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Full Professor in Educational Sciences (Teacher Training)

Closing Date
WorkplaceBelval, Luxembourg
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The University of Luxembourg aspires to be a world-class research university. It strives for excellence in both fundamental and applied research, and in education. It drives innovation for society, has a high proportion of graduate students, and intertwines research, teaching and societal impact.

The University of Luxembourg has the profile of a research university with a strong activity in research, a high proportion of doctoral candidates and success in internationally competitive third-party funding, combined with excellent research-driven teaching throughout the University. The University has three missions: research, higher education and contribution to the social, cultural and economic development of the country.

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 20 Master degrees and a doctoral school providing students with the necessary knowledge and high-qualified skills to succeed in their future career.


The holder of the position will be a member of the Department of Education and Social Work within the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

She/he is expected to participate in the following activities related to the research in the Department:

  • Further Development and management of the new Bachelor en Formation Pédagogique
  • Involvement in the supervision of students during their internships in Luxembourgish schooStudent tutoring (including professional development portfolio)
  • Meetings and exchanges with Luxembourgish school actors
  • Perform high level research in educational sciences
  • Contribution to the department’s activities, including seminars, teaching, outreach and various other research related events
  • Contribution to scientific publications and reports

Teaching areas

The holder will be in charge to develop and lead the new Bachelor en Formation Pédagogique (BFP) which is a special one-year Bachelor programme (Quereinsteiger) for primary school teachers.

Teaching tasks will be related to the requirements of the Bachelor en Formation Pédagogique and the Bachelor en Sciences de l’Education (BScE).


  • PhD degree in Educational Sciences or a closely related field

  • A minimum of five years of postdoctoral experience acquired in a university or comparable research centre

  • Experience with lateral entrance programmes for primary school teachers

  • Previous experience or interest in adaptative teaching (inclusion, differentiation, management of student’s heterogeneity in classroom)

  • A good knowledge of / interest in the Luxembourgish school system or similar multilingual school systems

  • Willingness to engage in teamwork in teaching and research groups

  • Ability to work autonomously

Language requirements

The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. The person hired on this position must be proficient in French and German and have a good working knowledge of English.

Contact and Address

In Short

  • Contract Type: Permanent

  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week

  • Location: Belval

  • Job Reference: F3-50012713

How to apply

We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 15.12.2022.

Submit application online within timeline established including:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae including information on external research funding acquired

  • Copies of diplomas

  • List of publications

  • Copies of recent publications (max. 5) relevant for the field in question

  • List of courses taught

  • A list of three referees with their name, address and present position. Please indicate their relationship to you

Prof. Dr. Christine Schiltz
Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Gender equality

The University of Luxembourg is committed to achieving gender parity among its academic staff and aims to eliminate obstacles to recruitment of female professors and their career development. Should candidates present equivalent CVs, preference will be given to female candidates in all departments where gender parity is not yet achieved.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunities employer.


Prof. Dr. Christine Schiltz
Telephone: (+352) 46 66 44 9529
Email: christine.schiltzuni.lu


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