Doctoral researcher (PhD Student) in Early Modern History

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg

November 10, 2021

Description

The University About us...

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University's faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) brings together expertise from the humanities, linguistics, cognitive sciences, social and educational sciences. People from across 20 disciplines are working within the Faculty. Along with the disciplinary approach a very ambitious interdisciplinary research culture has been developed.

The faculty's research and teaching focuses on social, economic, political and educational issues with the common goal of contributing to an inclusive, open and resourceful society. The FHSE offers four Bachelor and 15 Master degrees and a doctoral school providing students with the necessary knowledge and high-qualified skills to succeed in their future career.

Your Role...

The successful candidate will be based at the Institute for History (IHIST), within the Department of Humanities in the University of Luxembourg, under the supervision of Prof. Monique Weis. S/he will be a member of the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Luxembourg.

  • Define a coherent and innovative research topic relating to the political history of the 16th and 17th century, with a special focus on the Spanish Netherlands. Transregional approaches are particularly welcome, as are topics about politics and gender
  • Conduct independent research in the archives and libraries of different European countries.
  • Present this research in a thesis, submitted within 4 years
  • Attend scientific meetings and present papers
  • Prepare scientific publications
  • Contribute to the digital edition of Early Modern sources
  • Exchange with other researchers in Early Modern Studies, at the University of Luxembourg and beyond
  • Contribute to the development of Early Modern Studies in Luxembourg and the Greater Region with a public history approach
  • Assume organizational and didactical tasks within the Institute for History and for the Bachelor in European Cultures – History
  • What we expect from you…
  • Excellent Master's degree in History, with a specialization in Early Modern History
  • Interest for transregional approaches and/or for topics related to gender
  • Good knowledge of 16th and 17th century paleography in several languages
  • Fluency in French OR German, as well as in English
  • Strong feeling for scientific exchanges, cooperation and mobility
  • Interest in Public History and in Digital tools
  • We offer...

  • An international and multi-lingual research environment
  • Intensive mentorship
  • Membership in a dynamic research team with many doctoral students
  • Training with an interdisciplinary doctoral school
  • Some teaching experience at Bachelor or Master level
  • A personal workspace at the University of Luxembourg's Belval Campus
  • In Short...
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month, extendable up to 48 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Earliest starting date: February 2022
  • Location: Belval
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL04490
  • How to apply...

    Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • a Curriculum Vitae
  • a Motivation Letter
  • a digital copy of diploma certificates and MA transcript(s)
  • the names and contact details of two academic referees
  • Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

    The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

    Here's what awaits you at the University
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

  • Find out more about the University

  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University
  • Further information...

    For further information, please contact: Prof. Monique Weis (monique.weis@uni.lu)

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