The Utrecht University in the Netherlands invites applications for two PhD positions on the role of parents, peers and identity during school transitions in adolescence in 2019.
The Department of Education and Pedagogical Science, division Youth and Family, is looking for two PhD candidates on the project Development of Adolescent Identity and Autonomy During Transitional Periods (INTRANSTION). You will be part of a larger project team, including the principle Investigator, three PhD candidates, two Postdocs and a number of Student Assistants.
This project aims to advance our understanding of why some adolescents experience difficulties across transitional periods and others don’t, by focusing on intra-individual developmental processes. One PhD candidate will focus on the interaction between individual and social characteristics in the development of identity, psycho-social adjustment and school functioning during the transition from secondary to tertiary education. The other PhD candidate will focus on the role of interactions with parents and friends in the development of identity, psycho-social adjustment and school functioning during the transitional periods.
- The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience – ranges between €2,325 and €2,972 (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for full-time employment.
- Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year.
- They offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model).
They offer a position (1.0 FTE) for four years. The first year you will be offered a temporary contract, after which an evaluation will decide whether or not the contract is extended to the full 4 years. It is expected that successful candidates complete their PhD during this period. The expected starting date will be before July 1st, 2019.
They are looking for two motivated candidates who have an affinity with and knowledge of adolescent development. In addition, they are looking for candidates with:
- a Research Master’s degree or equivalent in Child and Adolescent Studies, (Developmental) Psychology or a related discipline in Social Sciences;
- excellent research and writing skills;
- a good written and oral command of the English language;
- knowledge of longitudinal statistical methodology and interest in learning advanced statistical analyses;
- good social skills and affinity with data collection;
- fluency in Dutch (because of the data collection).
An application letter with your motivation to apply for this job and your curriculum vitae can be sent by using the link below.
Application Deadline: March 30, 2019.