Convocatoria: PhD Position in Sociology: Social Inequalities, Child Development and Longitudinal Research – Trinity College Dublin (Plazo: 15 de mayo de 2020)

PhD Position in Sociology: Social Inequalities, Child Development and Longitudinal Research – Trinity College Dublin

Organismo: Trinity College Dublin


The Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is seeking to appoint an outstanding and highly motivated PhD candidate with excellent qualifications and strong potential to write a PhD dissertation in the social sciences. The successful candidate will conduct an innovative and cutting-edge PhD thesis on how social inequalities and family dynamics operate in children’s lives and development across the life course, using advanced methodological techniques with longitudinal data. Candidates with strong interests in topics like Life Course, Social Inequalities, Family Dynamics and Child Development, with an MSc in fields like Sociology, Economics, Demography, Psychology, Social Research, Social Policy, Education, Public Health or related fields, and with a strong profile in quantitative methods, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be fully integrated into the Department of Sociology at TCD. The new PhD student will get advanced methodological training in social science research, and particularly in advanced quantitative methods. The successful PhD applicant will be embedded into a highly international, diverse and stimulating intellectual and scientific community of social scientists at the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy of TCD, with junior and senior social scientists conducting internationally oriented innovative research applied to relevant real-world sociological problems. The successful applicant will gain expertise in the most critical skills and training to write an outstanding PhD dissertation. Also, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching within the Department of Sociology at TCD.


Application Procedure: Please, submit your application by email to, adding Dr Pablo Gracia ( and Prof. Richard Layte ( (as cc) in the same email. Subject Line: “PhD Position in Sociology”. Applications must be submitted no later than May 15, 2020 at 1pm (Irish Time).

Applicants must provide the following documentation attached in the email:

Motivation letter indicating the applicant’s relevant fit to the position (max. 2 pages);

Curriculum vitae;

Names and contact details of 2 to 3 referees;

At least one example of a written piece (expected in English) showing the applicant’s analytical, writing, and empirical skills in a social science discipline.

Plazo de presentación: 15/05/2020 (Susceptible a error de cálculo, comprobar siempre)


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