Research Associate (without PhD) in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences
Université du Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Your Role

We seek to provide scientific research on the processes of a transition towards (more) sustainable food practices, as they are currently taking place in Luxembourg.

Ultimately, the goal is to strengthen sustainable perceptions and practices in the foodscape, through a socio-cultural analysis of the respective motives, challenges and negotiations.

Your Profile

  • 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.
  • We offer

  • 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.
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