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Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel
Professor of Sociology, especially Methods of Empirical Social Research
Department of Sociology
University of Bamberg
96045 Bamberg
Phone: +49-951-863-2629
Email: michael.gebel@uni-bamberg.de
STELLENANGEBOTE (JOB OFFERS)
Am Lehrstuhl für Soziologie, insbesondere Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg ist im Rahmen des Projekts „Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer“ (EXCEPT) zum 01.05.2015 (spätestens 01.06.2015) die Stelle einer/eines
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters (50% der regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)
für 3 Jahre befristet zu besetzen. Es besteht die Möglichkeit die Stelle semesterweise auf 75% der regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit durch die Übernahme von Lehrtätigkeiten (2,5 SWS/Semester) aufzustocken. Bewerbungsfrist ist der 19. März 2015. 
Link zur Stellenausschreibung


NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS
[Feb 2015] The European Commission has agreed upon funding (2,497,416 Euro) our new research project „Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer“ (EXCEPT). The EXCEPT project will be supported based on the European Commission Horizon 2020-Program, Call „The young generation in an innovative, inclusive and sustainable Europe“, Topic „YOUNG-1-2014: Early job insecurity and labour market exclusion“. The international and interdisciplinary research network consisting of ten partner universities/institutes in nine European countries is coordinated by Dr. Marge
Unt (University of Tallinn, Estonia) and co-coordinated by myself. Read more about the new project

[Oct 2014] I received 6,900 Euro funding from Volkswagen Foundation (funding initiative "Between Europe and Orient", call "Institutional change and social practice. Research on the political system, the economy and society in Central Asia and the Caucasus")
to organize a preparatory workshop in order to facilitate the joint development of a full research proposal on "Opportunities and Barriers at the Transition from Education to Work. A Comparative Youth Study in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Tajikistan". The workshop took place at the University of Bamberg from 29 to 30 October 2014. Project partners are Tair Faradov (International Centre for Social Research ICSR) and Rajab Sattarov (ICSR and Baku State University) from Azerbaijan, Irina Badurashvili (Georgian Centre of Population Research GCPR) and Giorgi Meladze (I.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University) from Georgia, and Saodat Olimova (SHARQ Research Center) and Subhon Ashurov (Technological University of Tajikistan, Dushanbe) from Tajikistan. Read more of the workshop


LATEST PUBLICATIONS

[Feb 2015] My book review titled "Book review: D. Gallie (ed.): Economic crisis, quality of work, and social integration: The European experience." has been published in the SSCI-listed journal European Sociological Review ar impact factor 2012: 3.688) (5-year impact factor 2012: 2.013).Download the book review

[Sep 2014] Our book titled "Transitions to adulthood in the Middle East and North Africa. Young women's rising?" (co-authored with Stefanie Heyne) has been published by Palgrave MacMillan. Read more about the book

[Jul 2014]
EUROFOUND (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions), an agency of the European Union, published the report "Mapping youth transitions in Europe" (100 pages) (joint work with Massimiliano Mascherini, Anna Ludwinek, Carlos Vacas and Anja Meierkord). The study analyses the labour market situation of young people in Europe, focusing on their school-to-work transition and also their more general transition to adulthood. Download the report

[Mar 2014] Our article titled "The impact of employment transitions on health in Germany. A difference-in-differences propensity score matching approach." (joint work with Jonas Voßemer) has been published in the SSCI-listed journal Social Science & Medicine (5-year impact factor 2012: 3.688). Download the article

[Nov 2013] Our article titled "Helpful friends? Personal contacts and job entry among youths in transformation societies." (joint work with Irena Kogan and Teo Matković) has been published in the SSCI-listed journal International Journal of Comparative Sociology (impact factor 2012: 0.652)
. Download the article

[Oct 2013] My article titled "Is a temporary job better than unemployment? A cross-country comparison based on British, German, and Swiss panel data." has been
published in the Journal of Applied Science Studies (Schmollers Jahrbuch). A longer version of the article is available as a discussion paper (SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research at DIW Berlin No 543). Download the article



EVENTS

[Sep 28-29, 2015]  I will hold a workshop on "Einführung in Methoden der modernen Kausalanalyse" (Introduction to Methods of Modern Causal Analysis) (in German), which includes methods such as (diff-in-diff) propensity score matching, instrumental variable estimators, and selection correction models, at GESIS Workshop series in Cologne. Registration to the workshop is now open!


