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Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Law

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    University of Luxembourg
    Juridical sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    13/06/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Luxembourg › Luxembourg


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
  • The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of Professor André Prüm with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Law.
  • The doctoral candidate will publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.
  • S/he shall contribute to the teaching of practical classes and tutorials, ranging from one to three hours per week.
  • S/he shall contribute to the research activities and teaching of Professor André Prüm

The doctoral thesis should be completed in one of the following research areas:

  • Anatomy and fundamental principles of corporate law in a comparative law and economic perspective.
  • Structures and characteristics of Luxembourg law.
  • Methods of law reforms, legislative drafting and law enforcement in the age of artificial intelligence.
Your Profile
  • Master’s degree in law (final diploma obtained latest 31/7/2021)
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: perfect command of English and French. Fluency of a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage.
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills are required.

We Offer

  • Fully-funded position with a competitive salary.
  • Regular personal exchanges with the supervisor and the members of the thesis committee, and a high quality research environment provided by the Doctoral School.
  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment.
  • Personal work space at the University.
  • Gender-friendly workplace.
In Short
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month - extendable up to 48 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL04053 - F2-050007 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
Further Information

Applications should be submitted online and must include the following:

  • Completed online application form
  • A motivation letter
  • A research proposal linked to one of the topics of the call (maximum of 15.000 characters), detailing: a) the Originality of the research project, b) the Hypothesis, Research Objectives and Envisaged Methodology, c) the applicant's preparatory work on state of knowledge on the topic, d) timeline for completion)
  • An updated ORCID profile (orcid.org, see guidelines under https://www.fnr.lu/funding-instruments/afr/)
  • A narrative CV based on the template issued by the fnr.lu and available under the following address: https://www.fnr.lu/funding-instruments/afr/
  • A transcript of concluded university studies
  • 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. (C2 level for one of those languages and at least B2 for the second)

The selection process starts from 13 June 2021 on.

Please apply 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. 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 more information concerning this position, please contact Professor André Prüm, e-mail: andre.prum@uni.lu

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