Vacancy Maastricht University: Migration and Transnational Families
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Maastricht is looking for a Post-doc candidate to work on a research program on the effects of transnational child-raising arrangements between Ghana and The Netherlands. Maastricht University coordinates the study and collaborates with the University of Ghana . The deadline for submitting an application is September 29, 2011.
The post-doc is responsible for: analysing quantitative data on the impact of transnational child-raising arrangements (TCRAs) on Ghanaian migrant parents in the Netherlands; collaborating with a cross-country comparative project (TCRAf-Eu) to investigate the differences between the effects found amongst different African groups in The Netherlands and Europe; helping with the coordination of the TCRA project- including the organization of conferences and workshops; and acting as daily supervisor of 2 PhD candidates on the TCRA and TCRAf-Eu projects. The TCRA project uses mixed methods therefore the post-doc is required to have an affinity with both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The post doc will also contribute to the teaching program within the faculty on Globalization and Development both at the BA and MA levels. The position entails 0.2 fte of teaching. The required qualifications include a doctorate in a social science discipline (anthropology, sociology, geography, international development studies, etc) with a focus on migration issues, excellent skills in quantitative methods and familiarity with qualitative methods, demonstrated research experience and international, peer-reviewed publications in the field of migration.