[Aug 31, 2015] I will hold a plenary talk on empirical educational life course research at the Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research 2015 of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) in Bamberg. Apply here for the summer school


[Aug 3-7, 2015]  I will hold a lecture on "Multiple Regressionsanalyse mit Stata" (in German) at GESIS Method seminar series in Cologne. Read more about the seminar


[Jun 11-12, 2015] Participation at the 1st project workshop of the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT project (role of co-coordinator of the research project) at the University of Tallinn. 


[May 20, 2015] Invited talk at the scientific workshop "Bildungsindikatoren im internationalen Vergleich" at the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) in Berlin.


[May 12, 2015] Invited talk on "Berufseinstieg in Zeiten der Krise und Revolution: Eine Kohortenanalyse der Arbeitsmarktchancen von Hochschulabsolventen in Ägypten" (in German) (Labour Market Entry in times of crisis and revolution: A cohort analysis of labour market chances of graduates in Egypt) at LUH-DZHW-Forschungskolloquium in Hannover


[Apr 16, 2015] Invited talk at a workshop discussion on female labour force participation in Mediterranean countries with Muslim population majority at the Harriet Taylor Mill Institut in Berlin.


[Mar 5-6, 2015] Presentation on “The short and medium term impact of the great recession on youths’ non-employment rates and transitions in Europe” (in cooperation with Bettina Schuck, University of Mannheim) at the "Microdata from Eurostat - SILC, LFS, AES, SES, CIS, EHIS and HBS 4th European User Conference" in Mannheim. Read more about the conference


[Nov 20-21, 2014] Invited plenary lecture on "Die Folgen der Arbeitsmarktflexibilisierung für die Beschäftigungsqualität in Deutschland" at the conference "Beschäftigungsqualität im beruflichen, familiären und betrieblichen Kontext" at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) at Nuremberg. More information about the conference and call for papers


[Oct 6-10, 2014] Invited talk on "Why did European youth labour markets react differently to the economic crisis? The role of institutional factors" at the forum "Youth unemployment in Europe" at the  37th Congress of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie at the University of Trier. Read more about the conference


[Sep 3-6, 2014] Presentation on “The short and medium term impact of the great recession on youths’ non-employment rates and transitions in Europe” (in cooperation with Bettina Schuck, University of Mannheim) at the conference of the Transitions in Youth (TIY) European Research Network at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Read more about the conference


[Aug 4-8, 2014]  I will hold a lecture on "Multiple Regressionsanalyse mit Stata" (in German) at GESIS Method seminar series in Cologne. Read more about the seminar


[Jun 25-28, 2014] Presentation on "Delayed transitions in times of increasing uncertainty: Trends in first marriage patterns in Egypt" at the Volkswagen Stiftung Conference on "Challenges in the third decade of life in the 21st century - Individual development and health, social opportunities and inequalities" at Schloß Herrenhausen (Hanover).


[Jun 12-13, 2014] Chair and organizer of the session "Changing patterns of labor market dynamics in turbulent times" at the BIGSSS International Conference 2014 on Social Stratification and Social Policy in Bremen. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 Feburary 2014. Read more about the conference


[May 8-10, 2014] Presentation on "Temporary employment and subjective well-being: Short- and long-term effects" (with Jonas Voßemer) at the ISA-RC28 Conference "Old and new social divides: social stratification research in the 21st century" at the Central European University Budapest. Read more about the conference




TEACHING

[Aug 2014]  Participants of the workshop "Multiple Regressionsanalyse mit Stata" at GESIS (Cologne) rated our teaching quality on average with 1.21 on a sclae ranging from 1 (very good) to 5 (not satisfactory).


[Jul 2014]  Students rated my teaching quality on average with 1.33 (BA lecture in statistics) on a sclae ranging from 1 (very good) to 4 (not satisfactory). Read the full evaluation report


[Dec 2013] Students rated my teaching quality on average with 1.00 (MA reading course) on a scale ranging from 1 (very good) to 6 (not satisfactory). The course was rated among the top 1% of all 538 sociological courses ever evaluated at the University of Mannheim. Read the full evaluation reports


[Dec 2013] Students rated my teaching quality on average with 1.25 (MA research seminar) on a scale ranging from 1 (very good) to 6 (not satisfactory). The course was rated among the top 2% of all 532 sociological courses ever evaluated at the University of Mannheim. Read the full evaluation reports