Job: Assistant-Professor in Educational Sciences, Luxembourg

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Oct 28 20:32:58 UTC 2008

Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 23:16:05 +0100
From: Gudrun Ziegler <gudrun.ziegler at>
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Please forward to anyone interested, apologies for cross-postings,
best, Gudrun Ziegler


Assistant-Professor in Educational Sciences (M/F)
Application End :  Friday 19 December 2008

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

Assistant-Professor in Educational Sciences (m/f)
with an emphasis on learning and development from a social and  
cultural perspective
Full-time (40h/week)
Ref: FLSHASE/F3-090013

Duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate will join the Unit for Sociocultural Research
on Learning and Development (Research Unit LCMI. Language, Culture,
Media and Identities, ) which is concerned with the
analysis of situated processes of learning and development in
multilingual and multicultural contexts.
S/he will join the study programmes in the field of Educational
Sciences of the Faculty and particularly be involved in developing
modules about learning in the innovative Bachelor in Educational


The successful candidate holds a relevant doctorate (PhD), extended
post-doctoral qualification in research and teaching in one of the
following fields, their intersections or domains of specialisation:

     * educational sciences
     * cultural psychology (socio-cultural/historical strand)
     * communication
     * interactional studies

       learning and knowledge transfer approaches.

       The profile is substantially concerned with the analysis of
learning inside/outside institutional settings, deploying a cultural
and social perspective on processes of human development.

Expertise in data-driven methodologies for analysing learning and
knowledge transfer in its emergence and the interrelation of different
domains of learning (e.g., multimodal and plurilingual learning,
domain-/age-/group-specific reasoning) is considered being a
prerequisite for the position in order to allow for documenting and
analyzing development in its most comprehensive set-up.

The successful candidate displays international expertise and a proven
record of research activities with regard to such areas as

     * the interdisciplinary nature of learning and development, its
comprehensive analysis and implementation (within educational settings
for example) within individual / societal profiles.
     * the analysis of learning and development with a special focus
on domain-specific developments and their interrelations,
correlations, multi-variate dependencies;
     * multi-modal / multi-medial multi-lingual settings of knowledge-
building and/or specific groups (e.g., age, societal, migrant), items
of learning (e.g., linguistic, technical) or problematic dimensions of
     * methodological and theoretical issues of analyzing the situated  
nature of learning and development in shared activities based on  
multiple data-grounds (video, audio, multi-perspective) and their  
epistemologically grounded documentation and exploitation in digital  
systems of data-bases and systematic data-treatment;
     * theories of educational knowledge and knowledge transfer in  
educational settings

Furthermore, the successful candidate will

     * be experienced in developing and managing research structures,  
project-teams involving external partners (private, public) and  
applied research-for-study programs,
     * bring along a proven record of teaching at all relevant  
academic levels (undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate) as well as  
in the development of experts and professionals in education,
     * be committed to the enhancement and implementation of research  
within the University of Luxembourg Priority Research Program P6 -  
Building Excellence in Education, that is in particular, the sustained  
construction of the "Luxembourg Centre of Excellence in Learning",

As the candidate has to integrate into a multilingual research team,
she/he has excellent command (written and spoken) of at least two of
the following languages: French, German, English. Excellent self-
management skills, intercultural and inter-institutional awareness as
well as a spirit of team-work are a prerequisite for this position.
Moreover, an understanding of the Luxembourg education system would be
highly appreciated.


     * The opportunity to participate in the development of a young  
and dynamic university
     * Attractive remuneration with possible relocation package


Candidates are invited to send a hard copy of their full application  
until December 19th, 2008 comprising:

     * letter of motivation
     * curriculum vitae
     * list of given courses
     * publication record
     * copies of 5 recent publications relevant for the field in  
     * copies of diplomas

Professor Dr. Michel MARGUE
Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and  
University of Luxembourg
L-7201 – Walferdange

For further information please contact:
Prof. Dr. Charles Max
Phone: (+352) 46 66 44 9413
Mail: charles.max at

The University is an equal opportunity employer.
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Upcoming - 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) -

Dr. Gudrun Ziegler
Ass.-Professor, Scientific Director of MA multi-LEARN
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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