Ph.D Studentship in Sociology of Safety and Risk at University of Antwerp, Belgium

The University of Antwerp is delighted to offer a doctoral studentship award for studying Sociology of Safety and Risk. Only Belgian students are invited to apply. He or she should hold a relevant master degree such as social science. The winning students will receive a monthly grant of € 2.486,53. To apply, the application packet must be submitted no later than 14 September 2015.

Program Description
The Faculty of Social Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time vacancy in the Department of Sociology for a doctoral student in the area of Sociology of Safety and Risk. The program will be tenable for for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of an extension up to a total of 48 months after positive evaluation.

Award Value
The most deserving students will receive benefit of gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.167,88 to € 2.486,53 and a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD Degree in the field of Sociology, Environmental Sciences or Safety Sciences (with sociology as core discipline).

Place of Study
At the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Eligibility and Criteria
Eligible candidates must meet the qualifications as follow:

  • Applicant hold a master degree in social sciences or an interdisciplinary master degree in environmental or safety sciences with a demonstrable affiliation with social sciences;
  • Applicant can submit outstanding academic results (i.e. at least the mention ‘distinction’ on your 2nd cycle degree);
  • Also students in the final year of their degree can apply;
  • Applicant’s academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy;
  • Applicant is quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative;
  • Applicant have excellent analytical skills and can demonstrate good competence in qualitative social -sciences research methods;
  • Applicant have a special interest in environmental and technological risk studies and  in Science and Technology Studies (STS);
  • Applicant is fluent in English, Dutch and/or French, and are prepared to take additional refresher courses if necessary;
  • Applicant have excellent English academic writing skills and above average writing skills in Dutch and French (or are prepared to take further training courses if necessary);
  • Applicant is prepared to travel (within Europe) and work abroad (France) for a limited period.

Applicants’ Nationality
Belgian students’ are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
The application packet must be consisting the documents as follow:

  • A CV;
  • A motivation letter;
  • One or two papers, degree projects or other relevant works as proof of your ability to formulate, delimit and analyse research tasks and present research results;
  • A project draft stating the applicant’s research interest(s) and planned focus area of his/her doctoral thesis.

Submission Deadline
September 14, 2015.

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