Postdoc hiring for ERC-funded project at University of Milan

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The Department of Social and Political Science at the University of Milan is looking to seeking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher. The position is fully funded for two years and can be renewed for a further two years.


The researcher will work directly with Professor Anne-Marie Jeannet on her ERC-funded project DESPO Deindustrializing Societies and the Political Consequences.” The aim of this project is to reveal how a person’s individual, family, and local community experiences of manufacturing decline transform the way they participate in politics and their political attitudes over the course of their life. DESPO will focus on the long-term consequences by five decades of manufacturing decline and its political aftermath (1965-2015).


The ideal applicant will be a skilled quantitative sociologist or political scientist with a demonstrated interest in family political socialisation or working class politics. He/she should also have a strong competence in statistical software (STATA or R), and preparing documents in LaTeX. A preference will be giving to candidates who have experience working with longitudinal household panel data, such as the British Household Panel Study or the German Socio-Economic Panel.


The position is open to candidates with a PhD in sociology, political science, or similar disciplines.


The application deadline is January 8th, 2021. The starting date for the position is February 1st, 2021 (negotiable). Please feel free to contact anne-marie.jeannet@unimi.it for any informal inquiries regarding the application process or the position.


See the following job announcement PDF and click the buttom below for additional information.

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Hear about the project from Dr. Jeannet during her remarks on ERC grants in this video (link jumps immediately to her presentation).