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Associate Professor in Health Inequalities and Social Policy

WorkplaceEsch-sur-Alzette, Belval, Luxembourg
Occupation rate
Job Start01/01/2023

Associate Professor in Health Inequalities and Social Policy

Job Number: UOL04967
Contract Type: Permanent
Schedule Type: Full Time
Hours: 40.0 Hours per Week

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.


The position is affiliated with the research group on socio-economic inequality (IRSEI) in the Department of Social Sciences. The holder of this position will make a significant contribution to the analysis of socio-economic inequalities with a focus on health outcomes and policy responses to mitigate social and health inequalities versus heath disparities. This profile could include the sector of social epidemiology and health of the population related to themes (e.g. mental health, obesity, ageing, aftermath of covid-19, etc.).
The Associate Professor is expected to contribute to the institute’s research streams ’Health Inequalities’ and ’Social Policy and Welfare Regime Transformations’. She or he can further contribute to the research streams on ’Dynamics of Stratification and Inequalities’ and ’Population Studies, Socioeconomics and Ageing’.
Teaching areas The holder will teach at the Bachelor and Master level in the social and educational sciences in particular the ’Bachelor en Sciences Sociales et Educatives’ (preferred teaching language: French). She/he will contribute to teaching in the Doctoral School of the Faculty.


What we expect from you :
  • An international research profile in Sociology, Social Policy Analysis, and/or Public Health
  • Expertise and track record in studies on socio-economic inequalities
  • A competitive publication record
  • Expertise in quantitative large-scale cross-national data analysis will be considered an asset

Qualifications, experience, aptitude:
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Economics, or Social Policy
  • A minimum of five years post-doctoral experience in a university or research centre
  • University-level teaching experience; postgraduate level teaching experience
  • An international research profile as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and the collaboration in international research initiatives
  • Experience in outreach activities to policymakers and stakeholders will be considered as an asset
  • Experience with interdisciplinary research
  • Pedagogical aptitude
  • Fluent command of French will be considered an asset

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.

We offer

Here’s what awaits you at the University
  • 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 ’
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  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunities employer. The University of Luxembourg wants to achieve gender parity in its academic positions and wants to eliminate obstacles to the recruitment of female professors and to their career development. In case candidates present equivalent CVs, the University will give the preference to women in all departments where gender parity is not yet achieved.

Contact and Address

How to apply
We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by July, 15th 2022.
Submit application within timeline established including:
- cover letter;
- curriculum vitae including information on external research funding and collaborative funding acquired and most relevant activities related to outreach to policymakers;
- copies of diplomas;
- list of publications;
- list of courses taught;
- shortlist of five most relevant publications;
- a sample of 3 research papers most relevant to the position (published or not);
- a list of three referees with contact details and their relationship to you.
to: Prof. Dr. Georg Mein / Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Further information
Prof. Dr. Louis Chauvel
Phone (+352) 46 66 44 9618 / Email: louis.chauveluni.lu


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