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 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.Your Role...
The doctoral candidate will be a member of the Department of Humanities. S/he will work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christoph Purschke. Specifically, the candidate will be part of the research project TRAVOLTA (“Tracing Attitudes and Variation in Online Luxembourgish Text Archives”) funded by the FNR Luxembourg. The project is located at the intersection of sociolinguistics and computational linguistics. Using digital texts from RTL.lu, it takes a close look at how Luxembourgish develops into a fully- fledged standard language in real time. Additionally, it analyses central topics in the public discussion about multilingualism by investigating the opinions expressed in user comments to news articles. In doing so, the project harnesses advanced methods from NLP and machine learning to describe the dynamics of public discourse and the central role of Luxembourgish in this regard.
The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 38028 (full time)How to apply...
Applications should be submitted online and include:
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. 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.Here's what awaits you at the University
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
Please direct further questions to Prof. Dr. Christoph Purschke:
email@example.com / +352 46 66 44 9226