Doctoral Researcher (PHD Student) in Private International Law (*gn)
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 .

    Your Role

  • The doctoral researcher will be working within the Department of law. The doctoral researcher is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of private international law
  • The candidate’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of private international law, under the supervision of Professor Gilles Cuniberti .
  • The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be part of a jointly-supervised with another university

  • Contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials
  • Assist Professor Gilles Cuniberti in the preparation of his research, conference and teaching activities
  • For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Gilles Cuniberti, email : gilles.cuniberti uni.lu

    Your Profile

  • Master’s degree in private international law with grades ranking in the top 20 % of your class
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment : fluency in both English and French, good understanding of a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage
  • 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 of Law
  • 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
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Job Reference : UOL03597
  • Further Information

    Applications should be submitted online and include :

  • A motivation letter highlighting your reasons for applying at the University of Luxembourg for this particular position
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable
  • A transcript of concluded university studies
  • A research proposal : The proposal must be written in English or French and must be no longer than 2500 words (including footnotes and references).
  • Longer proposals may be excluded from further consideration. The proposal should outline the research question that you wish to pursue in your PhD dissertation.

    It should demonstrate command of the state of the art in the field (with references to the literature) and of research methodology within the discipline and include a short bibliography.

    It should also stress the originality of your project and detail its potential academic and societal impacts. Where appropriate it should also include the theory or hypotheses that will be examined or a description of the empirical content and sources of the research project

  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee
  • Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception.

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