The Rector hereby announces the launch of a new policy for career advancement among the professorial ranks. The competitive promotion policy was developed in close collaboration with the Deans of Faculties, Directors of Interdisciplinary Centres, Human Resources department and in consultation with the staff delegation. It was approved by the Board of Governors at its 5 April 2019 meeting.

The policy builds on the rules laid out in the Law of 27 June 2018 on the organisation of the University of Luxembourg and defines the detailed procedure and evaluation criteria for promotion to the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor at the University.

The University intends to launch the 1st round of the new process in the Spring 2019.

The following positions are open in the current promotion round:

  • Assistant Professor, 3 positions
  • Associate Professor, 5 positions
  • Full Professor, 4 positions

Potential applicants are invited to consult the new policy and guidelines for the application procedure in this dedicated web area.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, 25 April 2019, 12pm-1:30pm, Campus Belval, MSA, room 4.530
  • Monday, 29 April 2019, 3pm-4:30pm, Campus Belval, MSA, room 4.510
  • Monday, 6 May 2019, 3pm-4:30pm, Campus Kirchberg, room A.02

Further questions may be addressed to

The timeline for the 2019 Competitive Promotion round is as follows:

15 May 2019

Deadline for applicant notification of intent to apply

15 June 2019

Deadline for submission of applications

15 May – 30 September 2019

Internal Promotion Review Committees convene and work

15 October 2019

Deadline for recommendation letters from deans / directors

16 October – 30 November 2019

External Evaluation Committee convenes and works

6 December 2019

Rector recommends candidates for promotion to Board of Governors

1 January 2020

Appointments of successful candidates

Please note that this timeline may be adjusted depending on the needs of the committees and to address unforeseen circumstances in the new process.