Working on post-growth transitions towards (more) sustainable practices in society, culture and economy with the aim of enhanced social and environmental justice and increased food literacy, you will be
Assisting the carrying out of empirical qualitative fieldwork ranging from group / individual interviews to participant observation.
Assisting the undertaking of quantitative surveys.
Assisting the analysis and interpretation of data.
Assisting with administrative and organizational tasks.
Interacting with strategic stakeholders from Luxembourg’s foodscape.
Organising and participating in awareness-raising events.
Diffusing the acquired knowledge in a participatory way, both in academic and societal contexts.
MA in Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, History and / or Geography in the field of food studies or related study areas.
Experience in research project management and conduct, ideally in interdisciplinary contexts.
In-depth knowledge of Luxembourg’s foodscape, both of the existing interrelations and the cultural and socio-economic stakes, is a prerequisite.
Previous research work on sustainable food practices is a plus.
Experience and excellent skills in qualitative methods (individual and group interviews, oral history, ethnography, participant observation etc.
as well as good knowledge of quantitative methods (statistics).
Attainment in food studies, transformative research and transition studies, as well as practice theory, identity and / or governmentality approaches.
Ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team.
Willingness to do fieldwork in Luxembourg and the Greater Region (that is, the neighbouring regions of Germany, France and Belgium).
As public transport might not always be available, a driving license is necessary.
Fluent written and spoken language skills : English and ideally two of the three official languages in Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, French or German).
Ability to establish contacts at national and international level.
An intellectually stimulating, multilingual working environment at the University of Luxembourg.
Participation in a committed, interdisciplinary, and dynamically developing team.
An assistant research position, no teaching required.
Working place with all necessary equipment at our new university campus in Belval.