University of Luxembourg

Post-doctoral Research Associate (PDRAs) hosted by the Institute of Political Science

2023-06-30 (Europe/Luxembourg)
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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...

The advertised post is to have a focus in comparative politics and political economy, with a particular emphasis on representation and the evolving political competition centred on public health. The ideal candidate will have an emerging record of research in this area in the European context. Although methodological versatility is desirable, strengths in quantitative methods and public opinion research will be particularly welcome.


The primary task of the post-doctoral research associate will be to conduct excellent research and produce first class scholarly publications. The overarching project the PDRA will be joining is in its early stages, so the candidate will be expected to contribute actively to the project’s shaping and intellectual evolution. S/he will also be expected to contribute to building the project’s network of international collaborators and expanding its academic and non-academic outreach by organising workshops, presenting at international conferences, and establishing connections with relevant academic and non-governmental organisations. There is also an expectation of contribution to teaching, mentorship, and development of new coursework materials and teaching programs. Finally, the candidate will be expected to work on drafting grant applications for external and internal funding.

What we expect from you…

  • PhD in relevant subject area by start date
  • Evidence of first class research capacity
  • Excellent command of quantitative research methods is a must, of qualitative research methods desirable
  • Experience conducting research in related subject area
  • Experience conducting and analysing public opinion research
  • Experience conducting collaborative research
  • Emerging first class publication record
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Commitment to academic and non-academic outreach
  • Willingness and ability to work as part of a multilingual team
  • Written and spoken command of English is a must, of French, German, and/or Luxembourgish desirable

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Contrat à durée déterminée 60 Mois
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal Title: Postdoctoral researcher
  • Job Reference: UOL05775

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 81072 full time

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Detailed CV including a list of publications and names and contact of two referees
  • Writing sample: single-authored article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter
  • Copies of relevant diplomas

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 30th June 2023. 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 …
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Further information...

For further information about the post, please contact: Professor Josip Glaurdić at

Job details

Post-doctoral Research Associate (PDRAs) hosted by the Institute of Political Science
2, avenue de I'Universite Belvaux, Luxembourg
Application deadline
2023-06-30 23:59 (Europe/Luxembourg)
2023-06-30 23:59 (CET)
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