University of Luxembourg

PhD position in Psychology

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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 Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) brings together expertise from the humanities, linguistics, cognitive sciences, social and educational sciences. People from across 20 disciplines are working within the Faculty. Along with the disciplinary approach a very ambitious interdisciplinary research culture has been developed.

The faculty’s research and teaching focuses on social, economic, political and educational issues with the common goal of contributing to an inclusive, open and resourceful society. The FHSE offers six Bachelor and twenty Master degrees and a doctoral school providing students with the necessary knowledge and high-qualified skills to succeed in their future career.

Your Role...

You will conduct research under the guidance of a supervisory team including local and international experts, with the aim of studying towards a doctoral degree in Psychology. Your PhD project is embedded in the Erasmus+ project SO-WELL-AWARE. The project aims to support teachers’ awareness and skills to promote students’ well-being in inclusive schools. Teachers are supported to expand their ability to assess and promote well-being of their students (8-12 years old). To reach these objectives, the SO-WELL-AWARE package will be developed, including an easy-to-use online assessment tool that is accompanied with an online manual and a training package, containing knowledge on the relevance of school well-being as well as methods and material to promote students’ well-being in class. The assessment tool with its manual and the promotion package will be introduced in the context of a theoretically sound, highly field-oriented teacher training program. The University of Luxembourg is the coordinator of this project. Other project partners are the University of Vienna, the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and the University of Eastern Finland.


  • Prepare a doctoral thesis in Psychology (cumulative PhD thesis; i.e. based on peer-reviewed publications)
  • Assist in the development of methods and material to diagnose and promote school well-being
  • Assist in the development and implementation of teacher training workshops
  • Collaborate with all consortium partners
  • Collect, manage and analyze data
  • Present research findings at conferences
  • Publish scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals

What we expect from you…

  • Masters’ degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, Educational Sciences, or a related field
  • Knowledge of quantitative methods (statistics)
  • Excellent oral and written competences in English AND in French or German are mandatory, knowledge of Luxembourgish is a plus
  • Motivation to work with teachers and children in schools (primary education)
  • Ambition to conduct high-level research in the field of (inclusive) education
  • Ability to work independently, strong personal commitment, ability to work under pressure, communication & cooperation skills

What we can offer...

  • A friendly international and interdisciplinary team
  • A stimulating and supportive work environment with ample opportunities for collaboration and personal development
  • An exciting and relevant research topic
  • Full funding as well as financial support for participation in scientific activities (workshops, conferences, summer schools, etc.)
  • Regular full-time work contract in line with the regulations of University of Luxembourg including paid leave, health insurance, pension funds, and other benefits
  • Enrolment in the doctoral school with an interesting offer of disciplinary or interdisciplinary courses and transferable skills training
  • A personal workspace at the University
  • Good and intensive supervision on a personal level

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Contrat à durée déterminée 36 Mois (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Employee and student status
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05356

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 38028 full time

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Copy of diplomas
  • Contact information for at least two referees

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.

Here’s what awaits you at the University

  • 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 …
  • Find out more about the University
  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

Further information...

For further inquiries please contact Dr. Mireille Krischler (

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PhD position in Psychology
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