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Postdoc position available at Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University

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Postdoc position available with PERSOS, Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University

A position as postdoc is open with the research group PERSOS (Perceptions of Social Stratification and Voting) at the Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University in Denmark.

PERSOS is a newly established research group on voters’ subjective perceptions of social stratification, their own place in the social structure (i.e., their social identity), the linkages between social groups and political parties, and the implications of such perceptions and identities for party evaluations and voting. Main interest concerns the investigation of perceptions related to social class and/or education.

The group is financed by the Danish Social Science Research Council for the period 2014-2017. The senior researchers of the group are Rune Stubager, Gitte Sommer Harrits, Jens Peter Frølund Thomsen, Helene Helboe Petersen, and Rune Slothuus. The postdoc position offers attractive conditions for independent as well as collaborative research within a small research group. The position will imply approximately 35% teaching, primarily seminar teaching for MA students in English. Through the research group, the postdoc will have access to funding for travel and data collection.

Applicants are expected to hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in political science, sociology, or a related social science field. In addition to interest in conducting independent as well as collaborative research within the focus of PERSOS, applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct state-of-the-art research within the field, possess strong methodological skills, extensive experience with quantitative, empirical research, and an excellent command of spoken and written English. The position is expected to last 2 years starting in the Fall of 2014, however both duration and starting date can be negotiated. Salary is according to the Danish pay schedule (in case of employment immediately after the acquisition of the PhD degree approximately 380.000 DKK (€ 51,000) a year plus 17.1% pension contribution) with opportunities for reduced taxation.

PERSOS is located in the Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University, which is a leading North European department with about 55 faculty members and 1,600 students. The department offers a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment with many international visitors and ongoing workshops. The city of Aarhus is a lively student city with about 300,000 inhabitants, see http://www.visitaarhus.com/ and http://www.internationalcommunity.dk/living-arhus.

Interested scholars may send a CV and a short statement of research interests to the project leader, Professor Rune Stubager by e-mail to: stubager@ps.au.dk before March 1, 2014. Candidates may be asked to submit a short research proposal and participate in an interview.

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