Postdoctoral researchers in Law bei University of Luxembourg

About the University
The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s leading international financial centre and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub at the heart of Europe.
Your Role
  • Research, publish and disseminate knowledge on the highest academic levels.
  • Contribute to the projects and activities conducted in the Department of Law by working together with colleagues and research teams of the Department in the chosen field of specialisation.
  • Assist and mentor PhD candidates.
  • Conduct other teaching activities.

Your Profile
  • Outstanding PhD in law displaying the capability to autonomously develop and conduct research at a post-doctoral level at the highest level.
  • Aptitude working, research and writing in a multi-lingual environment. English or French and a good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language (particularly German) will be considered an advantage.
  • Aptitude to work in the context of a Department that specialises in research from a transnational, European and comparative point of view.
  • Proof of knowledge and application of research design and research methods.
  • Willingness to develop an internationally recognised body of research and to seek competitive research funding for projects.

We Offer

  • Integration into one of Europe’s most international universities and most diverse law departments.
  • Excellent facilities including personal work-space at the University.
  • Attractive remuneration package.

In Short
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month - renewable for a maximum of 36 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Number of positions: 3
  • Job Reference: UOL03970 / Postdoc in Law (to be mentioned in all correspondence)

Further Information
Applications can be submitted in French or in English and must include the following:
  • An application letter.
  • A research agenda concerning the scientific work the applicant is interested in pursuing during the time as Postdoc explaining the relevance for the research conducted at the Law Department.
  • The name, current position, and relation to the applicant of the two persons cited as reference.
  • A copy of the PhD diploma (including the defence report, if available).
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography of the applicant’s published works.
  • A copy of the publications that the applicant deems most relevant to his/her research work.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
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.
Here’s what awaits you at the University
  • 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. WiFi on campus. 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 …

Further information
For further information, please contact Professor Herwig Hofmann, Head of the Department of Law:

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