Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in European Criminal law - Pride hos 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

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The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems II (REMS-II) is opening a funded PhD position in EuropeanCriminal law.
For information on this training programme see the link below
Your Role
  • The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of Katalin Ligeti (University of Luxembourg) with the aim of studying towards a PhD in EuropeanCriminal Law. The topic of the research should fall within the research theme of the DTU REMS II. Interested candidates are welcome to propose their own research topic.
  • The doctoral candidate will publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.
  • S/he shall contribute to the teaching of classes, if a such position is available, ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.
  • S/he shall support Prof. Ligeti in her research.

Your Profile
  • Master’s degree in Law; studies in European criminal law or law and technology are an asset.
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language.
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills are required.

We Offer

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team focused on enforcement in multi-level regulatory systems.
  • Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises).
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning.
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer.

In Short
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month - extendable up to 48 months if required
  • Work Hours: 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL03990

Further Information
Applications should be submitted online before 30 April 2021 and must include the following:
  • Completed online application form;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of university degrees (to the extent possible, please include university transcripts and official details of class rank);
  • A research proposal in European criminal law linked to the project description of the call (2000 words-long, containing an explanation of the topic, its scientific background and why the applicant considers it to be important; a research question and the specific aim of the research proposal; methodology; timeline for completion, and a short bibliography);
  • Two letters of recommendation by professors familiar with the applicant's academic legal training commenting on the applicant's ability to conduct academic research;
  • Proof of language proficiency in English and / or French if those languages are not the mother tongue of the applicant.

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 …

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