Doctoral Grant (BOF) area of "Welfare Economics of Ageing"

Employer
University of Antwerp
Location
Europe
Posted
July 24 2017
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The Centre for Socio-Economic Policy Herman Deleeck is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Faculty of Social Sciences for a


Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of  “Welfare Economics of Ageing”


You study the quantitative question how the well-being of older persons can be measured with respect for their opinion about the meaning of a “good life”. You investigate the impact of social policies on the well-being of older persons.


Job description


  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of socio-economic sciences.

  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.

  • You contribute to teaching and research in the “Centre for Socio-Economic Policy Herman Deleeck”.

Profile and requirements


  • You hold a master degree  in the social sciences (economics, socio-economics, commercial engineering, sociology, …).

  • You can submit outstanding academic results.

  • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.

  • Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university's policy.

  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

  • You master quantitative research methods and data analysis.

  • You have a good knowledge of statistical software such as STATA or SPSS (or you are eager to learn).

  • You speak and write fluently in English.

We offer


  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;

  • the start date of scholarship will be 1 October, 1 November or 1 December 2017 or 1 January 2018;

  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.280,27 - € 2.419,84;

  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?


  • Applications may only be submitted online until the closing date 15 August 2017 and should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.

  • The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.

  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place from 21 August until 15 September 2017.

  • More information about the application form can be obtained from vacatures@uantwerpen.be.

  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Koen Decancq at koen.decancq@uantwerp.be.

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