The Dean of Faculty of Social Studies
OPENS A POSITION
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher Post in
Advancing Research and Training on Ageing, Place and Home – HOMeAGE
Working time: full time
Start date: 1 September 2023
Application deadline: 17 February 2023
All applications must be submitted by Friday 17th February at 5pm CET to HOMeAGE@universityofgalway.ie
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher Post in
Advancing Research and Training on Ageing, Place and Home –HOMeAGE
Ref. No. 75503
Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position (36 months) as a Doctoral Researcher (DR) at the Department of Sociology, within the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. This position is one of 12 doctoral researchers being recruited as a part of a European-funded Marie Skłodowska- Curie Doctoral Network (DN) on Advancing Research and Training on Ageing, Place and Home – ‘HOMeAGE'. The successful applicant will be registered for a PhD at the Masaryk University, and will work on the topic of Ageing in unusual places and ageing out of place with Assist. Professor Lucie Vidovićová and Associated Professor Dr. Csaba Szaló at Masaryk University in collaboration with Jan Lorman (Gerontologický Institut, o.p.s.) in a role of external advisor and Prof. Dr. Frank Oswald (GUF) as a co-supervisor (see below information on secondments). Only applicants who have not been resident in the Czech Republic for more than 12 months in the three years preceding the start date are eligible for this post.
HOMeAGE involves a nine-country collaboration between leading research units, major intergovernmental organisations, international civil society actors and governmental and non-governmental organisations. HOMeAGE aims to institute an interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and international programme of doctoral training and research that drives the development of new leaders in excellence for the advancement of evidence-based innovation on ageing in place. HOMeAGE will address the three interconnected challenges of (1) needs and systems, (2) home and belonging and (3) rights and voice. The 12 Doctoral Researchers will be hosted across the network, and in addition to conducting an original research study they will participate in a 36-month network-wide training program, public engagement activities and collaboration with network members through short-term secondments in European intersectoral partner organisations.
About the post and the research project
This full-time post will be available, subject to funding, from September 2023 and offered on a fixed-term 36-month contract. This post benefits from a highly competitive and attractive salary, plus mobility and family allowances as applicable. Working as a part of the specific work package, the successful applicant will complete a research project on: Ageing in unusual places and ageing out of place . The objective of this research project is to investigate: (1) ageing in unusual/segregationist places: custodial (prisons), closed (friaries; nursing homes), transient (homeless shelters) sites and similar; (2) alternative meanings of home for these populations, addressing gender and diversity aspects of displacement; (3) how this analysis can be used to refine person-environment (P-E) models. It is expected that this project will involve intersectional approaches and in-depth narrative interviews. The successful applicant will complete two 4-month secondments. The first will take place at the Goethe University (GUF, Frankfurt am Main, Germany) which will expose the researcher to learning on P-E fit models and how they can apply to diverse settings. Secondment with Jan Lorman, (Gerontologický Institut o.p.s., Prague, Czechia) (4m) will expose the DR to advocacy and rights agendas relevant to ageing out of place. Expected outputs will include peer-review academic papers, and two policy briefs. More information on this and other HOMeAGE projects can be found at: www. icsg.ie/homeage.
About the Department of Sociology at Faculty of Social Studies (KSOC FSS MU) and Centre for Research on Ageing (CERA)
The Department of sociology at Masaryk University was established in 1921 and it is one of the oldest sociological institutes in Europe. It is an academic institution with a longstanding tradition of social research, focusing on interconnecting research activities with educational ones. CERA Centre for Research on Ageing is a working group of the Department of Sociology at FSS MU and we research issues of age, ageing, and old age in sociological perspective. We have long been involved in study of the sociology of ageing, age discrimination, active ageing, and age mainstreaming. We participate in research projects for national and international institutions and provide consultations for implementation projects by state institutions and non-profit organisations. Our areas of interest include, but are not limited to, home, housing, and environmental issues, social and pension policies, the labour market, family and partnership, social exclusion, lifelong learning, and technology. We provide expertise in the fields of social, cultural, and environmental gerontology. We use both qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches and process policy analyses. We are a strong team with a high level of international and interdisciplinary cooperation.
See https: // www. fss.muni.cz/en/faculty-of-social-studies and https: // starnuti.fss.muni.cz/en for more information on our work.
We are seeking to hire a motivated and committed doctoral researcher with a strong interest in conducting original research on ageing and place. The successful applicant will:
Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher eligibility criteria (https: // marie-sklodowska-curie- actions.ec.europa.eu/), and criteria specific to this project.
Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post
Salary : €29 496 per annum incl. Mobility Allowance as applicable and in line with the EC rules for Marie Skłodowska Curie Doctoral Networks 2021.
Additionally, Family Allowance if applicable and in line with the EC rules for Marie Skłodowska Curie Doctoral Networks 2021.
Start date : This position is funded by Horizon Europe under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network programme
and is available from 1st September 2023 to contract end date.
Continuing Professional Development/Training :
Researchers at the Masaryk University are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.
For information on moving to the Czech Republic please see https: // www. euraxess.cz/
To Apply : See recruitment guide and for informal enquiries please contact Assist. Professor Lucie Vidovićová at email@example.com.
To apply for this post, applicants are asked for the following:
Motivation letter (indicating why you wish to conduct this research project and why you believe you would successfully be able to complete this project);
Proposal format (not to exceed 2,000 words)
Suggested word count: 600 words.
Suggested word count: 1000 words.
Suggested word count: 400 words.
Max. 20 references (not included in word count)
All applications must be submitted via e-mail (PDF only) by
Friday 17th February at 5pm CET to HOMeAGE@universityofgalway.ie
with reference number 75503 in subject line of e-mail application.
The Masaryk University is an equal opportunities employer.
All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment Further information also at: https: // euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/49103#job- information