Research Associate (Postdoc) with PhD, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg is looking for its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education within the Research Unit IPSE for a:
Research Associate (Postdoc) with PhD (M/F) – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
Ref : R-AGR-3353-10-C
Fixed-term contract from 01.05.2018 until 30.04.2021
Full time 40 hours/week
Starting date: 01.05.2018
You will coordinate and execute qualitative research in the framework of the REFUGOV project funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). The project deals with the governance of reception facilities for refugees (refugee camps, reception centres), with a particular focus on the role of local and municipal actors, by looking at institutional settings, governance processes, and their effects on the in/exclusion of refugees, and on refugees’ subjectivities. Going beyond categories of the global South and North, the case studies are Luxembourg and Jordan (the fieldwork of the Postdoc focuses on Luxembourg).
Your tasks include:
- Support the coordination of the project;
- Review the scientific and grey literature;
- Conduct qualitative semi-structured and in-depth interviews with institutional actors and refugees in Luxembourg;
- Conduct ethnographic observation in reception facilities for refugees in Luxembourg;
- Organise an international conference at the University of Luxembourg;
- Participate in meetings with steering committee members - Dr Jonathan Darling, Durham University and Prof Birte Nienaber, University of Luxembourg;
- Support the dissemination and communication strategies of the project;
- Contribute to academic articles in peer-reviewed journals.
For further information, please contact the principal investigator of the project:
Dr Lucas Oesch, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +352-466644-9572
- PhD (or equivalent) in Geography, Migration Studies, Sociology, Anthropology or any other related field;
- Extensive experience in conducting qualitative interviews and ethnographic observation;
- Expertise in the fields of political geography, camp studies, refugee studies, decoloniality, local governance and/or comparative urbanism;
- Ability to establish contacts at national and international level;
- Ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team;
- Excellent capacities in the use of common computer software (Microsoft Office, especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel). Experience with qualitative data analysis software (such as MAXQDA) would be an advantage;
- Excellent communication and writing skills in English and excellent spoken skills in French. Communication skills in Arabic (spoken) as well as German or Luxembourgish would be an advantage.
An exciting multidisciplinary and international research environment offering manifold opportunities for exchange with scholars from related areas.
Further Information can be found here: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1qex4
Candidates should submit the following documents: Letter of motivation in English; curriculum vitae in English; copies of diplomas.
Please apply online until: 28.02.2018
The University is an equal opportunity employer.