Convocatoria: 3-year postdoctoral positions in Sociology or Demography – Center for Demographic Studies (Barcelona) (Plazo: 1 de noviembre de 2020)

3-year postdoctoral positions in Sociology or Demography – Center for Demographic Studies (Barcelona)

Organismo: Center for Demographic Studies (Barcelona)


Aspiring candidates should have a solid background in Sociology, Demography, and/or closely related disciplines. Researchers interested in social stratification, family dynamics and sexual minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative and writing skills as well as applicants from underrepresented groups. 

The candidates will be invited to collaborate with the PI and will be given ample space to develop their own research agenda within the broad scope of the project’s goals, which include: 

Documenting the opportunities for sexual minority groups to attain education, income, occupation and wealth across countries and periods of time.

Documenting the family dynamics of individuals identifying as a sexual minority. Examples of such family dynamics are the entrance into partnerships and routes into parenthood.

Documenting and understanding the obstacles sexual minority groups experience to achieve socioeconomic and family-related outcomes.

The project’s research will be based on an analysis of large-scale surveys from a variety of countries (e.g. Add Health, HILDA, SOEP and Understanding Society).


Applications should be sent by email to with the following subject: “ERC MINEQ postdoc application (family name of the applicant)”. The deadline for application is November 1st, 2020. The final decision will be made by mid-December. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to give an online or in-person talk depending on how the covid-19 pandemic evolves.

Applications will be acknowledged by email. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within one working day of submitting your application online, please contact Hermínia Pujol (, on the job specification immediately and prior to the closing date/time.

Applications from non-EEA citizens are welcomed. However, non-EEA applicants should note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to secure a visa to travel to Spain prior to interview. Non-EEA applicants should also be aware that even if successful at interview, an appointment to the post is contingent on the securing of an employment permit and visa.

For application queries, please contact Hermínia Pujol (CED Human resources and Manager)

For more information on the project, please contact Diederik Boertien (Project PI)

Plazo de presentación: 01/11/2020 (Susceptible a error de cálculo, comprobar siempre)


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