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PhD Scholarship: PhD project on youth of Turkish and Balkan origin in Zurich, Basel and Geneva, University of Neuchâtel‏

Three year appointment

The Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies at the University of Neuchâtel

intends to appoint one PhD researcher. Potential candidates must hold a Master degree in

social sciences and have some research experience.

The researcher will carry out a project on youth of Turkish and Balkan origin in Zurich,

Basel and Geneva, which is funded by a leading Foundation. The project wants to explain

successful trajectories of second generation youth and is thought to be the basis for a

personal PhD project.


Research in the context of the project on second generation of Turkish and Balkan origin.


§ Completed Master in social sciences

§ Expertise in qualitative empirical research



More information may be obtained from the Prof. Gianni D’Amato, Chair of the selection

committee, through


The salary is commensurate with the tariffs applied by the University of Neuchâtel

(see The initial appointment is limited to three

years and is intended to start November 1, 2013 (or later, according to a mutual

agreement). Candidates should have excellent oral and written English and German skills.

Working languages at the SFM are French and German; knowledge of both languages is

an important asset.



Applications should comprise a motivation letter, a full CV and the list of previous works.

The deadline for applications is September 30th, 2013 and should be sent to Ms NadjaRinchetti (