PostDoc Family Complexity - NIDI-KNAW - The Hague

PostDoc Family Complexity - NIDI-KNAW - The Hague

Published Deadline Location
8 Sep 1 Nov Den Haag

Job description

Project description

This project analyzes the demography of family complexity with a novel set of questions and a unique mix of contemporary survey data and historical register data. Examples of research questions that can be studied are: (a) What are the demographic and socioeconomic determinants of divorce, widowhood, early single parenthood, and stepfamily formation? (b) What are the consequences of divorce, widowhood, and stepfamily living for children, in particular for their own life course transitions and their socioeconomic achievement? (c) How is the process of intergenerational transmission affected by parents who leave the household and stepparents who enter the household? (d) How do the effects of parental divorce and (early) parental death on children compare? (e) How do the effects of family instability on children in current times compare to effects of instability in the early 20th century?

Data that will be used for the contemporary part of the sample come from the OKiN survey, which is a large-scale survey among adult children aged 25-45 conducted in 2017 (www.familycomplexity.nl) as part of the PI’s ERC project on family complexity.

For the historical part of the sample, data from the Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN) will be used in conjunction with the LINKS data set (www.iisg.amsterdam/en/hsn).

The mix of contemporary and historical data used in the project depends on the skills and preferences of the candidate.

Job description

The Postdoc researcher will be expected to publish several articles within the described project to be published in international journals. He or she will carry out advanced academic research within an international team of engaged researchers. In this role the Postdoc researcher will contribute to the data infrastructure around family complexity. The researcher will participate in and be present at (inter-)national scientific meetings.

Specifications

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Requirements

  • A PhD degree in sociology, demography, economics, (social) geography, or another relevant social science.
  • A demonstrative background in quantitative data analyses, including well-developed skills in statistical methods and advanced use of data analysis software (e.g., STATA).
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • A good publication record derived from the PhD phase.

Conditions of employment

The position will start 1 January 2022 or earlier if possible. At 0.9 fte, the appointment will be for three (3) years. There is room for part-time appointment. Working fewer hours per week will result in an extension of the total duration of employment. 

The gross monthly salary will be in line with the Dutch regulations for academic staff at the Postdoc level. Benefits include pension contribution, annual holiday premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%.

Employer

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)

The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW) is an Academy research institute. NIDI conducts research on population issues and informs policymakers and society about the results of demographic research. By concentrating researchers from different disciplines in a single institute, NIDI has become one of the most important demographic research centres in Europe.

Additional information

For additional information you may contact the PI: prof. dr. M. Kalmijn (kalmijn@nidi.nl)

More information on NIDI can be found at our website: www.nidi.nl

More information about the data may be found at www.familycomplexity.eu

Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.

We will not respond to any supplier enquiries based on this job advertisement.

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 34.2 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • AT2021-130

Employer

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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Application procedure

Candidates are invited to submit their application in English. Applicants should include:

  • Letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications, list of references (in 1 merged file)
  • PDF of one published or submitted paper.

The deadline for submitting your application is November 1, 2021. Please send your application to the director of NIDI, prof. dr. M. Kalmijn.

Interviews are planned to take place in November 2021.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Candidates are invited to submit their application in English. Applicants should include:

  • Letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications, list of references (in 1 merged file)
  • PDF of one published or submitted paper.

The deadline for submitting your application is November 1, 2021. Please send your application to the director of NIDI, prof. dr. M. Kalmijn.

Interviews are planned to take place in November 2021.

Make sure to apply no later than 1 Nov 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).