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PostDoc on Belief Systems (1,0 fte, 2 years)

This 2-year postdoc position is for a project on the nature and structure of belief systems. The candidate will work with Mark Brandt on the ERC funded Belief Systems Project that aims to understand belief ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Warandelaan, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

This 2-year postdoc position is for a project on the nature and structure of belief systems. The candidate will work with Mark Brandt on the ERC funded Belief Systems Project that aims to understand belief systems as networks of attitudes and beliefs. This is a full time research position where the candidate will help and take the lead analyzing survey data, conducting text analyses, writing papers, and publicizing results. There is room for the project to grow based on the interests and experience of the candidate. In addition, we expect that the candidate will contribute to academic citizenship (e.g., regular office hours, participate in weekly lab meetings, colloquia) in the department.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for a team player who is highly motivated and wants to understand how belief systems work. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., social psychology, political psychology, political science, sociology, etc.) and some combination of strong analytic skills, experience with network analyses, experience with text analyses, experience with statistical programming languages (e.g., R, Python, MPlus), and experience writing manuscripts.

Start date: between July 2018 – September 2018

Conditions

Tilburg University is a university that specializes in the social sciences. The research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the motto of "Understanding Society". The university is rated among the top Dutch employers, offering excellent terms of employment. For the postdoc position there is a 2 years fixed term contract. The full-time gross salary is € 3.475,- per month (not including various allowances). Employees from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. Tilburg University is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional information

Specific questions about the vacancy can be directed to Dr. Mark Brandt, (associate professor of political psychology, m.j.brandt@uvt.nl, http://www.tbslaboratory.com).

Bedrijfsomschrijving

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the themes of Health, Organization, and Relations between State, Citizen, and Society. The Schools inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Social Psychology

The project is embedded in the Department of Social Psychology in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University (the Netherlands). It is an international and vibrant group comprised of Social, Economic and Organizational psychologists. Our department fosters an intellectually stimulating and productive environment, advancing knowledge on social decision making and contributing to the effective practices of organizations and society. The language of the department is English. The school hosts a number of additional scholars who study networks and political beliefs. For additional information about the department, visit the website: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/socialsciences/organization/departments/social-psychology.htm