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Two Assistant Professor Positions in Sociology and Demography

The Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi University invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track position in Sociology and Demography, at the rank of assistant professor beginning on September 1st 2020. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in all areas of quantitative sociological and demographic research, and especially those with an ambitious research agenda in the areas of social demography, social stratification and inequality, social policy and social determinants of health, gender and family, computational social science, and quantitative research methods.

Bocconi University was founded in 1902 to help advance social and economic progress across Europe and beyond. The Department of Social and Political Sciences combines faculty from several social sciences (demography, sociology, public administration, political science, economics, history and public health), with a strong interest for cutting-edge, policy-relevant research. Our faculty have a strong record of publication in top journals and university presses. The Department includes over 60 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, offering degree programs at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. We expect the successful candidates also to become fellows of the Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policies, an international, interdisciplinary centre for social science research which hosts prestigious grants, including many from the European Research Council.

The terms of employment are excellent and highly competitive in terms of salary, teaching and departmental duties.

Bocconi University is located in Italy’s most vibrant city, Milan, a historical and cosmopolitan city in a metropolitan area of over 3 million people and well- connected to the rest of Europe. Milan has easy access to the main train stations, with its high speed train links, whereas the nearest international airport is a 15 to 20 minute drive away from the campus. Milan is convenient both to access the seaside and the Alps. With its modern campus located slightly south in Milan, you will have easy access to surrounding country side, but yet still work within walking distance from the historical city centre.

Applications are due by January 7th, 2020. Review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled on a rolling basis.

Knowledge of Italian is not required. Responsibilities include teaching (in English) and productivity in research, including publications in the top journals of the disciplines.

Positions will be in the academic recruitment field 14/C1 General Sociology (academic discipline SPS/07 General Sociology) and in the academic recruitment field 13/D3 Demography and Social Statistics (academic disciplines SECS-S/04 Demography and SECS-S/05 Social Statistics).

Applicants should have – or be close to completing – a PhD and will have demonstrated strong potential in research. To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit: 

  1. a CV;
  2. up to three papers or chapters;
  3. a short statement outlining research goals;
  4. the name of at least two highly qualified academic referees.

Submissions must be done via the on-line e-form with pdf attachments which can be found at The letters should be sent by the referees no later than January 7th 2020. Bocconi University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Applications are particularly welcome from women and members of groups who are under-represented in academic posts.

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