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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

PhD candidate: Processes underlying prejudice and tolerance

21.09.2022, by Hannah Schäfer

Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Application deadline: September 30th, 2022

Logo: Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Logo: Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Project description:
This ARC-project brings together psychological and sociological research traditions in order to examine individual and contextual processes related to intergroup attitudes. In particular, the project contains a series of multinational, multilevel, and longitudinal studies that will investigate polarisation and mobilisation of attitudes. On a practical level, the research findings will inform and nuance the current public and political debates on harmonious intergroup relations in diverse societies.

Job description:
The vacancy involves a 4-year paid, fulltime position as a PhD student, starting 1 January 2023, at the latest (but can be earlier), in the CESCUP research group at the faculty of Psychology, Educational sciences and Speech therapy, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Type of contract: temporary
Job status: full-time
Hours per week: 38
Application deadline: 30/09/2022. Position open until filled.
Starting date: 1 January 2023, at the latest (but can be earlier)
Funding Scheme: ARC – Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Offer requirements:
Languages and level: Excellent English skills
Required education level: Masters diploma in (social) psychology or an equivalent diploma that is relevant for this PhD project

Skills and Qualifications:
- You have obtained a master’s diploma in (social) psychology, political sciences, social sciences, or an equivalent diploma that is relevant for this PhD project
- You are interested in and are strongly motivated to conduct research in the domain of intergroup relations, prejudice, political attitudes, and diversity
- You are interested in and possibly already have experience in conducting scientific research, including literature review, data collection, data analysis and reporting
- You have strong quantitative research and statistical skills
- You possess excellent interpersonal skills and are prepared to collaborate in a research team
- You possess excellent writing and presentation skills in English

Specific Requirements:
- You will be involved in the execution of the research project
- You will prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of psychology
- You will aim to publish scientific articles related to the project and engage in other types of science communication (e.g., active participation in national or international conferences, workshops, seminars)

Additional Information:
Benefits: In addition to a full-time scholarship (comparable to a competitive Belgian salary), you will benefit from health care and social security. There are also many on-site services at the ULB: medical centre, university hospital, sports centre, subsidized restaurants, cultural centre, crèche, activities for children, …

Where to apply:
- Application deadline: 30/09/20222. Position open until filled.
- Contact details (email):

Hiring Organisation:
- Organisation: ULB
- Country: Belgium
- City: Brussels
- Department: Faculté de sciences psychologiques et de l’éducation
- Research Center/Group: CESCUP (Center for Social and Cultural Psychology)
- Website:
- E-Mail:

Selection process:
Applications (including curriculum vitae, detailed overview of study results and grades, motivation letter and names of two people who can provide a reference letter for you) should be sent to, with the subject line: PhD position ARC.

For more information about this position, kindly contact

Equal opportunities policy:
ULB's personnel management policy is geared towards diversity and equal opportunities. We recruit candidates on the basis of their skills, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, origin, nationality, beliefs, disability, etc. More details on the ULB gender and diversity policy are available at Diversity at ULB (