Doctoral researcher (PhD) in law (DILLAN)
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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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.

It 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 .

    In the context of the Doctoral Training Unit on DIgitaLisation Law And INnovation (DTU DILLAN) Professor Dirk Zetzsche is opening one funded PhD position in law.

    The doctoral candidate is expected to develop and work on a project relating to corporate Technologies or Financial and / or Regulatory Technologies, with a view to organizational requirements within the regulated firm.

    Your Role

  • The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of Prof. Zetzsche 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 classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.
  • S / he shall cooperate with the team of ADA Chair in Financial Law (inclusive finance) on research, outreach and teaching.
  • Your Profile

  • Master’s degree in Law. Proven interest in technology and / or financial matters are highly welcome.
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment : Fluency in English and German as working languages is required, an additional language is an asset.
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills are required.
  • In Short

  • Contract Type : 36 months fixed-term contract
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference : UOL03540
  • Further Information

    Applications should be submitted online before 10 October 2020 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 linked to the topic(s) advertised (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 German if those languages are not the mother tongue of the applicant.
  • Applications by email will not be considered.

    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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