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Doctoral Candidate in Economic Geography

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University of Luxembourg
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Added: May 11, 2024
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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 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 Doctoral Candidate will be a member of the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning.

Information about the department: https://dgeo.uni.lu

The tasks include:

  • Prepare a doctoral thesis in economic geography
  • Assist the professor in his teaching activities, one to three hours per week
  • Contribute to tutoring Master students

For further inquiries please contact Prof. Christian Schulz: christian.schulz@uni.lu, phone (+352) 46 66 44 – 6327

What we expect from you…

  • Master in Economic Geography or a cognate discipline
  • Experience in qualitative research methods
  • Thorough understanding of contemporary concepts in economic geography
  • Particular interest in sustainability-related innovations and transitions (e.g. diverse economies, post-growth)
  • Fluent in at least two of the following languages: English, French or German

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

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.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal Title: Doctoral Researcher
  • Job Reference: UOL06446

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 40952 (full time)

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  • 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 …
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