The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.
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 candidate will be a member of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), which is one of the three Interdisciplinary Centres of Luxembourg University. The 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 in Luxembourg.
Within the Centre, the candidate is supposed to do research on new and innovative forms of storytelling in the field of contemporary history. In addition to own research projects, the Assistant Professor will have an advisory function in the development of online and digital historical narratives realized in the Centre, including the planning and development of digital exhibitions and web-documentaries, enhanced e-publications, or the production of video essays and podcasts. As such, the candidate will contribute to research and outreach activities in the field of digital and public history at C2DH, aiming at enhancing the international visibility of the Centre and at promoting the public engagement with history within Luxemburgish society.
Besides a theoretical knowledge on narrative formats and conventions for historical storytelling, the candidate must have a practical expertise in realizing digital products of transmedia storytelling and a solid experience in project management. The candidate should have a strong profile in one or more related areas: transmedia storytelling, digital cultural heritage, mobile and emerging technologies, digital pedagogy, visual culture, public history, edutainment or game studies. Familiarity with contemporary Luxembourgish history and the national heritage or archival collections is an asset.
The candidate will teach a maximum of 90 hours in the Bachelor “European Cultures” (BCE) and Master (MAHEC) programme “Contemporary European History” at the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts & Education (FSHE). In addition, he/she will be involved in the doctoral education / PhD supervision.
Please apply in English by submitting your CV (including a list of publications and taught courses), motivation letter, copies of diplomas, digital copies of 3 recent publications relevant for the position until the 15.03.2021.
The University of Luxembourg wants to achieve gender parity in its academic positions and wants to eliminate obstacles to the recruitment of female professors and to their career development. In case candidates present equivalent CVs, the University will give the preference to women in all departments where gender parity is not yet achieved.
For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Andreas Fickers at Andreas.email@example.com.
For more information about C²DH, please visit: www.C2DH.uni.luContinue reading
|Title||Assistant Professor in Public History with a Specialization in Transmedia Storytelling|
|Employer||University of Luxembourg|
|Job location||6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359 Luxembourg|
|Published||January 26, 2021|
|Application deadline||March 15, 2021|
|Job types||Assistant / Associate Professor  |
|Fields||Museology,   Cultural History,   History of Art,   Modern History  |