Vacancy: PhD Candidate ‘Immigrant Naturalization and Quality of Life’

Job description

Professor Maarten Vink has recently been awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council for the 5-year project “Migrant Life Course and Legal Status Transitions (MiLifeStatus)”. The objective of this cutting-edge comparative research project is to investigate the relevance of citizenship within the individual life course of an immigrant. The project analyses why, how and for whom legal status transition matters and, especially, how variation in policies between countries impacts on this relation. The research for this PhD project will focus on the relation between naturalization and quality of life, covering living conditions and health outcomes among immigrants, among others.

The PhD researcher will:

  • Analyze longitudinal data from population registers in the Netherlands and Denmark, Norway or Sweden, using advanced regression techniques.
  • Write and defend a doctoral dissertation.
  • Publish key results in working papers and peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Teach in the BA programme European Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in courses on research design and quantitative methods, and be involved in BA thesis supervision.

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