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.
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
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
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
An international and multi-lingual research environment
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
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
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,
Find out more about the University
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For further information, please contact: Prof. Monique Weis