Summer School in Dresden, Germany, for PhDs & Postdocs

Invitation Summer School “Vocational Integration in Post-Migrant Society”
3-7 July 2017

Open to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from education, sociology, economics, linguistics, and related disciplines.

You are invited to the International Summer School, which takes place on 3-7 July 2017 and is hosted by the TU Dresden/ Germany (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Center for Integration Research).

Outlook of the Summer School
In Germany–a country of immigrants—what counts as one of the biggest tasks for society as a whole is the integration of people with diverse backgrounds (ethnicity, age, gender, etc.) into a society which regards itself as inclusive. Therefore, a particular challenge is finding a way to properly utilise and develop the potential of such a diversified society. Societies that are open to such varying diversities are the main focus of research in so-called “post-migrant approaches.” These approaches shift the perspective from migration itself to the processes resulting from it- for example, social and political transformations, conflicts, and identity construction. In this context, the topic of integration and labour in post-migrant societies is of enormous importance, for it is within this area that participation within society is made possible. In light of the shortage of skilled labour and the current climate of demographic transition, integration can furthermore positively influence developments in the labour market. By extensively discussing relevant practices and concepts, Summer School 2017 revolves around the topic of integration with a special focus on how to further develop the structures and processes of vocational training and employment in an age of diversification.

Target Audience: Competition and Selection Process 
The group of participants will consist of researchers (on a doc and post-doc level) based in a variety of fields and from various different countries of origin who have been awarded for their excellent research activities (on the relevant qualification level) and innovative contributions to migration and integration studies.

Those interested are asked to describe their expertise in the subject matter detailed above and to state their motivation for participation in the form of an application. A committee consisting of professors from the Faculty of Education together with representatives of the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Institute of Sociology will be responsible for selecting appropriate candidates. 20 international researchers as well as 5 researchers of TU Dresden will be selected.

Please have a look at our outline of the Summer School

The registration is open now until 31st March 2017. Please apply here.

Two policy jobs – Alzheimer’s Research UK and IFS

Take a look at these two roles for insight into what ‘policy’ means.

‘The Policy Officer will contribute to the development and implementation of the policy function for the charity. The role may include work in Westminster and Whitehall and elsewhere in the UK. The position will play a key part in the development of a credible and comprehensive policy base for ARUK that will help the charity achieve clarity of approach as it works towards defeating dementia.’

See http://jobonline.thecareersgroup.co.uk/kings/student/DisplayVacancy.aspx?id=2b43a7b9-f2b8-4c30-abe6-32773fa07c4e

And

‘Right from the start, new researchers can expect to be involved in all aspects of research projects – from empirical analysis to writing final reports and giving presentations. IFS has a strong record in training excellent social scientists, some of whom build a long career at IFS while others go on to use the skills they acquired at IFS to good effect in the civil service, the media and academia.’

http://jobonline.thecareersgroup.co.uk/kings/student/DisplayVacancy.aspx?id=b33eba35-845e-42e0-911d-7cb69924d6dd