University of Luxembourg
Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology of Education
University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character.
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Published: 25 days ago
Application deadline: Apr 01
Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology of Education

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The University of Luxembourg seeks a :

Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology of Education

  • F3-120014
  • 1-year fixed-term contract, CDD
  • Full time, 40 hours/week,
  • Starting 1 May 2017

For further information, please contact: Justin J.W. Powell, Professor of Sociology of Education, justin.powell@uni.lu

Research Area:

The postdoctoral researcher will be a member of the multidisciplinary “Institute of Education & Society” at the University of Luxembourg. Part of a diverse team in the dynamic organizational context of an international research university, you will work mainly with Professors Justin Powell and Andreas Hadjar in the Sociology of Education. The ideal candidate has substantive interests in (higher) education systems and inequalities; institutions and organizations; and science studies. The candidate should have advanced methodological training, especially quantitative, to work with large datasets, including bibliometrics. If you would like to work in an intercultural and multilingual team committed to the comparative analysis of societies, this position would be ideal. Knowledge of and research experience in multiple (higher) education and science systems advantageous. Current research projects in which this person must take a leadership role examine higher education and research institute development and scientific productivity; and education systems and inequalities. Countries compared in these projects include Belgium, China, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Qatar, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States, so knowledge of these countries is particularly welcome.

Your Role

  • Project-based and independent research at the nexus of sociology and education,
    in particular, cross-national comparisons and institutional analysis.
  • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals (English and/or German preferred).
  • Presentations and networking at scientific conferences (sociology and education).
  • Worldwide travel to conduct fieldwork and collaborate with research partners
    in Europe, North America, and other regions.
  • Teaching one or two graduate-level seminars per year in the research-based
    MA in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences (MASSES).
  • Mentoring of doctoral candidates and independent guidance of student assistants.
  • Transfer of relevant results to diverse communities from science and policy to wider publics.
  • Administrative responsibilities within the project and the larger research group.

Your Profile

  • Degrees (MA, doctorate) in sociology, education or a related discipline.
  • Interests and experience in sociological and educational research.
  • Substantial knowledge of higher education and science systems.
  • Advanced theoretical and methodological training.
  • Experience in project management, team-building, and university-based administration.
  • Native or near-native command (speaking, reading, writing) of English and German, fluency in French (and/or other languages) beneficial.

We offer

  • Academic freedom to develop independent research
  • A highly diverse, international scientific community
  • Collaboration in a dynamic team conducting visible research
  • Attractive remuneration and opportunities for career development
  • Personal work space at the University of Luxembourg’s new Belval campus

Further Information

Applications (in English or German) must be submitted ONLINE until 1 April 2017 and should contain the following documents :

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications and a writing sample (article or dissertation)
  • Copies of diplomas
  • Names and contact details of at least two academic referees (or letters)

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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