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Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in General Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law (M/F)

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

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The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is recruiting a:

Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in General Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law (M/F)

• Ref: F2-100024 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
• Fixed-term 14-month initial contract, extendable up to 48 months
• Full-time position (40 h/week)
• Earliest Starting Date: 1 September 2020
• Employee and student status

The doctoral candidate will be working within the research unit of Law. He/she is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of Legal Philosophy and Jurisprudence.

• The early stage researcher‘s main task will consist in contributing to the research within the Department of Law and preparing a doctoral thesis in the field of Legal Philosophy, Jurisprudence or Constitutional Theory, supervised by Prof. Johan van der Walt. The thesis has to be done at the University of Luxembourg but can be part of a joint supervision with another university.
• Contribute to the teaching at the rate of one or three hours per week of small group teaching and tutorials.

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Johan Van der Walt, email:

• Master's degree in Law (with specialisation in Legal Philosophy or Jurisprudence).
• 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, German in particular, will be considered an advantage.

• Fully-funded position.
• Regular personal exchanges with the supervisor and the members of the thesis committee, and a high-quality research environment.
• An exciting international and multilingual research environment.
• Personal work space at the University.
• Gender-friendly workplace.

Applications should be submitted online before 29/02/2020 and must include the following:
• A motivation letter.
• A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable.
• If possible, a transcript results of university studies.
• The name, current position, and relationship to the applicant, of one referee.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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