 32 32570 ; fax: ; email: nacanieli.rika@usp.ac.fj

The position is available for a term of 5 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement, subject to successful performance outcomes.

Salary Range : FJ $99,971 to FJ $115,351 per annum

How to Apply

Application to be sent to: vacancies@usp.ac.fj

Application should be clearly marked as “Vacancy – Position Reference Number, Position Title”.

The advertisement criteria is available on our University website (www.usp.ac.fj) under Employment Opportunities.

Please include the following documents in your application: Academic Credentials/Transcripts, Cover letter clearly addressing key Selection Criteria and Resume with names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor. Referees will only be contacted if you are selected.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

USP is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. USP encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

Closing date for applications 19 December 2021

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Applications invited for researchers – DEMIKNOW Project (Short Term)

Kannur University invites applications for three full-time research positions. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with high academic standards and an interdisciplinary environment. The appointment will be purely on a contract basis. The position is part of Ryerson University funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) project titled International Coalition for Decentering Migration Knowledge – DEMIKNOW. The project aims to study the role of families in decision making and mobilizing resources on international student migration to Canada and Australia.

Required and desired qualifications
Applicants must have the following qualifications:

Research fellow- I (9 months)
● Hold an M.A. in Sociology
● Preferably 1 years of professional experience in the field of migration
● Exceptional thinking, writing, and editing skills
● Knowledge of qualitative analysis software like NVivo/ ATLAS.ti is essential
● Demonstrated capacity in fundraising and institutional development, and access to a
growing network of decision-makers and opinion leaders in migration and adjacent fields.
● Ability to effectively collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data through both
primary and secondary sources.
● Be fluent in English and Malayalam
Remuneration: 25,000 INR per month

Research fellow - II (4 months)
● M.A/M.Phil in Demography/Population Studies or allied subjects
● Preferably 1year experience in the field of migration.
● Exceptional thinking, writing, and editing skills
● Knowledge of statistical software like SPSS/STATA/ R is essential
● High motivation and initiative; ability to handle multiple assignments, prioritize, and
meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
● Demonstrated capacity in fundraising and institutional development, and access to a
growing network of decision-makers and opinion leaders in migration and adjacent fields.
● Be fluent in English and Malayalam
Remuneration: 30,000 INR per month

Research fellow-III (9 months)
 Hold an MA in Applied Economics
 One year training in demography
 Knowledge of statistical software like SPSS/STATA/ R is essential
 Preferably 6 months of experience in research
Remuneration-25,000 INR per month

Working hours: 40 hours per week

How to Apply?

Interested candidates are to send in their CV along with a writing sample to
hodeconomics@kannuruniv.ac.in

Starting Date: 08-10-2021
Last Date for receiving Application: 18-10-2021
Date of Online Interview of Short Listed candidates: 23-10-2021

