University of Luxembourg

Doctoral Researcher in Social Sciences: Sociology of stratification and inequalities

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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.

The University of Luxembourg (UL) invites applications for a position of doctoral candidate at the Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality.

  • Keywords: inequality, precariousness, education and labor market, gender and migration.


The doctoral candidate will undertake research closely linked to the objectives of the Institute IRSEI and will work under the supervision of Professor Louis Chauvel.

Your Role...

  • Develop your PhD thesis
  • Analyse comparative surveys in relation to inequality, mobility in relation with education
  • Prepare and teach allotted course components (practicals, tutorials and pre-structured lectures), contribute to student assessment activities, including writing and reviewing assignments and questions for course components, supervise bachelor students in the context of their work when working on course components

What we expect from you…

  • Master in Social Sciences or related field
  • Methodological skills and statistical training
  • Fluency in English and French speaking skills
  • Strong ability to work both independently and as part of a team

What we offer...

  • A position in a highly visible research project in the field of social sciences
  • A multi-disciplinary, international, well-equipped work environment

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL05251

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

How to apply...

All applications need to be sent through the online submission system via link below. Please upload the following documents in PDF format:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact details of two persons with full name and institution that can be approached as referees
  • Copies of diplomas or transcripts with grades if issued in a language other than English, French or German

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception.

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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