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Director Position – LIS (Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg)

Director Position 
LIS Cross-National Data Center, Luxembourg


LIS (Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg) is recruiting a new Director.

LIS — formerly known as the Luxembourg Income Study — is a cross-national data archive and research center, based in Luxembourg. Since its founding in 1983, LIS’ core work has been to acquire, harmonise, and otherwise add value to household survey data, primarily from advanced countries and, recently, several emerging and developing countries, and to make these high-quality resources available to researchers around the world.

The LIS Director position offers a senior scholar, with visibility in the research community, the opportunity to lead a dynamic, high-visibility, widely-respected, and ever-evolving institution. The new Director will have the chance to guide and shape LIS over a period of several years.

The ideal candidate should be a researcher with at least 10 years of experience and international academic visibility, preferably located in Europe and should have:
– Substantial experience using large national household survey datasets and possibly using LIS data;
– Experience in production of statistical indicators based on large household surveys;
– Relevant project and research team management experience;
– A record of raising financial and other support for projects;
– Fluency in English (written and spoken) plus, possibly, French or German.

Applicants should send their CV, a letter of motivation, and the name of three referees, to François Bourguignon (at who heads the recruitment committee. Additional information on the position may be obtained from members of the search committee, from the LIS Director of Operations, or from the current Director.

Important dates 
Deadline for application: 30 November 2020.
Interviews of short-listed candidates: January 2021.
Final decision: February 2021.
The elected candidate is expected to be in post by July 2021.

The full call with further details on LIS and the open position as Director is available here.