Post-Doctoral Researchers
Oxford University, Department of Sociology

Postdoctoral Researcher in Gender Inequality in East Asian & Western Societies - 3 posts
Department of Sociology, 42-43 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD
Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum
Vacancy ID: 167637
Closing Date: 12:00 midday 31 October 2023

For the full range of responsibilities and selection criteria, and to apply, please view the job description on the University of Oxford jobs website.

The Department of Sociology is seeking three outstanding Postdoctoral Researchers to work in the areas of Gender, Time Use, Life Course, and the Family with Professor Man-Yee Kan.

The Postdoctoral Researchers will work in the European Research Council funded project GENTIME: Temporal Structures of Gender Inequalities in Asian and Western Welfare Regimes (https://www.gentime-project.org/), led by Man-Yee (Principal Investigator).

GenTime is a study of gender inequality in trends and patterns of time use across East Asian and Western societies. The project employs time diary data, time series, and longitudinal survey data.

The successful candidates should be able to work on one or more of the following topics: 1) timing and schedules of paid work, unpaid work, and leisure; 2) impacts of technology and flexible-working arrangements on the gender division of labour; 3) gender differences in leisure and rest time; 4) changes in time use over the life course, and 5) the consequences of time use on well-being, satisfaction, fertility, and other family and employment outcomes.

About you
The successful candidates will hold or be close to completion of a PhD in sociology, social policy, demography, economics, or another relevant discipline. Experience in analysing time use data or other large scale survey data, strong quantitative data analysis skills (particularly in sequence analysis and/or panel data analysis), and an interest in conducting comparative research involving East Asian countries are essential. Candidates will be required to show evidence of producing high quality research papers for submitting to peer-reviewed academic journals.

These posts are full-time on a fixed-term contract for 24 months in the first instance, with possibilities of extension for a further 6 to 12 months, starting by January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 midday UK time on 31st October 2023.

For informal enquiries about the posts, please email man-yee.kan@sociology.ox.ac.uk.

For the full range of responsibilities and selection criteria, and to apply, please view the job description on the University of Oxford jobs website.