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The 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 PLDP (Luxembourg Platform for Participatory Democracy, future Luxembourg
Platform for Media and Participatory Democracy) is looking to hire a
postdoctoral researcher in Media Studies. The postdoc will be hired to work on
the Medialux project resulting from collaboration between the PLDP and the
Department of Media, Connectivity and Digital policy (SMC) from the Ministry
of State in Luxembourg. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, the
post-doc will be asked to carry out an annual survey of the media landscape in
Luxembourg, to conduct research in the field of media, communications and
digital technology, and to organize an annual cycle of public conferences on
the subject of media in society. He/she will be a member of the Department of
Humanities and of the PLDP. Additionally, the postdoc will have the
opportunity to pursue their personal research project in relation to the
topics covered by Medialux.
What we expect from you…
The candidate we are looking for should have a background in media studies and
an interest in analyzing the Luxembourgish media landscape. We seek a highly
motivated candidate with the following profile:
PhD in social science, law or related disciplines
Experience with scholarly approaches to the analysis of media (e.g.,
history, philosophy, law, sociology)
Good in quantitative methods
Good interpersonal and communication skills, including dissemination of
Good management skills
A strong commitment to interdisciplinarity
Ability to work in a multilingual environment
Experience in teaching at Bachelor and Master level will be a plus
Enthusiastic about, commitment for, and enjoyment of research
The University of Luxembourg is located in a multilingual context. The
Department of Humanities has four working languages (English, French, German,
Luxembourgish). The person hired on this position must therefore be
proficient in English and either French or German.
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month with possibility of renewal
Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week (if full time) or 32.00 hours
Starting date: As soon as possible
Job Reference: UOL04962
The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR
77.167,08 (full time)
How to apply...
Applications should be submitted online and include:
Cover letter addressing your motivation to work on the Medialux
project, prior experience and future interests
Curriculum Vitae , also including your publications and teaching
Digital copies of two recent publications relevant for the position
Contact information for at least two 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,
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Dr. Raphael Kies / Department of Humanities
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