Faculty position in Business Economics and Entrepreneurship



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We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

The selected candidate will be an experienced scholar working at the intersection of business economics, entrepreneurship and innovation. The candidate will have experience from space activities or have the potential to develop a research profile targeting the space sector.  The successful candidate will conduct research, education and knowledge transfer in the area of their expertise. The candidate will lead and develop a research group at SnT. 

About the SnT

The Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg is seeking outstanding candidates starting at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor in Business Economics and Entrepreneurship. As a Faculty member, the successful candidate will create, grow, and lead an internationally recognized research team at the university. The candidate will take a leading role in developing the university’s Interdisciplinary Space Masters (ISM) through curriculum development, project based instruction, and student mentoring. We seek an internationally recognized candidate with an established record of accomplishment in research, teaching, and knowledge transfer. Depending on the qualifications of the candidate, a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor will be considered.

Launched in 2009 by the University of Luxembourg, SnT has grown to some 300 people conducting research and innovation in information and communication technology. In a short period of time, the centre has recruited top scientists (three ERC advanced grants), attracted strong support from strategic industrial partnerships (50+ partners with >€5 million in annual funding), and secured over €140 million in competitive funding including over a dozen ongoing projects in H2020. SnT builds long-term strategic partnerships with private and public actors -- this collaborative research model is a highly effective mechanism for direct impact on economic actors and activities in Luxembourg.

Launched in 2019, the ISM is a new Masters Degree program developed in partnership with the Luxembourg Space Agency. Characterised by its hands-on, project-based approach, it offers students an interdisciplinary education in the technical and business aspects of space missions, preparing them to enter the growing commercial space sector and launch their own venture. The Master encompasses state-of-the-art space research carried out at SnT by five research groups, which focus on satellite communications, automation, robotics, remote sensing and computer vision, with partners such as the FNR, ESA, NASA, Airbus and SES.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!


Your Role

SnT conducts research in close collaboration with the industry partners and is engaged in a number of European and International projects. The candidate will define strategy, recruit personnel, acquire funding from diverse sources, and establish co-operations with other research groups and international/industrial/public partners.

The mission is to:

  • Define and lead strategic research areas creating societal impact in Luxembourg.
  • Lead the definition, acquisition, and management of research projects spanning long-term research to demand driven innovation projects.
  • Develop and conduct teaching to relevant programs at the university.
  • Mentor and advise students and early career researchers.
  • Create an international leading research group sustained by competitive research and innovation funding from diverse sources, partnerships, European/International/National research agencies.
  • Build and manage strategic relationships with international/industrial/public partners.
  • Disseminate scientific results in top conferences/journals.

This will require contributing to research, education, innovations, technology transfer, and management activities at SnT. English is the working language of this international laboratory.


Your Profile

  • PhD in Economic, Business Administration or Management, Innovation or Entrepreneurship.
  • Experience in building and leading a research group including successful research project acquisition from diverse and competitive sources.
  • Documented research expertise with excellent publication record in top-tier venues.
  • Experience in leading technology transfer or entrepreneurship activities.
  • Experience managing relationships with international/industrial/public partners.
  • 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.

Here’s what awaits you at SnT

  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

The university offers very competitive compensation and highly attractive start-up packages for hired faculty members. 


In Short

  • Contract Type: Permanent 
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week 
  • Location: Kirchberg 
  • Job Reference: UOL03853 


Further Information

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: 28 February 2021.

Please apply ONLINE 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.


About the University of Luxembourg

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.

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