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Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in Economic Geography (m/f)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Luxembourg
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Economics
    Geography
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/07/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Luxembourg › Luxembourg
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university.

 

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education:

Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in Economic Geography (m/f)

 

for its research project “Regional approaches towards alternative economies and sustainable finance (AltFin)”

 

  • Ref: 50015994 / R-AGR-3688-10
  • 14 months initial fixed-term contract, extendable up to 36 or 48 months maximum (depending on fundings and progress thesis evaluation)
  • Full-time (40 hours/week)
  • Student and employee status

 

Your Role

The Doctoral Candidate will be a member of the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning and do his/her research within the framework of the AltFin project, funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). In cooperation with the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) where a complementary PhD position has been created, the project seeks to better understand regional economic development at the interface of alternative economy approaches, here circular economy (CE), and sustainable finance, in order to comprehend mechanisms that will guide regional transitions towards sustainable development.

Your tasks include:

  • Prepare a doctoral thesis on the financing of alternative economies in regional sustainability transitions
  • Contribute to co- and single-authored publication endeavours of the project team
  • Participate in the everyday management of the project, including public outreach activities, site visits, stakeholder workshops, social media communication etc.

 

Further Information

For further inquiries please contact Prof. Christian Schulz

christian.schulz@uni.lu

Tel.: (+352) 46 66 44 – 6327

 

Your Profile

  • Master in Economic Geography or a cognate discipline
  • Experience in qualitative research methods and in the use of related software tools
  • Particular interest in sustainability-related innovations and transitions (e.g. alternative economies, degrowth)
  • Excellent verbal communication and academic writing skills in English and German and/or French
  • Enthusiasm for research, critical thinking, including some first experience in publishing
  • The project’s comparative case study framework requires frequent travelling to the financial centres in Paris, Frankfurt and Luxembourg, and the successful candidate is expected to possess well-developed intercultural and social skills to conduct research in these environments

 

 

We offer

  • Working in an inspiring international environment
  • Field work in France, Germany, and Luxembourg
  • Co-supervision by Dr. Sabine Dörry (LISER) and Prof. Christian Schulz (University of Luxembourg)
  • An interdisciplinary Doctoral School providing conceptual, methodological and transferable skills
  • A full-time employment

 

The project will start on 1 July 2020.

 

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Please upload your complete application (letter of motivation, CV, copy of diplomas) by

31 January 2020.

 

Link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/2d7rl

 

 

More Information

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University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Luxembourg

EURAXESS offer ID: 474137

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