Doctoral Researcher in Digital Transmedia Storytelling and History – Belvaux, Luxembourg

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Doctoral Researcher in Digital Transmedia Storytelling and History

(Valid from 04/09/2023 to 16/10/2023)

Language: English (UK)

Location Belval

Country: Luxembourg

Organisation data: Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History

Job Number: UOL05972

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Duration 36 Month

Schedule Type: Full Time

Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week

Expected Start Date: 01/01/2024

Job (internal): Doctoral Researcher

Functions: PhD Candidates

The University | 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 Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

The Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (University of Luxembourg) has a job opening for a doctoral position on project on the collecting, preserving, analysing and disclosing of testimonies of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

Your Role…

  • Participate in the realisation of the research project ‘Researching the Collecting, Preserving, Analysing and Disclosing of Ukrainian Testimonies of the War’ (U-CORE)
  • Complete a PhD thesis on participatory digital transmedia storytelling through the production of an animation documentary including testimonies gathered within the research project

What we expect from you…

  • M.A. within the Humanities or Social Sciences, or in Arts and Culture (or equivalent)
  • Participation in collaborative and interdisciplinary research or art projects
  • Interest in digital tools and methods and in transmedia storytelling
  • Active knowledge of English, Ukrainian and Russian. Notions of French or German constitute an advantage
  • Professional experience in digital storytelling constitutes an advantage

We offer…

  • An interesting position within an international research centre
  • Dynamic and multicultural research environment with partners in Ukraine and Poland

  In Short…

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Employee and student status
  • Earliest starting date: January 2024
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05972

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 39953 (full time)

  How to apply…

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • List of outputs (publications, (digital) art, documentaries, storyboards …)

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 15/10/2023. 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 …
  • Find out more about the University
  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

  Further information…

For further information, please contact: Machteld Venken (

For more information about C2DH, please visit:

 Apply here

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