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Post-doctoral positions on social capital at the Institute of Sociology of the Warsaw University


Venerdì, Gennaio 15, 2010

Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, Poland seeks to fill 2 full-time research positions for the period of 2 years, renewable for another 3 years. The posts will be held as part of the ERC project Public Goods through Private Eyes. Exploring Citizens’ Attitudes to Public Goods and the State in Central Eastern Europe.

The 1.73 million Euro grant has been awarded to dr Natalia Letki, who is the project's Principal Investigator. The project will be hosted by the Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw.

PGPE Project
For information on the project, see www.is.uw.edu.pl/pgpe/.

Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw
For information, please see http://www.is.uw.edu.pl .


Candidates are expected to have received their PhD or equivalent within the last 3 years (i.e. not earlier than January 2007)1 or to receive it within the first 6 months of their employment in the project (i.e. by the end of August 2010). They should be fluent in English and have a considerable experience with methods and statistical modelling. Familiarity with survey data analysis will be an advantage. Their background should preferably fall within sociology, political science, economics or psychology.
Successful candidates will become full-time research team members, participating in the preparation and execution of an international survey. They will be expected both to publish with the leading journals and presses in the field, as well as conduct policy-relevant research broadly oriented around the themes of the project.


An application (in English) consisting of:
• CV, outlining education, employment track, a complete list of publications and major achievements;
• two most important publications;
• future research plans (up to 3 pages);
all in a pdf format, should be sent by email to pgpe@is.uw.edu.pl, with a 'post-doc application' in an email topic.

Only applications with attachments in a pdf format will be accepted.
The candidates will also be asked to submit details (name, position, institution, address, email-address) of a referee who may be requested to provide a recommendation letter for the candidate.

Project salary will be between 18000 and 26000 Euro per annum (non-taxable), depending on candidate’s position, experience and expertise.

Deadline for applications is January 15th, 2010. Selected candidates may be invited for an interview in early February. Appointees are expected to take their new posts on March 1st, 2010.

University of Warsaw is an equal opportunities employer.


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