Post doc gendered and ethnicised interfaces of employment and care across Europe (Nijmegen, Nederland)
Deadline : 16/05/2010
European welfare states not only vary in how they address class inequality, but also in how they deal with other inequalities. The aim of this post-doctoral project is to build a typology and analyse data on variations in the gendered interface of employment and care, and to advance theoretical understandings of gendered and ethnicised division of labour and care across the EU27. The project involves a broad cross-national comparative analysis of all European Member States, focusing on differences between countries that transcend the usual North-South or East-West distinctions.You will concentrate your research activities on investigating how and to what extent patterns can be found in variations in leave regulations, in child care provisions and in domestic care work regulations. You will try to explain those variations by looking at the activities of and coalitions between various actors, by considering variations in gendered culture, and by comparing national to European Union policies.The project builds on research that has been conducted in the context of an EU project, QUING. You will be supervised and work closely together with Prof. Mieke Verloo at the Department of Political Science. You will participate in research seminars at the Institute for Management Research and at the Institute for Gender Studies of Radboud University Nijmegen.
You must have (or have evidence of the imminent completion of) a PhD degree in social sciences, preferably in political science (with a background in comparative politics), or in gender studies. Degree must have been obtained by September 2010.You should have a demonstrable interest in research on gender equality policies, as well as a record of research achievement at international level and demonstrable academic writing skills. You should be familiar with qualitative and quantitative research methods and processes. Fluency in English is essential ; knowledge of Dutch is an advantage. It is a plus if you are used to collaborative and interdisciplinary work.
Employment : 1,0 fte. Duration of the contract : Two years, or a few months more if the position is taken at 80 or 90%. You are expected to reside in Nijmegen for most of the time. The starting date is 1 August 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter. You should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae with list of publications and an example of your writing, as well as the names and contact details of two potential referees. Interviews will be held from 25-28 May 2010.
Additional information : Mieke Verloo
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