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Research and Development specialist in Educational Sciences

    University of Luxembourg
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    31/12/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Luxembourg › Luxembourg


The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE):

Research and Development specialist in Educational Sciences

  • Fixed-term contract (1 year)
  • Half-time, 20 hrs/week
  • Foreseen starting date: 1st October 2020
  • Réf.: RCREQ0004426

The Research and Development Specialist will work with a science education research team to support a study examining the development of responsive teacher education pedagogies during the current COVID-19 crisis. The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Department of Education and Social Work, and its Institute for Teaching and Learning. The candidate will be working in the field of educational sciences and will contribute to the research program led by Prof. Dr. Christina Siry. In particular, the study will focus on the work of the SciTeach Center team at the University of Luxembourg, and thus the candidate will work closely with the researchers and teachers that support the center.

Your Role:


Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Christina Siry, the successful candidate will:

  • Communicate and collaborate with the SciTeach Center research team, including partner teachers and student assistants
  • Co-develop emergent research foci with the SciTeach Center team, as well as provide ongoing support for the Center’s initiatives
  • Engage in collaborative research targeted at examining the development and implementation of responsive remote pedagogies for teacher education, including:
    • Conduct literature review to support research on primary teacher professional development and teacher education during crises
    • facilitate the organization of data-sets, including video data collection and management, and multi-level data analysis
    • take responsibility for administrative tasks within the project.
    • Analyze video-based multilingual data resources (English, German, Luxembourgish)
  • Prepare single-authored and co-authored publications in English



Desired candidates will have:

  • Completed Masters in education, sociology, or a related field
  • Previous experience in the education sector, preferably in the area of higher education and continuing education
  • Experience supporting and conceptualizing research projects in educational sciences
  • Experience with interpretive qualitative research approaches and collaborative analyses and writing
  • Knowledge of the Luxembourgish education system and the formal settings of education in primary and secondary schools
  • Fluency in English is required, and proficiency in at least one of the following: either Luxembourgish, German , French, and / or Portuguese
  • Experience with program evaluation and / or grant writing will be considered an advantage
  • A publication record that includes peer-reviewed publications in English will be considered an asset

We offer:


  • Participation in a committed, interdisciplinary, and dynamically developing team
  • Affiliation to an active research group with a profile of diverse activities
  • The opportunity to participate in the development of a science education teacher resource center


Applications may be submitted in English and must include the following:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A detailed CV, including publication record and teaching experience
  • At least two names and addresses of possible referees

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information:

Contact: Christina Siry (christina.siry@uni.lu) / (+352) 46 66 44 9717

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


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