JOE - August 2012

University of Luxembourg
Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE)
Professor of Economics
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Professor of Economics
Section: 3 -- International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Walferdange, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
JEL Classification: A2 -- Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
Deadline Date: 08/15/2012

JOE ID Number: 201208_397197

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The University of Luxembourg is an international, multilingual research University.

The University of Luxembourg is recruiting for the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) a

Professor of Economics
Full-time contract
Employee status

The interviews are planned in October 2012. The head of the external members of the recruitment committee is Sir Tony Atkinson.

Research activities:

The primary responsibility of the professor will be to carry out research. The professor will be expected to undertake comparative research focused on economic inequalities within the National, European and International Context. The professor should have a specific interest in empirical research including comparative analyses and results. For his/her research, he/she will have a privileged access to the LIS and the LWS databases. The professor will be a member of the research unit INSIDE. INSIDE is a multidisciplinary research unit studying phenomena associated with demographic and socio-cultural change both at the social as well as the individual level. INSIDE comprises scholars from sociology, psychology, pedagogics, educational sciences, and social work; the Professor of Economics will introduce a significant complementary research perspective to the unit.

The professor will be a recognized specialist in at least one of the following fields:
- either macroeconomics of comparative and world income distributions, economic development or economic and labour specialization, comparative economics of public and social policies;
- or microeconomics of inequality, including fields such as economics of education, labour economics, micro-oriented fiscal and tax studies, with focus on incentives and preferences;
- or economics and statistics of inequality and poverty measurement, distributional analyses.

The professor's research programme should complement the existing research conducted by Prof. Dr Louis Chauvel on social "stratification and inequality" in Luxembourg within a European and global context. During the five years covered by the FNR Programme and beyond, complementary research questions on social and economic inequality will be elaborated by both professors.

The professor will further have the opportunity to participate in wider interdisciplinary research projects, taking advantage of the opportunities offered within the interdisciplinary INSIDE and social inequality frameworks within the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE).

Teaching activities:

The Professor may contribute to postgraduate seminars at Master level and within the future doctoral school in social sciences and humanities. During the implementation of the FNR funded project (the first five years) the teaching load will not exceed 90 teaching units (of 45 minutes) for one academic year.

For further information please contact:
Prof. Dr. Michel Margue
Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
Universite du Luxembourg
Tel. (00352) 46 66 44 9301
Tel: ++352-466644-6646


- PhD in Economics
- A minimum of five years of post-doctoral experience acquired in a university or comparable research centre
- A specialization in quantitative research methods


An appropriate international research profile as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, conference participation, and the assumption of leadership roles in research initiatives.
- University-level teaching experience; postgraduate level teaching experience
- Experience of acquiring and managing externally funded research projects
- A proven track record of successful PhD supervision
- Experience of working and/or studying in different national university systems is desirable
- Active in international networks
- Administrative experience.


The successful candidate must be able to work within a multicultural and multilingual environment. An excellent command of English is required; knowledge of French or German would be appreciated.
Application Instructions:

Candidates are asked to send a hard copy until 15th August 2012 only by postal mail of their full application (in French, German or English) mentioning the job opening reference number and including the following documents:
cover letter; curriculum vitae; copies of diplomas; list of publications; copies of recent publications relevant for the field in question; list of courses taught. Send to:
Prof. Dr. Michel Margue, Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE), Campus Walferdange, BP. 2, L - 7201 Walferdange,
Grand-Duche de Luxembourg. The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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