PhD Candidate in Educational Sciences (M/F)

Updated: 11 months ago
Deadline: 15 Sep 2019

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

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding researchers within its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) a:

PhD Candidate in Educational Sciences (M/F)

  • Réf.: F3‐040001
  • Full-time, 40 hrs/week 14 months fixed-term contract, renewable up to 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required
  • Foreseen starting date: November 2019

The PhD position will be focused on conducting innovative qualitative research in science education, in particular at the primary and / or early childhood levels. The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Institute for Applied Educational Sciences, situated within the Research Unit "Education, Culture, Cognition and Society" (ECCS). The candidate will work in the field of educational sciences and will contribute to the research program led by Prof. Dr. Christina Siry. The PhD candidate will engage in independent as well as collaborative educational research with a focus on sociocultural theoretical perspectives, and will work as a part of a dynamic research team.

Your Role

Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Christina Siry, the successful candidate will:

  • Engage in research targeted at receiving a PhD in Educational Sciences (cumulative; i.e. based on peer-reviewed publications)
  • Conduct an in-depth literature review to support the research plan
  • Coordinate the organization of data-sets, including video data collection and management, and multi-level data analysis
  • Communicate and collaborate with a research team, including teachers and student assistants
  • Engage in international opportunities for learning and development (i.e., doctoral summer school possibilities)
  • Take responsibility for administrative tasks within the study
  • Author, and co-author, international publications (in English-speaking peer reviewed journals and at scientific conferences)

Contact: Christina Siry ( ) / (+352) 46 66 44 9717

Your Profile

Desired candidates will have:

  • Masters degree in Educational Sciences or a related field
  • Good knowledge of, and interest, in qualitative research methods and / or educational research
  • Experience working with primary aged students and / or teachers
  • Willingness to travel internationally for conferences and training opportunities
  • Fluency in English required, additional proficiency in either Luxembourgish, German and / or Portuguese is preferred due to the multilingual nature of our data resources
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively
  • Possession of communication and administrative skills

We offer
  • Affiliation to an active research group with a profile of diverse activities
  • Excellent research conditions at an international and multilingual university
  • Possibility to receive PhD based on publications and within a very reasonable amount of time
  • Participation in a committed and interdisciplinary team

Further Information

Applications may be submitted in English and must include the following:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A detailed CV, including publication record and teaching experience
  • At least two names and addresses of possible referees

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2019.

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