PhD Candidate in Educational Sciences
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg  
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The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character .

It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.

The University s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

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 four Bachelor and 15 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 PhD position will be focused on conducting qualitative research in science education, in particular with primary school teachers engaged in professional development opportunities through the SciTeach Center, a resource center dedicated to supporting the teaching of science at the primary levels.

The successful applicant will work in the field of educational sciences and will contribute to the research program led by Prof.

Dr. Christina Siry, while being affiliated with the Institute for Teaching and Learning and situated within the Department of Education and Social Work (DESW).

The PhD candidate will engage in independent as well as collaborative educational research focused on in-service teachers participating in innovative formation continue courses, with a focus on sociocultural theoretical perspectives as related to teacher education.

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)
  • What we expect from you

    Desired candidates will have :

  • Masters degree in educational sciences or a related field
  • Previous experience in the education sector, preferably in the area of higher education and continuing education
  • Knowledge of the Luxembourgish education system and the formal settings of education in primary and secondary schools
  • Strong knowledge of, and interest, in qualitative research methods and / or educational research,
  • Fluency in English required, additional proficiency in either Luxembourgish or German is also required, due to the multilingual nature of our data resources
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively
  • Willingness to travel internationally for conferences and training opportunities
  • Possession of communication and administrative skills
  • A publication record that includes peer-reviewed publications in English will be considered an asset
  • Experience working as part of a multi-professional team and / or with primary school teachers will be considered an asset
  • 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
  • In Short...

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 36 Month - extendable up to 48 months if required
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Employee and student status
  • Earliest starting date : 15 July 2021
  • Location : Belval
  • Internal Title : Doctoral Researcher
  • Job Reference : UOL04201
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