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As a Junior Researcher, you will participate in research projects of the European Values Study (EVS). EVS (www.europeanvaluesstudy.eu) is a large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey research program on basic human values. It provides insights into the ideas, beliefs, preferences, attitudes, values, and opinions of citizens all over Europe. It is a unique research project on how Europeans think about life, family, work, religion, politics, and society; it started in 1981. The Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) is a EU-Horizon 2020 funded a program (www.sshopencloud.eu).
In this context, the main focus will be on surveycodings.org: a facility to develop further the coding of variables that are crucial in surveys, e.g., educational level, occupation, religion, and other core demographic variables. EVS is cooperating here with other European surveys, and will extend the scope to global social surveys. Focus for the coming period will be to standardize and harmonize codings further and make them available within surveycodings.org. The Junior Researcher may also be involved in other activities of the EVS.
What we offer
Fixed-term contract: 10 months with possible extension.
Tilburg University is among the top of the Dutch employers and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment. The collective employment terms and conditions for Dutch universities will apply. Depending on the candidates’ experience, the salary for this position on a full-time basis ranges between € 2.790 and € 4.402 gross per month based on scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities (not included are various allowances).
For this position a 10-month contract applies, a possible extension is dependent on available (European) grants after April 1st, 2022.
School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Tilburg University is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the motto of "Understanding Society". The faculty’s inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.
Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology with its vibrant, intellectual stimulating and innovative researchers is responsible for a Dutch Bachelor program and for a 1-year English Master program. In addition, the department offers a minor in the school's 2-year Research Master program Social and Behavioral Sciences. The research program studies questions of social inequality and of social cohesion from a longitudinal and cross-national perspective, with a theoretical-empirical approach.
Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg
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