Doctoral candidate in Sociology University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education Luxembourg

Doctoral candidate in Sociology

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy

Doctoral Candidate in Sociology
  • Reference R-AGR-3232-00-B
  • Preferably from 1 September 2017
  • 14 months fixed-term contract, renewable up to 36 months
  • 6 months probationary period
  • Student status

The successful candidate will investigate youth unemployment and how employers decide in hiring young job candidates in Luxembourg. To this end, he/she will help design, test, and conduct a factorial survey, supervised by Associate Professor Dr. Robin Samuel.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences and the research unit INSIDE (Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development). This multidisciplinary research unit focuses on sociological, psychological, educational, and economic processes associated with social change and development.

Your Role

  • Help design, test, and conduct a factorial survey
  • Design and test own modules within the survey
  • Write a cumulative Ph.D. thesis in the domain of youth unemployment in Luxembourg based on data generated by the factorial survey and other data
  • Active participation in national and international conferences
  • Contribute to project reports and publications
  • Contribute to teaching in the field of social and educational sciences at the bachelor level
Dr. Robin Samuel, Associate Professor
(+352) 46 66 44 5084

Your Profile

  • Excellent master’s degree in sociology or the social sciences

  • Experience and strong interest in quantitative research methods

  • Knowledge of statistical software for quantitative analyses (e.g., R, Stata)

  • Willingness to expand on analytical skills

  • Excellent command of at least two of the following languages: English, French, German (written and spoken); Luxembourgish is considered an asset 


We offer

  • Opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge in a dynamic research team

  • Personal workspace at the University (this full-time contract requires the candidate to work on the University premises)
  • Stimulating work environment
  • Integration into Doctoral School
  • Salary according to University of Luxembourg guidelines


Further Information


Application documents
  • Motivation letter (max. two pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (if available)
  • Writing sample (e.g., M. A. thesis, seminar thesis)
  • Copies of diplomas
Please apply online in English, using the link below by 30 June 2017. Applications obtained by e-mail cannot be processed.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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