the status of youth in the early 21st Century
The deadline for submission is closed.
The Institute for Culture and Society (ICS, University of Navarra) is seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow for one academic year (extendable) starting no later than September 1, 2022.
The selected candidate will join the Youth in Transition (YiT) research team, specialized in the assessment of the status of youth in the early 21st Century, with a particular focus on their interaction with technological devices, and the behavioral trends derived thereof. Our work is organized in two main projects:
→ TRANSADULT: Transitions to Adulthood in the 21st Century
We are developing a model of interpersonal and psychological tools that facilitate youth’s transition to adult responsibilities. In 2021 we surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,200 Spanish youth ages 18 to 32; and in-depth interviewed 30 of the same youth.
→ WISE: Wellbeing in the use of the Internet, Social Media, and Entertainment
We are conducting a four-year cohort study on the role of social media and the smartphone in the relational and psychological wellbeing of youth. The study follows 1,200 young adults in Spain, between the ages of 18 and 25. In 2022 we are adding a nationally representative sample of Portuguese youth, to be tracked from ages 20 to 25.
Using the available data (quantitative & qualitative) the selected candidate’s main job will be to help develop an annual Youth Report, with three main parts (subject to reconsideration):
1. Work: view of work, ideal working conditions, work preferences and expectations.
2. Love: their values, attitudes, beliefs and expectations on romantic relationships.
3. Mind: psychological and emotional maturity, own sense of adulthood.
Additionally, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to develop his/her own research agenda, to bring new ideas to the group, and to contribute to the group’s existing research portfolio.
→ Proven expertise in quantitative statistical methods such as longitudinal and multilevel modeling, multivariate analysis, structural equation modeling, and similar techniques.
→ A PhD in Statistics, Sociology, Demography, Economics, Psychology, or Communication.
→ Prior research experience; demonstrated ability to publish in indexed journals.
→ Good command of the English and Spanish? language (written and spoken).
→ The position is for one year, extendable on a yearly basis –conditional on performance reviews.
→ The candidate will be hired as a postdoctoral researcher, with a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
→ Complimentary courses in the Spanish language and culture
→ Curriculum Vitae.
→ A cover letter expressing the candidate’s interest in the position.
→ Two letters of recommendation (submitted directly by their authors to the email address below).
→ One writing sample, preferably a research manuscript, published paper or dissertation chapter.