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The Department of Finance of the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance is searching for two research scientists with a strong focus on teaching and outreach in finance and, in particular, in Asset Management, Financial institutions (banking, central banking, insurances), or Data science with applications to finance.

Your Role...
The goal of the Research Scientist is to contribute to our teaching offerings and to build up/maintain a bridge between academic excellence and industry relevance.

You will engage in the teaching activities of the department, both in Bachelor/Master programs and in life-long learning activities. You are expected to teach a broad range of finance topics with a specific focus on Asset Management, Financial institutions, or Data science. You will also contribute to the development of new programs that cater to the needs of the students and the financial industry in Luxembourg

You will be the content oriented link between the academic finance profession and the financial industry, financial regulators, and national and supranational institutions. You will boost scientific knowledge dissemination and diffusion related to academic research and teaching through organizing academia-meets-industry events, life-long learning activities, and social media. You can also conduct your own research in Asset Management and/or Sustainable Finance, and identify, apply for, and manage research funding.

You will be reporting to the head of the Department of Finance. You will also closely collaborate with the directors of our various teaching programs and with the department’s outreach officer who coordinates the relations with the Financial Markets.

- You have a PhD in finance or economics and you developed an interest in asset management, institutions or data science.
- Proven teaching ability and experience.
- Demonstrated excellence in designing and developing research projects and educational programs.
- You have work experience in academia and the industry or you have worked in an academic environment with a focus on outreach activities (organizing industry-oriented teaching programs, PPP research projects, or outreach events).
- Proven knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- Demonstrated excellence of organisational and management skills.
- Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment.
- Proficiency in English, and in German and/or French.

In Short...
- Number of positions: 2
- Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract of 24 months
- Work Hours: Full-time, 40h/week
- Location: Kirchberg, Luxembourg city
- Job Reference: UOL05031

In particular, we offer:
- A competitive salary
- An exciting international and multilingual research and industry environment
- Personal work space at the University
- Gender-friendly workplace

How to apply...
Applications should be submitted ONLINE and include:

- A detailed curriculum vitae
- A motivation letter with a description of research interests and future outlook
- Three recent research papers
- Contact details of three references if available

We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by July, 15 2022.

Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

Questions about the position should be sent to the Head of the Department of Finance, Prof. Dr. Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal (

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.

About us...
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 Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

- Department of Law
- Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
- Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

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