The Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socialisation, education and training (GIRSEF) based in the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), offers one postdoctoral fellowship in the context of the research project TeachersCareers, a five-years research project funded by the European Research Council (PI Pr. Xavier Dumay, StG – 2016_714641).
This project constitutes the first systematic comparative project in Europe aimed at understanding the changing nature of teacher policy, the evolving status of the teaching profession, and the increasing fragmentation of the labor markets for teachers and teachers’ careers. The study will be conducted in three national contexts (France, England, and French-speaking Belgium), in partnership with Oxford University, IREDU at the University of Burgundy, and the Ecole Normale Supérieure, in Lyon. ERC granted projects offer the opportunity to build up ambitious research teams addressing new and emerging fields that introduce unconventional and innovative approaches and research problems.
In the context of the Teacherscareers project, the postdoctoral fellow will:
Applicants must be in possession of a PhD in Education Sciences, Sociology, or Political Sciences, with an expertise on education policies and interest in the European transformations related to education. He/she should:
The postdoctoral fellow will be employed for 24 months full-time, starting ideally on September the 1st of 2017. Preferably the candidate will be in a situation of international mobility, meaning that he/she has not resided or carried out his/her main activity (employment, studies, etc.) in Belgium for more than 24 months in the last three years. The candidate will conduct fieldwork in Belgium, France, and England.
The Fellowship amounts to approximately EUR 2300 per month (plus social security contributions).
Applicants should submit: a) a curriculum vitae, b) two writing samples (article, paper, book chapter or similar), c) a motivation letter with, among other things, details regarding how the applicant meets the criteria for the position, and d) one reference letter and the names and contact details of two other potential referees. Applications should be sent to Pr. Xavier Dumay (firstname.lastname@example.org) before April the 30th, 2017. Skype or face-to-face interviews with short-listed candidates will take place in May 2017. In the subject of the email, please specify the position: “TeachersCareers application Postdoc”.