The successful candidate will help lead the "Unequal Effects of Housing Policy" work package, which links housing policy constellations in Europe and North America to political, social and economic inequalities across different societal groups.
This area of the project is primarily but not exclusively based on quantitative methods and a survey-based research design.
The primary tasks of the postdoctoral researcher will include :
Project-based research and theory development
Development and deployment of a survey designed to capture individual-level tradeoffs in the housing market
Publications in peer-reviewed journals
Contribution to team-based tasks, collaborations, and project management
Other research and / or teaching tasks to be determined in relation to the needs of the project and the interests of the candidate, including support of project activities workshops)
PhD in political science, sociology, demography, or a related field in the social sciences
Sound conceptual and empirical mooring in inequality studies and the welfare state with an interest in the ways in which housing policies reproduce economic, social, and political inequalities
Training and experience with quantitative approaches including survey design and analysis of household level income and wealth microdata.
Familiarity with data visualization, qualitative methods and / or methods based in causal inference considered a valuable asset
Strong project management skills with a desire to help lead a multi-year work package
Commitment to a team-based research environment with an ability to work independently and meet deadlines
Fluency in English. Knowledge of French, German and other languages a valuable asset.
Opportunity to work on an innovative project that seeks to both understand and reduce inequalities
A competitive salary and a range of social benefits
Personal work space at the University
A supportive academic team
A dynamic, multicultural environment
Contract Type : 36 months fixed-term contract
Work Hours : Full Time Hours per Week
Location : Belval / Esch-sur-Alzette
Starting date : Summer 2021
Job Reference : UOL04021