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Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Law (M/F)

About the Programme

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 Law
A specialisation is foreseen in Civil Law or in Business Law

• Ref: RCREQ0004016 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
• 36 months fixed-term contract, extendable to 48 months if required
• Full-time position, 40 h/week
• Employee and student status
• Earliest starting date: 15/09/2020

• 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 Civil Law or Business Law
• The candidate's main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of associations, law of social and solidarity economy, property law or contract law, under the supervision of Professor David Hiez. 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

For more information concerning this position, please contact Professor David Hiez, email:

• Master's degree in Law
• 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 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

Applications should be submitted online, before 31 May 2020 and must include the following:
• A motivation letter
• A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable
• A transcript of concluded university studies
• The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee
• A presentation of the PhD project (3 pages maximum). This project, with a comparative perspective that include Luxembourg law, will be related to one of these topics: cooperative law; law of associations; law of social and solidarity economy; law and degrowth; property law in its social dimension, its contemporary evolutions; contract law and its contemporary evolutions

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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