Associate / Full Professor – Programme Leader in Nutrition and Health

LUNEX International University of Health, Exercise and Sports is a young and ambitious private university in Luxembourg attracting students from Europe and beyond and offering high-quality and innovative teaching and learning in higher education and research.

We are expanding our team and are looking for a capable, enthusiastic and motivated Programme Leader to work in an associate or full professor position in the field of Nutrition and Health (depending on qualifications and experience) on a full time, permanent basis.


The successful candidate will have an active and leadership role to our established team of international academics in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, quality enhancement, academic governance and research at LUNEX University.

A main focus of professional activities will be the development and implementation of a new study programme in the field of Nutrition and Health. The position furthermore requires the development of and participation in interdisciplinary research activities. This position offers an excellent opportunity to take part in the shaping of a young & dynamic university with high ambitions in health, performance and management related education as well as research with international and multidisciplinary scope.

Must-have requirements

Candidates should have a PhD in an area relevant to the position.

  • Demonstrated successful leadership of programme / curriculum development and of teaching and learning at under-graduate and post-graduate levels
  • Educational background in Dietetics, and/or Nutritional Sciences is highly relevant for this position
  • Proven research track record as evidenced by high quality publications in relevant peer reviewed journals
  • Proven excellence of teaching in higher education area
  • Successful grant and funding applications
  • Other documented qualifications relevant for the position (presentations at scientific events and/or congresses, public communications, …)
  • Good interpersonal skills and team management experience
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to students using a variety of teaching methods, thereby enhancing the student experience
  • High level of spoken and written English language skills (English is the language of tuition at LUNEX University)
  • Experience of active involvement in academic governance processes


We offer a dynamic and stimulating work environment within an international team of experts. We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The salary is competitive and in line with qualifications and experience.

You can send your application to apply here.

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Good to know

Application for a Bachelor’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. Take part in one of our Application Days. We will invite you to attend in person.
3. After successful participation in the Application Day we will email you with your study agreement. Please print it out, sign it and then send it to LUNEX by post or by e-mail, along with the evidence documents specified in the email.

Application for a Master’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. If you have met all the prerequisites for the Master’s programme, we will email you with your study agreement. Please read it carefully, print it out and sign it.
3. In order to complete your application, please send the signed study agreement along with all other required evidence documents by post to LUNEX.

As an applicant for one of our Bachelor’s programmes, you will be invited to attend an Application Day online. A selection procedure will take place on this day to check whether you meet the necessary prerequisites for the course.

More about the Application Day

The language of instruction in all courses at LUNEX is English. You should therefore be able to speak and understand English well. You have the opportunity to participate in the Pre-Bachelor Foundation Programme and improve your English if your language skills do not meet the entrance requirements for study at Bachelor level.

We will inform you in the course of the application process which supporting documents have to be provided and when. In principle, we need the following documents for your application:

  • Copy of your personal ID
  • Copy of the highest educational and/or vocational qualification
  • Language certificate (if applicable)

Depending on the degree programme (Bachelor/Master) and your country of origin (EU/non-EU), further documents may be required. More details will be provided to you in good time.

To secure a study place, we recommend that you send us your documents as soon as possible – but at the latest two weeks before the start of your studies. If you are an applicant from outside the EU, you should note that the application process for a visa can take four to 60 days. Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time.