ICS | Bolsa de Pós-Doutoramento em Ciências Sociais
Nº de Bolsas: 1.
Duração das Bolsas: 4 meses.
Renovação das Bolsas: Sem informação.
Destinatários: Doutores em Ciências Sociais (Antropologia, Sociologia, Economia, Psicologia Social, Demografia, Geografia, etc.).
Projeto: “Transnational child-raising arrangements between Angola and Portugal”.
Período de candidatura: até 23 de julho de 2012.
Texto do Anúncio:
“EDITAL N.º 21/2012
BOLSA DE INVESTIGAÇÃO
Vacancy for 1 Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f)
Project: Transnational child-raising arrangements between Angola and Portugal
Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Marzia Grassi
Reference number 21/2012
A 4 months fully funded post-doc position is available within the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-UL), beginning in September 2012, under the supervision of Prof. Marzia Grassi.
The ICS-UL is looking for a researcher with a PhD degree in the area of social sciences to work on a project on the functioning of transnational child-raising arrangements for Angolan parents living in Portugal.
This grant is part of the NORFACE funded European comparative project, TCRAf-Eu: Effects of transnational child-raising arrangements (TCRAs) on the life-chances of children, migrant parents and caregivers between Africa and Europe.
TheICS-UL is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to research and advanced teaching in the Social Sciences. The mission of the ICS is to study contemporary societies with a special emphasis on Portugal and the societies and cultures with which Portugal has an historical relationship, either in Europe or in other regions of the world. Bringing together researchers from several different disciplines, the ICS currently focuses its research on five main subject areas: the formation of the contemporary world; the study of citizenship and democratic institutions; the problems of sustainability, linking the environment, risk and space; social changes and individual action in the context of the family, lifestyles and schooling; and issues concerning identity, migration and religion. The main disciplines represented at the Institute are: Social and Cultural Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Human Geography, History, Social Psychology and Sociology. The ICS is a research unit accredited by the FCT and classified as excellent. The institution received Associate Laboratory status in 2002.
Tasks/framework for this postdoctoral position:
The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for finalizing the report on a survey of 2250 school children in Angola, and of a smaller survey of 300 migrant parents in Portugal with children living either in Portugal or Angola. The reports have to be written in English.
The postdoctoral researcher, under the supervision of Prof. Marzia Grassi, will take charge of the final quantitative analysis of the surveys.
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher candidate with:
A PhD degree in a social science discipline (anthropology, sociology, economics, social psychology, demography, geography, etc.);
o Fluency in spoken Portuguese and English and excellent writing skills;
o Background in quantitative methods and familiarity with qualitative methods;
Specific skills and training in SPSS and Excel, and experience with adaptation and analysis of data of surveys in developing country contexts;
o Strong analytical capacity;
o Very good adaptation of statistical analysis;
Proven interest in development studies and migration and/or European migration law;
Familiarity with current debates in transnational migration studies, child fosterage norms, development studies and/or childhood studies;
o Willingness and proven ability to work in a team is important;
o Experience working independently and to a schedule.
Starting date: September 2012
For further information, please contact: Prof. Marzia Grassi at firstname.lastname@example.org Further information on the ICS-UL is available on our website: www.ics.ul.pt.
Candidates are invited to submit their application. Applicants should send:
1. Letter of motivation;
3. Transcript of grades from MA and PhD degrees;
4. Copies Identification card or passport;
5. The names and addresses of two references;
The deadline for submitting your application is 23rd July 2012.
Interviews of selected applicants are expected to take place on 25th July 2012.
Please send your application to
Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (reference “Concurso de Bolsas de Investigação n.º21/2012”) email@example.com
The referred documents have to be digitalized to be annexed to the application or sent to ICS-UL, Avenida Professor Aníbal de Bettencourt, 9 – 1600-189 LISBOA. Portugal.
For further information, or informal discussion about the position, please contact: Dr. Marzia Grassi (firstname.lastname@example.org or +351 21 7804700)
Lisbon, ICS, 9th July 2012
Professor Jorge Vala”