PhD position in Music and Gender History
Université du Luxembourg
Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette, LU
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The University About us...

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 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 doctoral candidate will be a member of the Department of Humanities / Institute of History. S / he will work under the supervision of Associate Prof.

Dr Sonja Kmec and participate in the project Musik und Gender in Luxemburg ().

Your tasks

  • Research in the field of Music and Gender in Luxembourg (in a transnational context)
  • Communicating with external partners
  • Series of publications (in peer-reviewed journals and accepted papers resulting in a cumulative dissertation OR a PhD thesis (with presentations at scientific conferences)
  • Enrolment in the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • What we expect from you

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in History, Gender Studies, Musicology, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Geography or a related field
  • Two-page proposal of a PhD project in the field of Music and Gender (19th to 21st century) that can be applied to Luxembourg (in a comparative or transnational perspective)
  • Language skills : German, French and English. Competencies in Luxembourgish are considered an advantage.
  • Last but not least, enthusiasm about, high commitment for, and enjoyment of academic research
  • We offer...

  • Participation in a reliable and motivating team
  • Excellent research and funding conditions on a personal and a research level at an international and multilingual university
  • Personal high-quality supervision
  • Public outreach and cooperation with musicians, filmmakers and schools.
  • In Short...

  • Contract Type : Contrat à durée déterminée 36 Mois (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Earliest starting date : September 2022
  • Location : Belval
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference : UOL05090
  • The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 3802896 full time

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