Job: Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital History (C²DH University of Luxembourg)

Dear all,

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is currently offering an interesting postdoctoral position in Digital History. The position is part of the project which amongst other things develops a network analysis module.


Your Role…

The Digital History Advanced Research Projects Accelerator (DHARPA) at C²DH is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher as part of a research project sponsored by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). The postdoctoral researcher will work under the supervision of Professor Sean Takats and join a team that already includes two other postdoctoral researchers, a software developer, and an administrative assistant, and which collaborates with the larger C²DH research center. In 2020 this team of five will grow to twelve, and with them you will help to develop a new software platform for historical research, in coordination with your own research program. Like Takats’s other research software projects Zotero ( and Tropy (, this new software will be a polished, user-friendly platform intended for wide public adoption.


What we expect from you…

We seek a highly motivated postdoc with the following profile:

  • PhD in history or a related field;
  • Passionate about using technology to conduct historical research;
  • Experience in coordinating (digital) history projects;
  • Willingness to cooperate actively in other C²DH projects;
  • Experience with Python, Javascript, R, and/or data visualization will be advantageous;
  • Experience with grant writing will be a plus;
  • Good command of the following languages: English, French and/or German.


We offer…

  • Competitive remuneration; contract subject to public national security system benefits;
  • A dynamic, exciting and equal opportunity international research environment.


In Short…

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Earliest starting date: February 2022
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL04653

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 75.285 (full time)


How to apply…

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • a full curriculum vitae, including any publications;
  • the contact details of two referees;
  • a copy of the relevant diplomas;
  • a cover letter indicating your motivation for this project, relevant experience and future interests.

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.


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 …


Further information…

For further information, please contact

Published by Ingeborg van Vugt
January 18, 2022

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