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MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Sociology

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    28/08/2021 13:00 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Francisco Entrena-Duran from the Department of Sociology at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2021 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information about the 2020 call: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV, the 2021 call is not yet open).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6.000 staff. UGR offers a total of 89 degrees, 110 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes through its 123 departments and 27 centers. Consequently, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.

The UGR has awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding. UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (http://sl.ugr.es/0bsW). The UGR is amongst the 201-300 first universities of the world, between 2nd-5th position of Spanish universities and number 1 in the Andalusian Region in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking. Specialties at UGR that stand out are Library & Information Science (position 32) and Food Science & Technology (position 36). Moreover, the UGR is also situated amongst the first 100 universities in Mining & Mineral Engineering between (76th-100th position), in Mathematics (between 76th-100th position) and in Hospitality & Tourism Management (between 76th-100th position). The edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research.

Additionally, the UGR has 8 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in Computer Sciences & Engineering (position 101-150). It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 43th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe.

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 118 projects with total funding around 29.115 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:

The headquarters of the Department of Sociology is located in the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology of the University of Granada. It has a total of 55 professors, of whom 27 are men and 23 are women. These professors investigate in very diverse areas, such as urban and rural issues, globalization, family, gender, affective-sexual relationships, age, consumption, knowledge, youth, culture, research methods and techniques, sports, tourism and leisure, education. Specifically, regarding the contact person or scientist in charge, that is Francisco Entrena-Duran, he is the author or coauthor of 152 works, including books, book chapters and articles appeared in prestigious international publishing houses and in indexed international journals. Moreover, he has conducted 21 PhD theses and has supervised or currently supervises several people who are writing their PhD theses funded by the Spanish Ministry of Universities with different 4-year predoctoral contracts for the training of the University Teaching Staff (Contratos predoctorales para la Formación del Profesorado Universitario -FPU-, in Spanish). The main lines of research of Dr. Entrena-Duran are: Latin America, Rural and Urban Sociology, Food Sociology, Globalization and Social Change, and Local-Global Dynamics. His Complete CV is available at: http://www.ugr.es/~fentrena/CVeng.pdf

Project description:

The MSCA-IF applicant could work in one of the Professor Entrena-Duran's currently active research lines; particularly, Rural and Urban Sociology, Food Sociology, Globalization and Social Change, and Local-Global Dynamics. Therefore, all those projects within these research lines are welcome.

Research Area:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Francisco Entrena-Duran (fentrena@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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