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 research scientist position is part of a concept to promote sciences in
the Luxembourgish education system through pre- and in-service teacher
education as a part of the SciTeach Center, a resource center for primary
teachers led by Prof. Dr. Christina Siry. The successful applicant will be
affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences, in
the Department of Education and Social Work, Institute for Teaching and
Learning. The candidate will be working in the field of educational sciences
and will contribute to teaching, research, and program development in the
Center. This position involves working at the intersection of academia and the
greater public through the development and facilitation of science education
offerings for pre- and in-service teachers.
The successful candidate will:
Develop ideas and concepts for the sustainable promotion of science
education in Luxembourgish primary schools
Develop workshops and other professional development activities for
Collaborate with a team including faculty, researchers, student
assistants, and support staff
Provide long-term ongoing support for in-service teachers
Conduct science education research related to the development and
evolution of the science resource center and programming as well as other
related aspects of science education in Luxembourg
Prepare single-authored and co-authored publications in English and German
Help to disseminate results of state-of the art research to stakeholders
in the Luxembourgish education system and at international conferences and
Network with policy makers and informal educators in Luxembourg and
internationally around the teaching of primary school science
Promote the offered resources, activities, and programs to teachers, as
well as to the general public
What we expect from you…
Desired candidates will have:
Completed PhD related to the field of education or a related field
A publication record that includes single and co-authored peer-reviewed
Experience with interpretive qualitative research approaches and
collaborative analyses and writing
Teaching experience, preferably in the area of higher education and
Experience developing and providing professional development for teachers,
preferably at the primary level
Expertise with developing materials to support learning through visual
Knowledge of the Luxembourgish education system and the formal settings of
science education in primary schools as well as in the teacher education
Fluency in in German and English required, proficiency in Luxembourgish
will be considered an advantage
The opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of a science
education program and of the affiliated resource center
Participation in a committed, interdisciplinary, and dynamically
Affiliation to an active research group with a profile of diverse
Contract Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
Starting date: January 2022
Job Reference: UOL04389
How to apply...
Applications may be submitted in German or in English and must include the
A letter of motivation
A detailed CV including publication record and teaching references
A copy of PhD diploma
At least two names and addresses of possible 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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