University of Luxembourg

Postdoc in the field of Digital History

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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 Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

Your Role...

The C2DH is offering a Postdoc position in the field of Digital History. Candidates should propose a research project that speaks to one the research priorities of the C2DH in the domain of digital history (digital hermeneutics, transmedia storytelling, datafication in history, digital public history). The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Fickers and be a member of the research department of Digital History and Historiography. She/he will contribute to teaching and outreach activities of the centre and participate as a senior member in the new Doctoral Training Unit on “Deep Data Science of Digital History” (

What we expect from you…

  • PhD in history, digital history/humanities, or related historical humanities
  • Research profile in the field of contemporary/modern history
  • Excellent command of the following languages: English, French and or German; Luxembourgish is an asset
  • Very good digital literacy
  • Organizational talent and good communication skills


  • A creative, innovative, and international working environment with great opportunities for training in new digital research tools and methodologies
  • A Digital History Lab with multiple digitization facilities and an excellent digital research infrastructure

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Contrat à durée déterminée 24 Mois (extendable up to 60 months in total)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05151

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 7716708 full time

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Cover letter indicating your motivation, relevant experience and future interest
  • A sketch of a research project you would like to realize at C2DH
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications and projects
  • Copies of diplomas

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
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