Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017, Institute of Political Science, University of Luxembourg

Publish Date: May 11, 2017

Deadline: Jun 15, 2017

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

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following positions in the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE):

Two Post-doctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) to work on the ERC project “Electoral Legacies of War: Political Competition in Postwar Southeast Europe (ELWar)” hosted by the Institute of Political Science

  • Ref: R-AGR-3198-10-C
  • Fixed-term contract (CDD) of 48 months, with a 6-month trial period
  • Full-time (40 hrs/week); preferable start date 1 October 2017
  • Employee status

ELWar is a project funded by a €1.5 million European Research Council Starting Grant in the period 2017-2022, run by Professor Josip Glaurdić. The project will analyse the evolution of political competition over the course of more than two decades in the six postwar states of Southeast Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Organised around three thematic areas/levels of analysis – voters, parties, communities – the project aims to make a series of important contributions to our understanding of post-conflict societies and electoral politics. Although team members will actively contribute to all three thematic areas, PDRA #1 will generally be tasked with the thematic area “Postwar voters”, whereas PDRA #2 will be tasked with the thematic area “Postwar parties”.

For further information about the posts, please contact:
Professor Josip Glaurdić at

Your Role

The primary task of the two post-doctoral research associates will be to conduct excellent research and produce first class scholarly publications. Although the project is well-defined, the PDRAs will be expected to contribute actively to the project’s intellectual evolution. They will also be expected to contribute to building the project’s network of international collaborators and expanding its academic and non-academic outreach by organising workshops, presenting at international conferences, and establishing connections with relevant academic and non-governmental organisations in Southeast Europe.


Your Profile

Criteria (E = essential, D = desirable) 

Education and training

PhD in relevant subject area by start date (PDRA1 E; PDRA2 E) 
Evidence of first class research capacity (PDRA1 E; PDRA2 E) 
Excellent command of quantitative research methods (PDRA1 E; PDRA2 D) 
Excellent command of qualitative research methods (PDRA1 D; PDRA2 E)

Research and publication experience

Experience conducting research in related subject area (PDRA1 E; PDRA2 E) 
Experience conducting field work in Southeast Europe (PDRA1 D; PDRA2 D) 
Experience conducting and analysing public opinion research (PDRA1 D; PDRA2 D) 
Experience conducting collaborative research (PDRA1 D; PDRA2 D)
Emerging first class publication record (PDRA1 D; PDRA2 D)

Personal characteristics/other requirements

Excellent organisational and communication skills (PDRA1 E; PDRA2 E) 
Commitment to academic and non-academic outreach (PDRA1 E; PDRA2 E) 
Willingness and ability to work as part of a multilingual team (PDRA1 E; PDRA2 E) 
Written and spoken command of English (PDRA1 E; PDRA2 E) 
Written and spoken command of French, German, and/or Luxembourgish (PDRA1 D; PDRA2 D) 
Written and spoken command of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (PDRA1 D; PDRA2 E) 

How to Apply

Please apply online in English until 15th June 2017
Your application should consist of:
1) Letter of motivation
2) Detailed CV including a list of publications and names and contact of two referees
3) Writing sample: single-authored article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter
4) Copies of relevant diplomas

The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunities employer. 

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