University of Essex, Department of Sociology,
NORFACE PhD scholarship in the project
‘500 Families: Migration Histories of Turks in Europe’
The Department of Sociology is looking for an enthusiastic PhD candidate for three years, commencing October 2010. Under the supervision of Dr Güveli, the student will conduct a study leading to a PhD thesis. The candidate is required to write his/her own PhD proposal within the project ‘500 Families: Migration Histories of Turks in Europe’. The first version of this proposal should be presented when making the application and it will be used to select the successful student.
Project ‘500 Families: Migration Histories of Turks in Europe (LineUp) ’
The research project ‘500 Families: Migration Histories of Turks in Europe (LineUp)’ is funded by the NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe). This international collaborative research involves partners from the UK, Netherlands and Germany. It aims to collect data on the complete genealogies of 500 Turkish families in Europe and Turkey, to interview a selected number of family members (around 6,000) and to collect data about 11,000 family members of these genealogies. It focuses on migration patterns of the Turkish immigrants in Europe and investigates transmission of resources, behaviour, and values across multiple generations. The Turkish families will be selected by screening five high migrant sending regions in Turkey.
Further information about the Research Project LineUp can be found on the project’s web page at: www.lineup.essex.ac.uk
More information about the Department of Sociology can be found at: www.essex.ac.uk/sociology
Qualifications and skills
Qualifications of the PhD candidate should include a Masters in sociology, or related social sciences discipline, advanced skills of social science quantitative research, experience with and strong interest in migration issues. In addition, excellent skills in using statistical software packages such as SPSS, STATA and preferably MLwiN and ability in speaking, writing and understanding Turkish, English and preferably French.
The award pays tuition fees and a maintenance grant each year for a maximum of three years of full-time doctoral study (subject to evidence of satisfactory progress).
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Ayse Güveli (T 00 44 (0) 1206 873054,
E firstname.lastname@example.org). Please send your research proposal and CV via e-mail with the following inserted into the subject: ‘LineUp PhD position’ before the closing time (stated below).
However, all applications must also be sent to Ms Michele Hall. The successful candidate must provide all necessary documents. For more information about these documents please contact Ms Michele Hall with the following inserted into the subject: ‘LineUp PhD position’.
Department of Sociology
T 00 44 (0) 1206 87 3051
Closing date: 23 July 2010
Interview date: Week beginning 2 August 2010