For more details visit https://www.kannuruniversity.ac.in/en/announcements/

Call for application 2022 Migration Politics fellowships

The editorial team of the journal Migration Politics warmly welcome paper proposals for our authors’ fellowship in the residence programme. We are seeking submissions from scholars conducting innovative and inspiring research on the politics involved in representing, controlling, and managing migration. Successful applicants will spend a one week intensive residence period at the University of Amsterdam to develop their ideas into a manuscript ready for submission. In the run-up to the residence, the fellow will participate in virtual feedback sessions with the other upcoming fellows and expert discussants. The residency scheme covers a round trip and offers one week of accommodation for one person. During the residence, authors will participate in workshops and intensive feedback sessions with migration researchers in the Netherlands and – importantly – spend time in our beautiful city thinking through their ideas and writing them up into finished form. Scholars taking part in the author residency programme are expected to submit their papers for review to the Migration Politics journal that offers rigorous, single-blind peer review and full open access without article processing charges (platinum open access).
JOURNAL INFORMATION
Migration Politics publishes peer-reviewed scholarly contributions on the politics involved in representing, controlling and managing migration. The journal is not a generalist migration journal, nor a topical Political Science journal. Instead, we feature articles that promote inter-disciplinary conversations amongst Geographers, Political Scientists, Anthropologists, Historians, Sociologists and Legal Scholars on the relationship between migration and political institutions, processes and power. We seek contributions that present theoretically challenging ideas. Papers should present original empirical and/or theoretical analysis and be methodologically rigorous. The Senior Editorial Fellows of Migration Politics are Saskia Bonjour, Evelyn Ersanilli, and Darshan Vigneswaran. Migration Politics is a highly selective journal that adopts a uniquely intensive approach to the curation of cutting edge scholarly work. We regularly issue calls for authors to send us short paper proposals. Our editorial team then works intensively with selected authors to develop their ideas into polished manuscripts, including a two-week authors’ residency at the University of Amsterdam. These manuscripts are then sent out for external review. In this phase, we expect the acceptance rate to be much higher than the usual 5-10%, because of the initial stringent selection of abstracts, and because of the intensive editorial process. Migration Politics does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
We believe that the current system of academic publishing has reached its limits with academics working for free and journals making profits while the work has limited accessibility. In order to keep pace with these developments, Migration Politics is a full open access journal (platinum open access), meaning that articles are freely available in the official journal format from the moment of publication. There is no article processing fees (ACPs) for publication.
Migration Politics uses SciPost, a scholarly publication platform that guarantees both full open access and stringent scholarly refereeing. SciPost guarantees academic autonomy by soliciting sponsorship to cover operational costs from organisations (universities, research institutes, funding agencies) affiliated with authors who have published on SciPost. Papers on SciPost are indexed by Google Scholar. Migration Politics papers are placed on soc arxiv guaranteeing long-term availability to all readers.
AUTHOR RESIDENCY
Authors who have been selected to prepare a manuscript for submission to Migration Politics are invited for a one-week authors’ residency at the University of Amsterdam. Up to three authors will be in residence during the same period. The residency will include one public presentation, as well as http://migrationpolitics.org/

intensive feedback sessions with the editorial team, other authors in residence, and other migration scholars working in or near Amsterdam. Scholars are welcome to submit co-authored work however the residency scheme covers a round trip and one week of accommodation for one person per accepted abstract. The accommodation and travel are conditional on the submission of a full draft paper submitted a month before the start of the residency. Depending on COVID regulations, we may offer online or blended alternatives to a one-week Amsterdam residency. The next authors’ residencies will take place in the Spring (April 2022) and Fall (October 2022). Please indicate your preference for either the Spring or the Fall residency in your application, as well as your availability during the month of your preference.
REVIEW PROCESS
Manuscripts submitted to Migration Politics will be taken charge of by a member of the Editorial College, who will act as Lead Editor for the paper, with responsibility for selecting reviewers and writing decision letters based on those reviews. The Lead Editor requires a minimum of two reviewers to reach a decision on the paper. The Lead Editor will make revise and resubmit decisions independently. If the Lead Editor decides to reject or accept a paper for publication, this decision will be reviewed by a quorum of no less than five members from the Editorial College.
The Senior Editorial Fellows who convene the fellowship in residence program will not act as Lead Editors or reviewers for papers coming out of a residency.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Paper Proposal deadline: 15 November 2021
You are warmly invited to submit your paper proposal no later than 15 November 2021 to: migrationpolitics@uva.nl
Your paper proposal should:

  • consist of 1000-1500 words excluding references
  • state:
    o the core question/thesis of the paper
    o the expected contribution to ongoing scholarly debates (explain which debates the paper connects to, citing relevant work)
    o the methodological approach
    o the empirical material. Please note: data collection should be completed before submitting a paper proposal to Migration Politics residency programme
    o preliminary findings
  • include your name, affiliation, position, and contact details
  • your preference for either the Spring (April 2022) and Fall (October 2022) residency, as well as your availability during the month of your preference.

For more details, visit: http://migrationpolitics.org/