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Associate Professor or Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Lifespan Developmental Psychology

ArbeitsortBelval, Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be a world-class research university. It strives for excellence in both fundamental and applied research, and in education. It drives innovation for society, has a high proportion of graduate students, and intertwines research, teaching and societal impact.

The University of Luxembourg has the profile of a research university with a strong activity in research, a high proportion of doctoral candidates and success in internationally competitive third-party funding, combined with excellent research-driven teaching throughout the University. The University has three missions: research, higher education and contribution to the social, cultural and economic development of the country.

The Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) brings together expertise from the humanities, linguistics, cognitive sciences, social and educational sciences. People from across 20 disciplines are working within the Faculty. Along with the disciplinary approach a very ambitious interdisciplinary research culture has been developed.

The faculty’s research and teaching focuses on social, economic, political and educational issues with the common goal of contributing to an inclusive, open and resourceful society. The FHSE offers four Bachelor and 15 Master degrees and a doctoral school providing students with the necessary knowledge and high-qualified skills to succeed in their future career.

Ihre Aufgaben

The holder of this position will be a member of the Department of Behavioural Cognitive Sciences within the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. She/he will complement the research on ageing in the department with a thematic focus on technology and/or digitalization and a broad view on adulthood; this will foster the analysis of lifelong development and promote the analysis of the conditions of ageing. Since life-span developmental psychology is very sensitive to the role of socio-cultural contexts, she/he will also provide synergies in collaboration with other researchers engaged in cultural psychology and in research topics related to migration and multilingualism.

Teaching areas

The holder will provide teaching and expertise to the programmes in psychology at bachelor and master level, and in particular the “Master en Gérontologie” (as well as possibly also other programmes, such as the “Master of Management and Coaching”).

Ihr Profil

  • Outstanding Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology or related fields;

  • Expertise in lifespan developmental psychology with a focus on (mid to late) adulthood;

  • Expertise in technology use and/or digitalization as domains and contexts of development;

  • Experience in state-of-the-art methods to analyse developmental data from different sources (longitudinal, micro-longitudinal, experimental);

  • Sensitivity for the role of cultural factors in development;

  • A minimum of three years of post-doctoral experience acquired in a university or comparable research centre;

  • An appropriate international research profile as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, conference participation, and collaboration in international research initiatives; and University-level teaching experience at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level.

  • Mentoring and management experience;

  • Experience with interdisciplinary research;

  • Experience with public outreach;

  • Visibility in the scientific community.

Language requirements

The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. The person hired on this position must be proficient in English and either French or German. The University encourages its staff to learn the other language and provides access to language courses to this end.

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Living and working in Luxembourg

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Kontakt und Adresse

Applications should be submitted online and include:
  • cover letter;

  • curriculum vitae including information on external research funding acquired;

  • copies of diplomas;

  • list of publications;

  • copies of recent publications (max. 5) relevant for the field in question;

  • list of courses taught;

  • a list of three referees with their name, address and present position. Please indicate their relationship to you.

We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 15.06.2022.

Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. Applications should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Georg Mein, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Contract Type:

  • Associate Professor: Permanent role
  • Assistant Professor (tenure track): Fixed Term Contract
  • Job Reference: UOL04887

Gender equality

The University of Luxembourg is committed to achieving gender parity among its academic staff and aims to eliminate obstacles to recruitment of female professors and their career development. Should candidates present equivalent CVs, preference will be given to female candidates in all departments where gender parity is not yet achieved.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunities employer.

Further information...

Contact: Prof. Dr. Anna Kornadt, Telephone +352 46 66 44-6860 / Email:


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