Job: Research position, learning sciences, University of Luxembourg (pre-announcement)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Aug 22 14:45:55 UTC 2008

Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 18:31:14 +0200
From: Gudrun Ziegler <gudrun.ziegler at>
Message-Id: <05F1C939-3DC3-4F1B-8390-8B79D2D7F09A at>

Dear collegues, chers collegues, liebe Kollegen,

please transmit to the potentially interested, regards, Gudrun  

PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT (position to be published within the next weeks,

50%/100% Researcher Position

Junior (MA) and/or Senior (PhD) researcher level

in the field of the Learning Sciences

specializing in discourse/interactional linguistics and/or science
education/learning and/or multi-media/IT and learning with a strong
focus on the multilingual/multi-modal dimensions of knowledge
construction (Project: CODI-SCILE-A)

Full-time and/or part-time (40h/week and/or 20h/week)

Planned starting time: November 2008 (end of contract October 2011)

Contributing to the UL's Priority "Building Excellence in Education",
the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
(LSHASE) hosts the Unit for Sociocultural Research on Learning and
Development with the group DICA-lab being particularly active in the
field of medial, plurilingual and multi- modal learning.

The project "Competences for organizing discourse-in-interaction &
science learning" (CODI-SCILE-A) specifically focuses on scientific
knowledge construction by children (age 4 - 8) as
discourse-in-interaction practices, features and formats with regard
to the multi-modal, multi-medial and multi-lingual quality of
resources deployed and taken up by the learners.

The project team is looking for a highly motivated, internationally
experienced researcher (MA-level and/or PhD-level) in the field of the
learning sciences with a proven record as regards the integration,
set-up and/or management of data-driven scientific
projects. Experiences with the creative-/media- industries (e.g.,
interface design, learning media) and/or schooling institutions an

The successful candidate/s hold/s a relevant degree (MA-level or
doctorate (PhD)) in one of the following fields, relevant to the
project: educational sciences, (multi-modal/multi-medial)
communication and information technology, interactional studies,
learning (including human/machine), applied linguistics, science
learning, activity/socio-cultural theory.

Substantial, theoretically grounded methodological skills as regards
the (analytical/technical) handling of developmental/ interactional
data are required, prior experiences in collecting and integrating
situated data into corpora-/data-treatment-systems are an asset.

Experiences in working with development (language/s, resources,
socio-cognitive dimensions, activity dimensions) in a specific domain
(e.g., science) or a specific age group (e.g., pre-primary/ primary)
represent an advantage.

The candidate(s) will join the project CODI-SCILE-A (Prof. Dr.  Max,
Ass.-Prof. Dr. Ziegler) within the DICA-lab working group of the Unit
for Sociocultural Research on Learning and Development (Research Unit
LCM. Language, Culture, Media and Identities, ;

As the candidate/s will be working with different types of data
covering an array of languages and modalities, she/he has excellent
command of at least two of the following languages: German and/or
French/English (written and spoken), Luxembourgish and/or a further
Romance language an asset. Advanced level of using learning platforms
and other interactional IT-/medial devices an asset. Excellent
self-management skills, ability and willingness to engage into active
team-management a prerequisite, intercultural, technical and
interdisciplinary awareness as well as a motivation to join a
challenging environment within a trilingual, international and young
University are prerequisites for this position.

Candidates should submit the following documents, by October 1st, 2008
(upon official publicaiton of the position via jobs):

-      letter of motivation, stating the link of previous work/ 
interests to the position within the project

-      curriculum vitae

-      record of publications and projects (if applicable)

-      copies of diploma(s)

-      two references (relevant to the position)

For further information as regards the project please contact:

Prof. Dr. Charles Max

Phone: (+352) 46 66 44 9413


Ass.-Prof. Dr. Gudrun Ziegler

Phone: (+352) 46 66 44 9363

Mail: gudrun.ziegler at

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Join in for the next multi-lingual, multi-modal learning performance
- multi-SPACES '08 - VJ-ing Night @ Rockhal -

Out now - CALL for PAPERS - International Conference - Learning '08
- Methodologies and Practices for Approaching Learning as a Social  
Phenomenon -

Vient de paraître:
Zarate, G.; Lévy, D.; Kramsch, C. (eds.):
- Précis du plurilinguisme et du pluriculturalisme -

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Find out more about the
- Master - Learning & Development in Multilingual and  
Multicultural Contexts (MA multi-LEARN) -

Ass.-Professor Dr. Gudrun Ziegler
Faculty of Language & Literature, Humanities, Arts & Education

Send to: University of Luxembourg, Campus Walferdange, Route de  
Diekrich, L-7201 Luxembourg
Call: 00352 46 66 44 93 63
Mail to: gudrun.ziegler at AND gudrun.ziegler at

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