Associate/Assistant Professor in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

University of Luxembourg


Associate Professor / Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

(Valid from 27/08/2021 to 31/10/2021)


Language:English (UK)Country:Luxembourg Organisation data:IngenieurwissenschaftenJob number:UOL04164Contract Type:Fixed Term ContractSchedule Type:Full TimeWork Hours40.0 Hours per WeekExpected Start Date:01/02/2022   

The Department of Engineering of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine is seeking to hire an outstanding candidate in the area of Computational Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. We seek candidates who are eager to engage as educators among a diverse student community.

 Your Role...

To diversify the existing skills and expertise in civil and environmental engineering, the candidate is expected to:

  • Perform high-level research in the area of foundation engineering and soil mechanics
  • Apply for competitive third-party funding
  • Setup and manage a research group in foundation engineering including supervision of PhD theses
  • Establish collaborations with national and international industrial partners
  • Contribute to the scientific strategy of the department of engineering
  • Contribute to the teaching of bachelor and master programs in engineering

You will work on new solutions to the present and future challenges of the built environment considering the impact of climate change induced processes and sustainable land use. You will work on new solutions to reduce carbon emissions with regard to foundations and to reduce energy consumption and the use of natural resources.

 What we expect from you…

The ideal candidate is an internationally leading researcher with proven competence in civil engineering sciences and industrial applications in the broader domain of this announcement.

The successful candidates should have:

  • A PhD degree in civil engineering or a related discipline
  • Recognized and creative contributions in research in foundation engineering and soil mechanics
  • Experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Leadership, organization and management skills
  • Interest in interdisciplinary collaborations


The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. The person hired on this position must be proficient in English and either French or German. The University encourages its staff to learn the other language and provides access to language courses to this end.

 The University...

The University of Luxembourg is a highly international, young and dynamic university, for instance currently ranked 20th in the Times Higher Education ranking of the best universities under 50 years old. It offers:

  • An exceptional research environment and skilled support staff
  • Competitive salary and benefits packages

 In Short...

  • Contract Type: 5 years (tenure track) - with perspective of a permanent position and promotion to Associate Professor upon a positive evaluation. In case of an excellent more senior candidate, a direct appointment at the level of Associate Professor would then be on a permanent position 
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Starting date: January 2022 or later
  • Location: Campus Kirchberg and campus Esch/Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL04164

 How to apply...

Applications, in English, should contain a motivation letter, a research statement, a detailed curriculum vitae, a full list of publications and the names of at least four experts who can, upon request from the Faculty, provide reference letters.

We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by October 31, 2021. All applications should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Schlenker, using the email address:

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer and strives to increase the share of female professors. We explicitly encourage women to apply.

 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 …


 Living and working in Luxembourg...

Luxembourg has an extensive welfare system. It comprises a social security, health, and pension funds. Among those benefits, there are various types of financial aids directly linked to the schooling and education of children: family allowance, birth allowance & children's future allowance. According to a recent UNESCO report, Luxembourg rank highest on childcare provisions among 41 OECD and EU countries. Further information:

The country counts with an extensive public education system that comprises as well International and European Schools. Further information:

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