Full professor or Associate professor in the sociology of stratification and/or social mobility
Area of specialisation: QUANTITATIVE METHODS, INTERNATIONAL SURVEYS
– Doctorate in social sciences or equivalent
– Extensive teaching experience in the above-mentioned areas of specialisation
– Proven record of high-level research and publications on stratification and/or social mobility
– Proven record of expertise in quantitative methods and international social science surveys
– The post-holder will participate in strategic and methodological decisions for FORS (Swiss Centre
of Expertise in the Social Sciences) (http://forscenter.ch/en/)
– The post-holder will collaborate with the LIVES research team (http://www.lives-nccr.ch/); and
should therefore demonstrate on interest in issues of vulnerability and/or life course perspectives
– Strong international networks
Three hours teaching a week of throughout the year (84 hours in total) in the areas of specialisation,
according to study programme requirements.
The post-holder will also supervise Master’s and PhD dissertations.
The post-holder will carry out collaborative research in his/her areas of specialisation with the
relevant research units in the Faculty.
The post-holder will work 30% in collaboration with FORS (Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social
Sciences), namely through:
– Participation in international surveys, including the European Social Survey (ESS), Measures et
Observation Sociologique des Attitudes en Suisse – International Social Survey Programme
(MOSAICH-ISSP), the European Values Survey (EVS), the Survey of Health, Ageing and
Retirement in Europe (SHARE)
– Involvement in the methodological programme (e.g. data quality in surveys, etc.)
– Contributing to the improvement of data collection tools and experimentation both in face-to-face
surveys and alternative data collection (online) or mixed methods
– Promoting the analysis of data collected or distributed by FORS
The post-holder will work 20% in collaboration with the PRN LIVES team “Overcoming vulnerability:
life course perspectives” ( http://www.nccr-lives.ch/).
He/she will be expected to develop high-level international cooperations and to apply for external
research funding, particularly from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
Administrative responsibilities (25%)
In accordance with statutory requirements and in the name of collegiality, the post-holder will take on
administrative tasks, as required by the Institute, Faculty, University or university decision-making
In the framework of the collaboration with FORS, the post-holder will:
– Participate in defining strategic decisions for FORS (Council and Board meetings)
– Enhance and develop the relationship between FORS and the University of Lausanne (Executive
The post is located in the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) and the Faculty of Social and Political
Starting date: 01.08.2018
Applications should include a cover letter, academic CV (including list of publications), copies of
diplomas and qualifications, and a selection of five main publications, in PDF format, via the online
Only applications submitted via the online system will be considered.
Online application link: Full professor or associate professor in the sociology of stratification and/or social mobility
Further information can be obtained from Prof. Nicky Le Feuvre (Nicky.LeFeuvre@unil.ch)
Deadline for applications: 15.09.2017