Associate Professor (Promotion Track) in Cyber Policy

  • Université du Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg
  • Mar 24, 2022
Full time Law & Criminal Justice Political Science & International Relations

Job Description




The Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance (FDEF) of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for an Associate Professor (Promotion Track) in Cyber Policy.


Your Role...

To meet Luxembourg’s need for qualified individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the societal impacts of Cyber Policy, UNILU is recruiting an associate professor (promotion track) for the endowed Chair in Cyber Policy. The selected candidate is expected to provide critical scholarship related to the expansion of network technologies and digitalization, and the concurrent exposure of society to the risks and opportunities connected with the broad use of these technologies. In addition, there is an expectation to develop cross-cutting and interdisciplinary research on the legal and political context of cyberspace.

The selected candidate shall partake in the education activities of the Faculty, providing reliable, high quality teaching capacity at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. This comprises courses in the Bachelor in Law, the Master in Space, Communication and Media Law, the Interdisciplinary Space Master, as well as guidance and supervision of PhD candidates.  In view of developing a dedicated educational offer in cyber policy, the candidate should be able to cover course content on several of the following themes: cyber threats and responses; geopolitical and transnational aspects of cyber-regulation; digital technologies and international security; geopolitical consequences of internet standard setting; international and national security; cyber defence and deterrence; EEAS Cyber; role of states, organisations, companies, and individuals in cyberspace; cybercapacity building in the EU; human rights, civil liberties and data protection, impact of AI and other emerging technologies on human rights.

The selected candidate will be appointed chairholder for the Chair in Cyber Policy and will lead the chair’s research team comprising a post-doctoral researcher, a PhD candidate and a research and development specialist.


In short...

  • Contract Type: Permanent contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40 hours per week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Earliest starting date: September 1, 2022
  • Job Reference: UOL04869 - Chair in Cyber Policy (to be mentioned in all correspondence)

In particular, we offer:

  • An international team at a young, dynamic university
  • An interdisciplinary research environment
  • A wide network of academic, institutional, governmental and corporate partners
  • Skilled support staff and team-oriented work environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits 



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.


About Luxembourg...

Luxembourg is a cosmopolitan country with the convenience of a larger European capitals in a tranquil setting. Additional information about Luxembourg can be found under and Luxembourg’s financial centre is the largest investment fund captive reinsurance centre in Europe and the largest private banking centre in the Eurozone. The financial sector is a major employer in Luxembourg and accounts for over 30% of the country’s GDP. There are private international schools in English and other European schools offering diverse languages (e.g. French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc.) as well as English branches in a growing number of state/public schools.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor and Master degrees in law or equivalent degree in law, and a PhD in law or political science with a special focus on new technologies, their societal impact and regulation
  • A research focus and agenda on the legal framework and policy context of cyberspace in Luxembourg and abroad with evidence of a potential to publish in international, high-ranked legal journals
  • Established communication and teaching skills, with a commitment to the importance of scholarship, high-quality education and cultural diversity
  • Experience in working in international research teams
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders, actively engage with industry and the community, acquire funding and develop externally funded research programmes, collaborate with regulatory agencies and standard setters
  • 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

Application Details

How to apply...

Applications should contain:

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed CV, including periods of absence from work (or where the effect has been equivalent to absence) including family-related leave and career breaks
  • Complete list of publications and work in progress
  • List and short description of research projects acquired over the past 5 (five) years
  • List of PhD theses supervised
  • List of teaching activities over the past 5 (five) years
  • Statement of research activities planned at UL
  • Statement of teaching activities planned at UL
  • Statement of other activities considered at UL
  • Names of 3 referees and the relationship to them.

All applications should be addressed to:

Professor Katalin Ligeti / Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (


We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 10 May 2022.

All applications will be handled in strict confidence.

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. The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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