10.11.2022

Doctoral Positions within the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group (f/m/d)

Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Bamberg

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories invites applications for the following part-time positions (max. TV-L E 13, 65%), with a maximum term of 5 years (initially limited for 3 years) to be filled as soon as possible:

Two Doctoral Positions within the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group "GenDiT - Gender in the Age of Digitization and Technological Change" (f/m/d)

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), with about 250 employees, is an independent research and infrastructure institution for empirical educational research and a member of the Leibniz Association. The core of the institute is the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), the largest long-term educational study in Germany.

You will be part of the independent DFG-funded Emmy Noether Research Group “GenDiT – Gender in the Age of Digitization and Technological Change”, which is hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). The Research Group is dedicated to understanding the links between digitization and gender inequality in the educational system and the labor market. A central aim is to combine knowledge from Sociology, Educational Research, and Computational Social Science. The research projects are planned in cooperation with an international network of leading scientists (at NYU, UCI, Sciences Po, and Tel Aviv). Further information on the Research Group is available at www.malte-reichelt.com/gendit.

Your tasks

  • Participation in the planning and implementation of research projects related to one or more of the following subjects “ICT-related gender inequality in the educational system”, “Gender inequality in access to ICT-related jobs”, “Gender inequality in positional power within ICT-related organizations”
  • Preparation and analysis of longitudinal data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), the Integrated Employment Biographies (IEB), archival newspaper data, and other relevant data sets
  • Producing research results using state-of-the-art empirical methods
  • Independent research for own PhD thesis
  • Presentation of research results at internal, national, and international research seminars, workshops and conferences 
  • Publication of research results in scientific peer-reviewed journals

Your profile

  • Concluded (resp. soon to be concluded) above-average master's degree (M. A./M. Sc.) in the field of sociology, computational social science, or another social science (e. g. economics, social economics, empirical educational research, psychology)
  • Interest in working with data and initial experience in empirical research with extensive data sets (e.g., as part of a thesis or internship)
  • Interest in topics of social inequality, gender, labor markets, and educational research
  • Solid knowledge of empirical research methods
  • Knowledge of machine learning methods is an advantage
  • Ideally experience with (statistical) software Stata, R, and/or Python
  • Very good command of English
  • Independent and team-oriented way of working, strong motivation, and initiative

We offer

  • Fully funded PhD position (65% position TV-L E13, public sector collective agreement)
  • An attractive academic work environment
  • Very good opportunities for further training and interdisciplinary exchange
  • Possibilities for research stays at and collaborations with faculty from New York University (NYU) and the University of California, Irvine (UCI)
  • Close connection to the University of Bamberg and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
  • Flexible working hours and a pleasant work atmosphere
  • Support for mentoring programs and childcare during conference attendance
  • A company pension scheme with deferred compensation at the VBLU

LIfBi advocates gender equality and staff diversity. Our institute promotes the compatibility of family, care and career through flexible working and part-time models.

International applications are highly welcome!

Your contact

As funding for the research group "GenDiT – Gender in the Age of Digitization and Technological Change" was attracted by Malte Reichelt, who will join the LIfBi as a research group leader in January 2023, please contact him directly via e-mail (mr4827(at)nyu.edu) for any questions. Malte Reichelt will have access to all applications for the positions and will participate in the interviews.

Please send your application and all job related documents by the 11/30/2022 via our online form at https://jobs.lifbi.de.

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