Postdoctoral researcher in geography


University of Luxembourg


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Start Date

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Your Role

The successful candidate will play an active role in the implementation of the REMIX PLACE project by conducting research in the France-Luxembourg cross-border area and supporting the capitalisation of the research results.

REMIX PLACE is a research-art project undertaken in the framework of the Esch-sur-Alzette European Capital of Culture 2022. It uses methods of human geography to capture the appropriation of cross-border places by their inhabitants and documentary theater and photography to represent this attachment.


  • Conduct research in human/cultural geography on place attachment, placelessness, emotions in space;
  • Using qualitative research methods, conduct the field work in the cross-border area in close cooperation with the project coordinator and the artists involved;
  • Conduct the analysis of the empirical material;
  • Support the cooperation with researchers and artistic director in charge of the documentary theater play;
  • Contribute to conceptualizing and organizing the exhibition that presents the research process and outcomes;
  • Contribute to academic publications in connection with the research area;
  • Contribute to the overall project management;
  • Contribute to the management of communication activities towards the public (e.g. blog, social media).

Your Profile

  • Master in geography or social sciences and PhD in geography or social sciences;
  • Strong experience in using qualitative research methods (e.g. field work, walking interviews);
  • Publications in the field of human geography, local development;
  • Experience with project management and working interdisciplinary;
  • Strong interest for culture and art;
  • Interest and ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team;
  • Fluent in French and English (both in writing and speaking) is a requirement, in Luxembourgish would be an asset;
  • Experience with cross-border areas would be considered as an advantage;
  • Experience in communicating research results to broader audience would be considered as an advantage.



  • An attractive salary;
  • Working in a truly interdisciplinary project, and at the interface between research and art;
  • A dynamic, multicultural environment;
  • A supportive academic team.