Full or Associate professor in Midwifery

Publiée le 02/10/2023

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Full or Associate professor in Midwifery

Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the only public university in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and focused on research.

The University of Luxembourg, through its Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine, aims for excellence in research and in the education of biomedical sciences and health professions. A new Bachelor's degree in Medicine started in September 2020. Three Medical Specializations, in General Medicine, Neurology and Oncology are also offered.

Five new Bachelors of Science in Nursing (Bachelor of Nursing Science, and other Bachelors in the fields of surgery, anesthesia, pediatrics, psychiatry (mental health), one Bachelor in Midwifery, and one Bachelor of ATM in Radiology are now planned to commence in September 2023 and September 2024.

The University of Luxembourg will organize these Bachelors by combining theoretical training using the latest technology with practical training in hospitals, clinics, or outpatient clinics in collaboration with the various institutes in the country and foreign partners.

In this context, the University is recruiting a Full Professor or an Associate Professor in Midwifery (promotion track).

This position is offered at the Full Professor or Associate Professor level depending on qualification. Both levels are tenured. At the Associate Professor level, a possibility of promotion will be given after 5 years upon positive evaluation.

Your Role...

The professor will be attached to the University on a full-time basis. He/she will have a leadership role in building and coordinating midwifery education.

The academic part will be divided between teaching and research:


The holder of the position will build and co-direct the Bachelors in Midwifery and will be responsible for the selection of students into the programme, the establishment of the training plan for midwives, the organization of theoretical and practical teaching, and the evaluation during and at the end of the course, in relation with the teachers and tutors of the clinical placements. More particularly, the presence on the campus of students in medicine, biology, nursing and midwifery provides us with the possibility to establish common courses, to help students discover and understand the specificities of their different training and future professions at a very early stage and to have them work together in modern interprofessional simulation environments. This pooling of teaching will be based on the collaborative and joint work of teachers from the different health programmes.


The candidate will be responsible for developing midwifery research aimed at:

  • The improvement of the quality of care and patient safety
  • Patient, families, population well-being
  • Quality of work life

and this within the general framework of improving public health, in collaboration with the patient him/herself (“partner patient”), with internal partners in the various Faculties or interdisciplinary Centres, and with external national or international partners.

The holder should therefore have teaching and research experience and ideally significant clinical experience in midwifery.

The distribution between the different activities (academic/research, or even professional) will be adapted according to the holder’s profile.

What we expect from you…

The ideal candidate hired by the University is a teacher-researcher who meets the following criteria:

  • Holder of a midwifery degree, a master’s in science, and a doctorate (PhD) preferably in Midwifery with an internationally recognized reputation and research expertise based on the quality of his/her research work as evidenced by international publications in the field of midwifery
  • Administrative experience and leadership qualities are also essential
  • Field experience in midwifery education, including theoretical teaching and supervision of trainees
  • Experience in midwifery research and supervision of research or PhD theses
  • Connection to midwifery education departments in universities abroad
  • Responsibilities in European midwifery societies
  • Experience in simulation training

Language profile:

The University of Luxembourg operates in a multilingual context. The person selected for this position must be fluent in English and French. Fluency in German is considered an advantage. The University encourages its staff to learn German and provides access to language courses to this end.

In Short...

  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job reference: UOL05602

Gender equality:

The University of Luxembourg is committed to gender equality among its academic staff and aims to remove barriers to the recruitment and career development of female professors. In the event that two candidates present equivalent CVs, the University will give preference to the female candidate in all departments where gender balance is not achieved.

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.

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 …
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Full or Associate professor in Midwifery