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 six Bachelor and twenty 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 holder of the position will be a member of the Department of Education and Social Work within the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

She/he is expected to:

  • Develop and maintain research activities—with national embedding and of (inter)national relevance—explicitly focusing on educational diversity management in the fundamental education classroom (e.g. adaptive learning methods, instructional scaffolding, differentiated education, formative assessment, reciprocal feedback), explicitly including the leveraging of digital opportunities (e.g., personalized learning and training apps/platforms), thus identifying and (further) developing best practices that can feed back into both teacher training and the school system
  • Exercise leadership internally and externally both in their field of knowledge and, as a leading educationist, apply their general knowledge and skills as a researcher and scholar
  • Develop and sustain the scale and quality of teaching and learning in the full range of the Faculty’s study programmes in Education
  • Undertake tutoring and internship supervision of BScE and BFP students, and engage with national education actors and stakeholders
  • Undertake doctoral and post-doctoral supervision and mentoring, further contributing to the development of doctoral education and training
  • Undertake leadership roles that ensure that the Faculty further strengthens its position as a leading European multicultural and multilingual site of research and teaching in the field of educational and social sciences

Teaching areas:

The holder will mainly be teaching in the Bachelor en Sciences de l’Education, the new Bachelor en Formation Pédagogique and the new Master in Development of Instruction (Master en Développement de l’Enseignement).

She/he will also lead the new Master in Development of Instruction (Master en Développement de l’Enseignement).

What we expect from you…
  • PhD in educational sciences or a closely related field (a multi/interdisciplinary research profile is particularly welcome)
  • A minimum of five years of postdoctoral experience acquired in a university or comparable research centre (teaching experience in a fundamental education setting is an advantage)
  • An outstanding research record in educational and social sciences
  • International research and teaching experience (teaching experience in basic training and/or specialisation programmes for fundamental school teachers is an advantage)
  • Proven ability to acquire research funds and conduct cross-national research projects
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Luxembourg’s multilingual educational system and its actors is considered an advantage
  • Willingness to engage in teamwork in teaching and research groups
  • Ability to work autonomously

Language requirements

The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. The person hired on this position must be proficient in French and German and have a good working knowledge of English.

In Short…
  • Contract Type: Permanent – this position is offered at the Full Professor or Associate Professor level, depending on qualification. Both levels are tenured. At the Associate Professor level, a possibility of promotion will be given after 5 years upon positive evaluation.
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: F3- 50019902
How to apply…

We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 1st October 2023.

Please send your application to Prof. Dr. Robert Harmsen (Dean of the Faculty) and submit your documents online within timeline established including:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae including information on external research funding acquired
  • Copies of diplomas
  • List of publications
  • Copies of recent publications (max. 5) relevant for the field in question
  • List of courses taught
  • A list of three referees with their name, address and present position. Please indicate their relationship to you

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Gender equality

The University of Luxembourg is committed to achieving gender parity among its academic staff and aims to eliminate obstacles to recruitment of female professors and their career development. Should candidates present equivalent CVs, preference will be given to female candidates in all departments where gender parity is not yet achieved.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunities employer.

Further information…

Contact: Associate Prof. Dr. Antoine FISCHBACH, Email:

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