Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

UJA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships Hosting Offer 2019 (SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES)

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    14/06/2019 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Jaén
    Universidad de Jaén
    SEJ-311 Social Challenges in Complex Societies

Description of Hosting Institution (UJA – Spain)

Jaén University (UJA) was created in 1993 and is in the Top 50 of the world’s best young universities according to THE (Times Higher Education). This ranking analyzes aspects such as teaching, research work, the university’s international outreach, or integration into industry. Besides, the UJA has received the distinction of Campus of International Excellence in the fields of Agrifood (CEIA3) and Climate Change (CamBio), plus it also leads the Andalusian CEI project on historical heritage PatrimoniUN10.

Jaén University has five faculties (Social and Legal Sciences; Humanities and Education Sciences; Health Sciences; Experimental Sciences and Social Work) and two higher polytechnic schools for engineering (Linares and Jaén). In turn, these centers are organized into 35 departments. It also has three Postgraduate educational centers (Doctorate School, Advanced Study Center in Modern Languages and Postgraduate Study Center).

In regards to its research, there are five specialized centers at Jaén University. Besides, the full picture of the over 100 UJA groups covers the following research fields of expertise (https://www.ujaen.es/servicios/ofipi/uja-ri-expertise): Agrifood (AGR); Biology (BIO); Health (CTS); Social Sciences, Business, Law (SEJ); Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (FQM); Humanities (HUM); Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (RNM); Information and Communications Technology (TIC); and Engineering Production Technology (TEP).

As far the UJA hosting offer is concerned, Prof. ANTONIO DAVID CÁMARA HUESO (adcamara@ujaen.es) would be willing to host post-doctoral researchers that are eventually funded through the H2020 MSCA-IF 2019 call for applications to be part of the following research team:


UJA hosting research group (https://bit.ly/2UMGesS)

Our research group at the University of Jaén (Social Challenges within Complex Societies; ref. SEJ-311) has carried out a variety of research projects on sociological aspects of current societies regarding diverse aspects around sociability and social cohesion. Our focus is on social problems associated with new patterns of inter-personal and inter-group relationships that 1) are engaged in and 2) influence on the settings of labor markets, the patterns of cohabitation and the changes in basic provisions of Welfare States. Research initiatives stressing socio-demographic aspects of those processes in Southern European countries are especially welcomed to be hosted.


Project description

At present we have a 4yr research project (running from 2016 to the end of 2019 and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation) focused on the sociological aspects around the rise of one-person households in Spain: “Profiles, environments and identities of future sociability: geo-sociology of one-person households in Spain” (ref. CSO2015-67066-R). The design and objectives of the project fit both quantitative and qualitative skills/expertise of potential candidates from the Marie S. Curie Fellowship Programme.

Candidates may opt for either contributing to the development and attainment of one or several specific objectives.


Two principal research questions are addressed:

  • How should we interpret solo living upraising within the pathways of social change in Spain?
  • Which are the consequences of that increase on the manners of sociability and their spatial settings?

Three analytical approaches will be developed, namely focused on sociodemographic profiles, residential environments and biographic trajectories.


The following specific objectives are established for this project:

  • To determine sociological profiles of one-person households in Spain by using some key sociodemographic variables: age, sex, educational attainment, marital status and activity status.
  • To characterize the environments where one-person households socialize primarily (housing and residential environment).
  • To establish spatial patterns of one-person households at three levels: across provinces, across municipalities and within municipalities.

To examine motivations and expectations deriving in solo living by analyzing biographic trajectories and as a function of the abovementioned contextual factors.


Application procedure

CV, Motivation letter and Summary of project proposal (250 words) by 14th June 2019 to ofipi@ujaen.es. Further information regarding the application requirements can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/individual-fellowships_en & https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/msca-if-2019.


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