The European Training Network (ETN) G-VERSITY – Achieving Gender Diversity is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral doctoral training network for early stage researchers. G-VERSITY aims at fostering new kinds of expertise and jobs needed in Europe to help employers overcome the underrepresentation of women, men, and sexual and gender minority Groups (SGMs). The network constitutes a prototype for innovative doctoral training on gender diversity research. G-VERSITY joins 8 leading European research groups from psychology, education, management, business administration, media and communication studies with 7 non-academic partners, including an organization running the leading certification for workplace gender equality, a city administration, a public broadcasting service, a media training centre, and 3 non-profit organisations.
G-VERSITY offers 15 PhD positions for candidates who demonstrate a high motivation to do research on gender diversity and a strong desire to work in a trans-disciplinary research environment. Successful candidates will be hired for 36 months, the positions are available from December 2020 on.
Deadline: 15 November 2020.
- Project 1: Parent-child conversations about subject domains and occupations: University of Surrey, United Kingdom
- Project 2: Gendered pathways to professional life: University of Helsinky, Finland
- Project 3: Acting out gender identity — Self-portrayal in digital media: Free University of Berlin, Germany
- Project 4: Sexist organizational climate and gender-based harassment: Obstacles to careers in male-dominated fields: University of Stockholm, Sweden
- Project 5: Challenging manhood — When men strive for male-atypical professions: University of Bern, Switzerland
- Project 6: Networking for gender equality and diversity: Radboud University, The Netherlands
- Project 7: Sexual and gender minorities on their pathways to leadership: The Open University, United Kingdom
- Project 8: What's on TV? The role of gender and social status in media representation: Free University of Berlin, Germany
- Project 9: Being well prepared — A gender-related career setback training: University in Helsinki, Finland
- Project 10: Language and images — Social inclusion through subtle cues in organisational communication: University of Trieste, Italy
- Project 11: Making a good case for gender diversity — Pathbreaking organisational communication: Institute of Psychology - , Czech Republic
- Project 12: Am I the right candidate? Implementing gender diversity interventions effectively: Stockholm University, Sweden
- Project 13: Benchmarking current diversity management strategies: EDGE Strategy AG, Switzerland
- Project 14: Bias circumvention — A scientific evaluation of gender diversity training: Radboud University, The Netherlands
- Project 15: Train the sponsor — Implementation of a new mentoring training: EDGE Strategy AG, Switzerland
G-VERSITY will (1) determine how significant background factors affect educational and professional pathways of women, men, and sexual and gender minorities, and (2) produce scientifically based interventions for use in the workplace — including workshops, guidelines, and training materials, to be applied by employers to attain gender diversity. The training consists of collaborative supervision of individual research projects by academic and non-academic partners including mandatory intersectoral secondments to other academic and non-academic partners. The aim is for the PhD students to gather experience in different research sectors and to develop their transferable skills by working on joint research projects. The research training will enable the PhDs to complete publication-based dissertations.