PhD/ Teaching Assistant in Quantitative Sociology

City, University of London - School of Arts and Social Sciences

The Department of Sociology at City, University of London invite applications for two PhD studentships. Each student will receive a full three year fee remission and will be appointed to a fixed-term (3 year) Teaching Assistant post (0.2FTE).

These posts are being funded as part of City's Q-Step Centre. Funded by Nuffield, ESRC and HEFCE, Q-Step is a multi-million investment in the development of undergraduate quantitative methods training. City Q-Step Centre is based in the Sociology and International Politics departments. It builds on City’s commitment to excellence in research and learning as well as City's longstanding excellence in quantitative methods.

The candidates will be expected to pursue a PhD that includes analysis of quantitative data (this may form one part or the sole focus on the PhD proposal). Evidence of proficiency in quantitative methods (from prior study, research or work experience) is essential.

Person Specification
Candidates should have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by a good undergraduate degree with at least a second class (upper division) pass or equivalent; plus a good Masters-level degree with at least a pass with merit (or equivalent).

The main research clusters in the department are: Criminology; Media and Communications; Gender, Work and Class; Cultural and Creative Industries and Food Policy. We are, however, happy to consider applicants with a wide range of substantive interests.

Applicants need to be available from 1 September 2017.

Successful candidates will become part of the PhD cohort at City and will be appointed as fellows of City Q-Step Centre.

Additional Information

Applications Closing Date: 11.59pm on 26th April 2017.

Informal Enquiries are welcomed and can be made to:

We are happy to facilitate discussion on draft research proposals.

Application Procedure

  • Information on the application process can be found at:
  • All applicants should submit their application online.
  • To apply online, you will need to submit the following supporting documents:
    • Your research proposal.
    • Two academic referees (or one academic and one professional referee where appropriate).
    • Curriculum Vitae.
    • Copies of your degree transcripts and certificates.
    • Proof of your English language proficiency (if English is not your first language).
  • Applicants should write in their application that they would like to be considered for the ‘Q-Step PhD Post’.
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