Post-doctoral position in media studies

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg

June 4, 2022

Description

The University About us...

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.

Your Role...

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 research outcomes
  • 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
  • Languages

    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.

    In Short...
  • 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 (if 80%)
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Location: Belval
  • 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 experience
  • Digital copies of two recent publications relevant for the position (if applicable)
  • 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, NGOs …

  • Find out more about the University

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

    Dr. Raphael Kies / Department of Humanities

    Telephone : +352 46 66 44 9306 / Email: raphael.kies@uni.lu

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