The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university.
The Doctoral Candidate will be a member of the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning and do his/her research within the framework of the AltFin project, funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). In cooperation with the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) where a complementary PhD position has been created, the project seeks to better understand regional economic development at the interface of alternative economy approaches, here circular economy (CE), and sustainable finance, in order to comprehend mechanisms that will guide regional transitions towards sustainable development.
- Prepare a doctoral thesis on the financing of alternative economies in regional sustainability transitions
- Contribute to co- and single-authored publication endeavours of the project team
- Participate in the everyday management of the project, including public outreach activities, site visits, stakeholder workshops, social media communication etc.
- Master in Economic Geography or a cognate discipline
- Experience in qualitative research methods and in the use of related software tools
- Particular interest in sustainability-related innovations and transitions (e.g. alternative economies, degrowth)
- Excellent verbal communication and academic writing skills in English and German and/or French
- Enthusiasm for research, critical thinking, including some first experience in publishing
- The project’s comparative case study framework requires frequent travelling to the financial centres in Paris, Frankfurt and Luxembourg, and the successful candidate is expected to possess well-developed intercultural and social skills to conduct research in these environments
- Working in an inspiring international environment
- Field work in France, Germany, and Luxembourg
- Co-supervision by Dr. Sabine Dörry (LISER) and Prof. Christian Schulz (University of Luxembourg)
- An interdisciplinary Doctoral School providing conceptual, methodological and transferable skills
- A full-time employment
01 July 2020