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3 Post-Doc Positions with scholarships

Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM)
Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM)
São Paulo, Brazil
Application Deadline: 30 October, 2014
The Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) is a Research, Innovation and Diffusion (RIDC) with support from FAPESP. It is an institution for advanced research in social science that investigates social inequalities and the formulation of public policies. It consists of a multidisciplinary group, which includes demographic researchers, political scientists, sociologists, geographers and anthropologists, whose research agenda is focused on citizens’ access to well-being. The CEM researchers work in several fields of knowledge and apply distinct methodologies in their investigations.
 
Postdoctoral Fellows (PD) shall conduct theoretical and/or empirical research, in addition to other regular activities, such as participation in seminars, paper writing and the dissemination of research results.
 
The postdoctoral fellowships are expected to develop projects in one of the following themes:
http://www.fflch.usp.br/centrodametropole/en/1120
 
http://www.fflch.usp.br/centrodametropole/en/1121
 
http://www.fflch.usp.br/centrodametropole/en/1122
 
FELLOWSHIPS
The opportunity is open to Brazilian and foreign candidates. It is desirable to have a PhD in Social Sciences or related fields with a strong history of publishing and good performance in spoken and written English.
The selected candidate will receive a monthly fellowship in the amount of R$ 6,143.40 and a grant, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.
The fellowship also include a setup support for researchers who need to move to the city of São Paulo, Brazil, the institution´s headquarter. More information about the fellowship can be found in the following link: www.fapesp.br/en/5427.
A maximum of three (3) Post-doctoral fellowships will be selected.
 
DOCUMENTATION FOR APLLICATION
1.Full CV Lattes (www.lattes.cnpq.br) or Curriculum Vitae, if foreign; 
2.MyResearcherID e/ou MyCitation (Google Scholar);
3.List of publications; 
4.Research project, which should not display the identification of the candidate at any point, since the project evaluation will be blind. 
 
SELECTION PROCESS
The selection of candidates will be conducted in two stages. In the first, the curriculum, publications, and the academic trajectory of the candidate will be examined as well as the scientific quality of the proposal along with its adherence to the research lines of the CEM. The second phase will be an interview with the selection committee, when the academic merits of the proposals and candidate performance will be considered. 
Candidates selected for the second phase will be contacted via email by November, 21.
Interviews will be conducted in person or via skype on the 3rd of December, 2014.
 
APPLICATION AND DEADLINE
Candidates should submit their documentation by mail to centrodametropole@usp.br (subject: "SCHOLARSHIP – PD CEPID-CEM"). 
The application deadline is the 30th of October, 2014.
For questions and additional information, please contact via e-mail: centrodametropole@usp.br, with subject “Doubt”.
 
SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT  
The candidates selected will be posted on the CEM website by October 30th.
More information on: http://www.fapesp.br/oportunidades
 

Associate Professor (or Professor) Quantitative Methods

Department of Sociology, Nuffield College
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: 31 October, 2014

The Department of Sociology proposes to appoint an Associate Professor
in Sociology (Quantitative Methods). This full-time, permanent post,
based in the Department of Sociology, Oxford, is available from 1
January 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be
made in association with a Fellowship at Nuffield College.

For detailed information see
http://www.sociology.ox.ac.uk/vacancy/associate-professorship-or-professorship-in-sociology-quantitative-methods.html.

Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Sociology (Quantitative Methods)

Grade 36S: Salary £44,620 - £59,914 p.a. (plus pensionable College Allowance of
£21,462)

The Department of Sociology proposes to appoint an Associate Professor in
Sociology (Quantitative Methods). This full-time, permanent post, based in the
Department of Sociology, Oxford, is available from 1st January 2015, or as soon
as possible thereafter. The appointment will be made in association with a
Fellowship at Nuffield College.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out high quality research
that uses advanced quantitative methods to address substantive topics in
sociology and should be able to play a leading role in the development and
delivery of quantitative methods training within the Department’s undergraduate
programmes. This appointment forms a key part of the creation of the Q-Step
Centre in Social Sciences at Oxford, which is funded by the Nuffield
Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Higher Education
Funding Council for England to achieve a step change in quantitative social
science training.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject area, and
will have a strong record of research at an international level.  The ability
to provide excellent class and tutorial teaching to high-achieving and
challenging students and supervision of graduate students for the Department is
essential.  The post-holder will require good communication, interpersonal and
organisational skills.  A record of success in securing research funding is
also desirable.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further
particulars, which also contain details on how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on 31 October 2014.
Additional non-salary benefits and allowances apply. Interviews will be held in
Oxford on 28 November 2014.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic
candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. Committe dto
equality and valuing diversity.