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CfA:Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of Transnational Contemporary History

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH):

  • 14 months initial fixed-term contract, renewable up to 4 years
  • Full-time (40 h/week)
  • Student and employee status (36 months studies programme with a 12 months extension according to the thesis evaluation process)

The PhD student will be a member of the C²DH at the University of Luxembourg. He/she will work under supervision of Prof. Dr. Machteld Venken.

Your Role
  • Manage and drive forward an own research project in the domain of contemporary digital public history, more specifically in migration history and / or border studies
  • Attend doctoral school courses, trainings and social events
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Disseminate your research at conferences and seminars
  • Contribute to research in the field of migration history and / or border studies
  • Participate in the research agenda of Prof. Dr. Machteld Venken

For further information please contact: machteld.venken@uni.lu

Your Profile
  • Master’s degree or diploma in history, political sciences, sociology, anthropology, digital humanities or related
  • Experience in qualitative research methods
  • Language knowledge: excellent command of two of the three following languages: German, English, French. Willingness to learn the other language.
  • Willingness to work in a multicultural and international environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Curiosity and self-motivation
University offers
  • Personal work space at the University
  • A multicultural environment
  • A dynamic and well-equipped research environment within the Center for Contemporary and Digital History
  • Intensive training in scientific and transferable skills, participation in schools, conferences and workshops
  • The candidate is required to attend teaching modules within the “Digital History & Hermeneutics” Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) of the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences
Further Information

Candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages)
  • Motivation letter (maximum two pages) detailing how you meet the selection criteria for the given research direction
  • Publication list (if any) and PDFs of those publications
  • Master’s thesis (final or draft, if draft, then state the expected submission date)
  • Full contact details of two persons willing to act as referees
  • Copies of diplomas, transcripts with grades, with English, French or German translation

All documents should be uploaded in PDF format via the online submission system (no applications via email). Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please send your application online by 30.11.2019.