PhD and Postdoc opportunities in ethnologie at Neuchâtel

Climate change, sustainable development, sustainable agriculture, ethnology, social anthropology…

L’Université de Neuchâtel et la Fondation Rurale Interjurassienne ont joint leurs forces pour mettre sur pied le Centre d’excellence et de compétence pour le développement de systèmes agroécologiques durables dans l’Arc jurassien dans un contexte de changement climatique CEDD-Agro-Eco-Clim. Intégré à l’Institut d’ethnologie et lié à la chaire d’anthropologie de l’environnement, le CEDD a pour mission de dresser un état de la situation des principaux défis en matière d’agriculture et de durabilité, d’identifier les besoins d’intervention prioritaires ainsi que les bonnes pratiques, de générer, valoriser et partager des connaissances sur le sujet, afin de sensibiliser la population et les autorités politiques au niveau régional et national.

Pour renforcer l’équipe de ce nouveau centre, l’Université de Neuchâtel met au concours les postes suivants :

assistant-e doctorant-e (80%) a l’institut d’ethnologie
Entrée en fonction : 01/02/2023
Job advert (in French)

CHERCHEUR-E POSTDOCTORAL-E (75%, 3 years)
Entrée en fonction : 01/01/2023 ou à convenir
Job advert (in French)


Hiring now: 3 PhD researchers — migration

We have currently three positions open for a project on how narratives of crisis influence discourses and policies of migration and mobility. The project is built around crisis narratives, how they evolve, and how they affect social behaviour (attitudes, discrimination), policies, as well as migration intentions, bridging disciplines as experimental sociology, history and political theory.

Deadline: 8 May 2022

Full call: https://nccr-onthemove.ch/wp_live14/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022_IP40_Doc_UniNe.pdf

If this is not your thing, there are other positions by the NCCR on the move open at the moment, with deadlines in April, May, and June: https://nccr-onthemove.ch/jobs/

Hiring: Postdoctoral Researcher

We have an open position for a

Post-Doctoral Researcher (30 months, 80% FTE)

The start date will be 1 September 2021 or as agreed. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to a research project on the long-term impact of refugee shocks on the labour market, health, reproductive behaviour, well-being, and attitudinal outcomes of the resident population (quasi-experimental setup).

Requirements: You have completed a doctorate in one of the social sciences (preferably economics; sociology, or political sciences). Excellent knowledge of quantitative methods is required (preferably Stata or R). The project uses register data, as well as data from the Labour Force Survey, the Swiss Health Survey, post-election surveys, and results from selected referendums and popular initiatives. You are open to collaborate in an inter-disciplinary team. Experience in the analysis of register data, matching datasets, experimental methods and a keen interest in immigration, health, or labour market outcomes are an asset. Excellent written and oral command of English is required; knowledge of French or German is an asset.

You will be attached to the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies at the University of Neuchâtel (http://www.unine.ch/sfm/) and will join a team in economics, sociology, and demography. An affiliation to the national centre of excellence NCCR on the move (https://nccr-onthemove.ch/) is possible and will open up exchange with other postdocs and researchers across the country.

Benefits: The salary is in accordance with the university guidelines (https://www.unine.ch/srh/post-doctorant-e-s-fns). There is a budget for conference participation, and we will support you develop your own research agenda.

Employer: The position is based at the University of Neuchâtel. The University of Neuchâtel is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified women and candidates with a migration history are encouraged to apply.

Submitting application: Applications (letter of intent, CV, names of two referees, a relevant research paper as a writing sample) should be submitted as a single PDF to didier.ruedin@unine.ch (also for queries). The position is open until filled; for full consideration, apply by 15 June 2021.

Postdoc: Economics of Migration

Here’s an exciting opportunity with Prof. Martina Viarengo at the Graduate Institute.

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is recruiting

Postdoc in Economics of Migration (80%)

The successful applicant is expected to carry out research and contribute to research projects in the area of international migration, education and labor markets, under the supervision of Professor Martina Viarengo. This position is financed by the nccr – on the move.T

Requirements:
– PhD in Economics or related fields;
– Areas of expertise: economics, applied econometrics, migration;
– Promising publication record;
– Experience with econometric and statistical software (e.g. Stata, R);

– Excellent oral and written command of English (knowledge of French would be an asset).

The position is based at The Graduate Institute, Geneva, with periodical travels to the University of Neuchâtel. The initial appointment will be for a year, with a possibility of extension. Starting date: June 1st 2021 or upon mutual agreement.

Period of contract: June 1st to May 31st 2022. Applications should be submitted online at the Graduate Institute before the 31st of October 2020: https://erecruit.graduateinstitute.ch/recrutement/?page=advertisement_display&id=295.

Interested candidates should submit their application consisting of a CV, cover letter and a research paper. Two academic references should be submitted directly by the referees to Prof. Viarengo by e-mail at martina.viarengo@graduateinstitute.ch before the 31st of October 2020 (title: NCCR – PostDoc Position). For additional information, please contact Prof. Viarengo by e-mail.

Click to access 202007_GradInst_PostDoc_Economics_Viarengo.pdf