LIS is Hiring a New Director!

LIS is currently recruiting

a new Director


The LIS Director position

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.
Following in the steps of Daniele Checchi and other LIS Directors before him, the new Director will have the chance to guide and shape LIS over a period of several years.

Key functions of the position include: overseeing the work of LIS staff in LIS core activities, exploring and promoting promising expansions of these activities, enhancing LIS’ visibility among the general public (e.g., policy makers, media), deepening links with the international social science research community, monitoring the financial equilibrium of the institution, and contributing to fundraising efforts.

The LIS Director position will require a substantial time commitment but it is not intended to be a full-time job. While the Director will receive an annual competitive stipend from LIS based on time committed to the task (see below) and LIS-related travel and lodging costs will be covered in full, the LIS Director is expected to have primary full-time employment in – and receive the majority of her/his salary from – another institution.

The LIS Director will be expected to spend between 4 and 5 days a month on LIS-related tasks, with a substantial part of that time in the Luxembourg LIS Office, ideally around 2 days a month on average over the year, in a way that may depend on the location and the schedule of the Director in his/her primary institution.

Profile of the LIS director (see detailed in the appendix of this call)

  • A researcher with at least 10 years of experience and international academic visibility, preferably located in Europe
  • Substantial experience using large national household survey datasets and possibly using LIS data
  • Experience in production of statistical indicators for 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

Application for Position and Timeline of Selection Process

Applicants should send their CV, a letter of motivation, and the name of three referees, to François Bourguignon (at search@lisdatacenter.org ) 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.

Deadline for application: 30 November 2020

Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place virtually during January 2021

Final decision to be reached by the search committee some time during February 2021

The elected candidate is expected to be in post by July 2021.

Search committee:

Serge Allegrezza, STATEC Luxembourg
François Bourguignon, Paris School of Economics
Frank Cowell, London School of Economics
Janet Gornick, Stone Center at City University of New York
Ingrid Woolard, StellenboschUniversity, South Africa

More information about LIS and the Director position, can be found here.

October 9, 2020 | Jobs