University of Luxembourg

Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of Contemporary History

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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

Your Role...

The PhD students will be members of the research unit Contemporary History of Luxembourg within the IC Luxembourg Centre of Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) at the University of Luxembourg. He/she will be member of the research project “Mémorial digital de la Shoah au Luxembourg” (MEMLUXSHOAH), co-funded by the C2DH and the Fondation Luxembourgeoise pour la Mémoire de la Shoah (FLMS). He/she will work under supervision of Ass. Prof. Dr. Denis Scuto.


  • Write a thesis in the domain of the history of the Shoah in Luxembourg
  • Help in realising the Digital Memorial of the Shoah
  • Write a peer-reviewed paper in journal or conference proceedings
  • Contribute to research in the field of Contemporary History of Luxembourg
  • Assist the professor in his research and teaching activities
  • Participate in the FLSHASE Doctoral School

What we expect from you…

  • Master’s degree or diploma in Contemporary History
  • Good digital literacy
  • Experience in quantitative research methods
  • Language knowledge: e.g: excellent command of the following languages: German, French, English

We Offer...

  • A creative and innovative working environment within the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) with great opportunities for training in new digital research tools and methodologies.
  • A multilingual, international and interdisciplinary working environment

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Employee and student status
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL04828

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 37.101,36 (full time)

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (if available)
  • Copies of diplomas

Please apply by 1st of April 2022 - then the posting will remain online until filled.

Please apply formally through the HR system. 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.

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
  • Find out more about the University
  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

Further information...

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Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of Contemporary History
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