LINGUIST List 32.305

Mon Jan 25 2021

Jobs: Anthropological Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics: Researcher, University of Luxembourg

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 22-Jan-2021
From: Dr Bernardino Tavares <>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics: Researcher, University of Luxembourg, Belval, Luxembourg
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University or Organization: University of Luxembourg
Department: Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE)
Job Location: Belval, Luxembourg
Web Address:
Job Title: Research and Development Specialist in Sociolinguistics of Migration

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Postcolonial Studies


The role of the Research and Development Specialist will be linked to the preparation, implementation, evaluation and reporting of the project. S/he will participate in all phases of the project and have opportunities to learn and conduct research in the fields of Lusophone postcolonial relations in Luxembourg, Portugal and its former colonies (Cape Verde, Brazil, Guinea-Bissau, Angola …).

Specific tasks include:
- Conducting review of the literature
- Doing fieldwork (observation, contacting participants, interviews and audiotape recordings, collecting visual and material data)
- Data transcription and analysis
- Disseminating results through research briefs, articles and conferences (within and outside academia)
- Engage in miscellaneous administrative tasks within the project (organising meetings, workshops …)

Your Profile:
- Master degree in language studies, sociolinguistics, anthropology or postcolonial studies.
- Proficiency in Portuguese and English is required. French and/or German, and Portuguese-based Creoles are considered assets.
- Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Strong ability to work in a team
- Strong ability to work autonomously
- Experiences in supporting and/or producing papers for publications

We offer:
- An international, multi-lingual research environment;
- Membership in a strong, dynamic research team and continuing training on social research;
- An attractive salary;
- Personal workspace at the University of Luxembourg’s Belval Campus;
- A vibrant multicultural environment

In Short:
- Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
- Foreseen starting date: April 2021
- Work Hours: Part Time 32.0 Hours per Week
- Location: Belval
- Internal Title: Research and development specialist
- Job Reference: UOL03875

Further Information:
Applications should be submitted online and include:
- Motivation letter
- CV
- Copies of diplomas and MA transcript(s)
- A writing sample (an article, a chapter of MA thesis …)
- Names and contact details of two references

Deadline for applications: 15 February 2021.

Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system found at the application link below. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

Application Deadline: This position is closed.

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Bernardino Tavares

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