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Position: Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Sociology of Education
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: Conduct independent research leading to submission of a dissertation (monograph or cumulative) in the sociology of higher education; Publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences; (English, German and/or French); International research collaboration in the project “Relational Quality: Developing Quality through Collaborative Networks and Collaboration Portfolios” (Q-KNOW), conducted by the Universities of Hannover, Mannheim, and Luxembourg (qknow.uni.lu); Transfer of relevant results to diverse communities: science, policy, and wider publics; Teach seminar(s) in sociology of education and/or research methods annually; (in the Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences program: masses.uni.lu); Assume administrative responsibilities within the research group and manage student research assistants; Establish and maintain networks with a range of stakeholders and researchers in Europe and beyond
Requirements: Excellent Master’s degree in sociology or social sciences; Knowledge of theories and empirical findings on institutions and organizations in higher education and science; Advanced expertise in applying social science research methods; (quantitative, qualitative); Fluency in English and German
   
Text: UOL03485 31-Dec-2099 Company Text The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following position in its Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences: Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Sociology of Education (Focus: Higher Eduction & Science Studies) Fixed-term contract for 36 months Full-time position (40 h/week) Employee and student status Foreseen starting date: from 1 October 2020 The successful candidate will be based in the Institute of Education and Society (Department of Social Sciences) and a member of the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences. The doctoral candidate will conduct research leading to the completion of a doctoral thesis in the sociology of (higher) education and/or science studies. Part of a small, international research team, the candidate will have demonstrated experience in the sociology of (higher) education and/or (comparative) higher education and research policy or related fields. Your Role Conduct independent research leading to submission of a dissertation (monograph or cumulative) in the sociology of higher education Publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences (English, German and/or French) International research collaboration in the project “Relational Quality: Developing Quality through Collaborative Networks and Collaboration Portfolios” (Q-KNOW), conducted by the Universities of Hannover, Mannheim, and Luxembourg (qknow.uni.lu) Transfer of relevant results to diverse communities: science, policy, and wider publics Teach seminar(s) in sociology of education and/or research methods annually (in the Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences program: masses.uni.lu) Assume administrative responsibilities within the research group and manage student research assistants Establish and maintain networks with a range of stakeholders and researchers in Europe and beyond Your Profile Excellent Master’s degree in sociology or social sciences Knowledge of theories and empirical findings on institutions and organizations in higher education and science Advanced expertise in applying social science research methods (quantitative, qualitative) Fluency in English and German We offer An international, multi-lingual research environment Full-time contract (3 1 years); very attractive remuneration Intensive mentorship Membership in a strong, dynamic research team Personal workspace at the University of Luxembourg’s Belval Campus Further Information Application (candidates should submit the following documents): Motivation letter CV A short (3 page) thesis proposal draft outlining research interests List of publications (if available) Copies of diplomas and MA transcript(s) Names and contact details of two academic referees Ref: RCREQ0004329 For further information, please contact: Justin J.W. Powell, Professor of Sociology of Education justin.powell@uni.lu | http://staff.uni.lu/justin.powell | http://qknow.uni.lu The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
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