ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversité libre de Bruxelles - CeSCuP
RESEARCH FIELDPsychological sciences › PsychologySociology
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/01/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONBelgium › Bruxelles
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/03/2022
The Center for Social and Cultural Psychology of ULB is seeking to hire a 2-year Post-Doctoral Research Associate to conduct research within the RESONET project, starting on March 1st, 2022.
The RESONET project is a collaborative research project funded by the European network WEAVE « Research Funding Without Borders » (FNS, FNRS, FWO). It is led by:
Prof. Karen Phalet (KU Leuven) and Dr. Emanunele Politi (KU Leuven)
Prof. Eva G.T. Green (Université de Lausanne)
Prof. Laurent Licata and Prof. Antoine Roblain (Université Libre de Bruxelles).
The postdoc researcher is expected to contribute to the RESONET Project under the supervision of Laurent Licata and Antoine Roblain. She/he will have no teaching obligations. He/she will be expected to contribute to collective work on the project, and to present and publish individual or collective research outputs.
Short description of the project:
Because a growing number of people are seeking international protection, it is urgent to examine how we can facilitate their adjustment to the receiving countries. Migration trajectories of asylum seekers and refugees (i.e., displaced migrants) are often marked by broken relationships, loss of social support, and cumulated social exclusions. At the cross-roads of social, intercultural and political psychology, this project employs an ego-centric social network approach. It focuses on proximal social environments as spaces enabling resilience of displaced migrants, while concurrently sustaining host society members' engagement in solidarity-based actions in support of displaced migrants. By combining unique data collected throughout this project with existing data, three research teams in Belgium and Switzerland will examine how intercultural ties between displaced migrants and host society members are created and sustained.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the project’s Axis 1. This axis targets networks of asylum seekers living in collective centers in Wallonia (BE). Two work packages (WP 1-2) employ an innovative mixed-methods approach paired with longitudinal network analysis. WP1 maps out asylum seekers’ social networks and how these intercultural ties evolve over time. WP2 investigates whether the relational processes generating a diverse social network increase social support and thereby sense of control and directionality over time.
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The position is based at the Université Libre de Bruxelles – Center for Social and Cultural Psychology. We offer a working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment with opportunities for professional growth. ULB is an equal opportunity employer (see project presentation). The candidate will be covered by the Belgian health insurance system. The Postdoc-position is a scholarship provision and therefore tax-exempt.
Applications should include (in one single PDF document):
- a letter of motivation explaining the candidate’s general interest for the project
- a full CV (including the title of your PhD thesis, a list of publications, and conference presentations)
- three representative publications
- Name, affiliation, email and phone number of two referees who can be contacted if necessary
Questions regarding the Postdoc scholarship can be addressed to Prof. Antoine Roblain (Antoine.Roblain@ulb.be).
Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELDPsychological sciences › Psychology
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE4 - 10
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE4 - 10
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELPsychological sciences: PhD or equivalentSociology: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESFRENCH: ExcellentENGLISH: Excellent
The successful applicant will:
- Hold a doctoral degree in social psychology, sociology, or a closely related field
- Have research interest and/or expertise in migration studies
- Demonstrate scientific expertise (publications, experience, etc.)
- Have a good mastery of quantitative research methods
The successfull participant will:
- Be fluent in French and English (written and oral)
- Be able to work well in teams and engage in fieldwork activities
- Have competences in longitudinal studies and/or mixed-method approaches is an asset
- Cannot have resided in Belgium for more than 2 years over the last 3 years and should have obtained their PhD within the last 8 years before starting the position (legal requirement for mobility grants).
- Knowledge of any other language spoken by refugees is an asset
EURAXESS offer ID: 709192
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