University of Luxembourg

Research Scientist in Luxembourgish Literature

2025-06-12 (Europe/Luxembourg)
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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 successful candidate will become a member of the Institute of Luxembourgish Language and Literature within the Department of Humanities. S/he will work under the supervision of Associate Prof. Dr Jeanne Glesener.

The Institute of Luxembourgish Language and Literature brings together researchers who engage with literary and linguistic practices at the intersection of (socio)linguistics, (comparative) literature, didactics and computational methods.

The main tasks will be to

  • Develop tools and methods for the digital literary studies of Luxembourgish literature
  • Develop comparative methodology for Luxembourgish literature
  • Contribute to research on the didactics of multilingual Luxembourgish literature
  • Participate in application for research projects
  • Disseminate research results in (inter)national conferences and journals
  • Contribute to teaching in Luxemburgistik-Strands of the Bachelor in European Cultures and the Master in Secondary Education

Please direct further questions to Prof. Dr. Jeanne Glesener:

What we expect from you…

  • PhD in Comparative Literature (in Francophone, Germanophone or Anglophone Literature, preferably in comparison with a small/minor European language literature)
  • Strong expertise in Digital Humanities
  • Excellent command of English, French and/or German (written and spoken), Luxembourgish is an asset

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 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Campus Belval
  • Internal Title: Research scientist
  • Job Reference: UOL06531

Job details

Research Scientist in Luxembourgish Literature
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Application deadline
2025-06-12 23:59 (Europe/Luxembourg)
2025-06-12 23:59 (CET)
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