1977-78: Lecturer, Department of Sociology Wesleyan University
1978-83: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
1979-81: Head Tutor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
1981-82: Research Director, Swedish Institute for Social Research
1983-86: Associate Professor, Harvard University
1985-86: Research Director, Science Center Berlin
1986-88: Associate Professor, European University Institute, Florence
1988-89: Chairman, Political and Social Sciences Department, European University Institute
1989-93: Full Professor, European University Institute, Florence
1993-99: Full Professor (catedra in Sistemi Sociali Comparati), Università di Trento
2000-: Full Professor (catedratico en sociologia), Universitat Pompeu Fabra
2009-13: ICREA Professor. Universitat Pompeu Fabra
1981: University of Stockholm
1990: University of California, Los Angeles
1989-93: External Professor, University of Bergen
1994: University of Wisconsin-Madison.
1995-2007: Instituto Juan March -Madrid
1995: New York University
1998-2000: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
2003-2011: University of Leuven, Department of Sociology
2005- : University of Maastrich, School of Governance
2008-2009: University of Copenhagen
2012-2013: Guest Professor, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
2013 Guest Researcher, Copenhagen University
Other professional academic activities
Member of Social Science Research Council (US) in following sections: a) Comparative Political Economy of Postwar Europe, b) Stratification and Political Order, c) Japan-China program on One-Party Dominant Democracies, d) Committee on Western European Studies (1991-1997)
Member of Scientific Council, Juan March Institute, Madrid (since 1996)
Member of Strategic Advisor Research Board, Danish Institute for Social Research (since 2003)
Member of Scientific Council, European School of Economics, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (2005-)
Member of Scientific Council, European Master in Labour Studies, Università Di Milano (2006-)
Member of Scientific Council, Instituo Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados (2007-2012)
Ministry of Education, Denmark. Member of Strategic Research Council (2008)
CIS, Madrid (2009-2011)
Member of Scientific Advisory Board, UNICE Gender and Generations Programme (2010-)
Member of Council of Advisors, Population Europe (2011-)
Member of Avisory Board, Trygdfondens Boerneforskningscenter, Aarhus University (2013-)
Other professional non-academic activities
Project director for UNRISD, 1995. Prepared a report on global social policy reform for the UN World Summit in 1995.
The Vatican, 1996. Invited non-member for the 1996 Academy Session on social policy and global inequality.
Prepared United Nations seminars on Social Progress and Social Indicators, 1999
German Government Council, 2004. Advising to Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on family policy.
OECD, Social Affairs Unit. Consultancy work on social protection and social indicators: 1995-1996, 1997, 1999, and 2005.
Portuguese Presidency of the European Union, 2000. Prepared a policy report for the European Summit.
Danish Ministry for Social Affairs. Member of 'Think Tank' on Social Security Reform (1995-98).
Belgian Presidency of the European Union, Autumn, 2001. Prepared a report for EU Social ministries on life course-based social policy reform.
OECD. Member of OECD Mission to Evaluate the Swedish education system (2005).
Netherlands Government Council for Scientific Research (2005).
ISSA (International Social Security Association), Geneva. Member of scientific committee (2005-).
European Union Presidency. Member of Social policy advisory team to President Baroso (2005-).
Member of CHILD, the North American Association to promote the welfare of Children (2005-).
Member of advisory board for German Ministry of Employment, IAB, Nurnberg (2006-).
Generalitat of Catalunya. Helped prepare legislation for early child care system for Catalunya (2006-07)
Government of Chile, Consultant on the implementation of early childhood care for Chile (2007)
Fondation Terra Nova, Paris (2008-)
Rand Coorporation Europe
1973: Egmont Petersen Foundation for International Study
1973-74: Fullbright Scholarship
1975: University of Wisconsin Research Grant
1976-78: Social Science Research Council (Denmark) Grant
1978 and 1984: Milton Foundation Grant(s), Harvard University
1985-87: Nordic Council Research Grant (with J. E. Kolberg)
1986-88: Volkswagen Stiftung Research grant (DM 486.000) for Project: Welfare Policy Regimes and Permanent Disemployment
1987: EUI Research grant (Lit. 50 Milion) for project on labor market effects of welfare states
1989-90: EEC (DG-5) Research grant (Lit. 91 Milion) for project on labor market effects of welfare states
1993: Danish Social Science Research Council (Dkr. 120.000)
2000-04: Spanish National Research Council (SEC2000-1697-C02-01) (11.500.000 pesetas)
2001: Research grant, BBVA, 2003-2005 (60.000 euros)
2003-06: Spanish National Research Council (MCYT) (SEC2003-02699)(65.000 euros)
2006-08: Research Grant, Fundacion BBVA (75.000 euros)
2006-08: EU 6th Framework Project (Equalsoc)(4.5 milion euros)
2007-2010: Spanish National Research Council (MCYT) (138.000 euros)
2009-2014: Research grant, Agència de Gestió Ajuts Universitaris i Recerca (AGAUR) (36.800 euros)
2011-2014: Spanish National Research Council (MICINN) (165.770 euros)
2011-2016: ERC Advanced Research Grant (2.100.000 euros)
2012-2013: La Caixa Project(50.000 euros)
2014-2016: Spanish National Research Council (MINECO) (111.320 euros)
2014-2016: Research grant, Agència de Gestió Ajuts Universitaris i Recerca (AGAUR) (36.000 euros)
Scientific honours and awards
Premio de Pensamiento 'Primero de Mayo', Fundacion Campalans (1999)
DoctorHonoris Causa, Roskilde University. September (2001)
American Political Science Association Annual Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Prize - for Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism (2005)
Honorary professor. Aalborg University (2006-)
Annual 'trois lectures' speaker, College de France (2006)
Cambridge Dictionary of Political Thought (Vol.2). Cited as one of the important political theorists of the 20th Century
Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (as of 2007)
Annual HC Andersen Lecture, Odense, Denmark (2007)
Annual Drees Lecture, The Hague (2007)
ICREA Academia Award (2009)
Member of British Academy (2010)
Doctor Honoris Causa, Copenhagen University, November (2012)
Inaugural Academic Year Address, University of Generva (2014)