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.
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 (christina.siry uni.lu) / (+352) 46 66 44 9717
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
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