Several Ph.D. Positions. Law (Luxembourg) Deadline: Sept. 14, 2019
University of Luxembourg
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The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Faculty of f Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF).
The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems II (REMS-II) is opening various funded PhD positions in law, in the following topics:
- Judicial and non-judicial control over punitive sanctions (supervisor: Prof. Silvia Allegrezza, EU Criminal Law)
- Centralised and/or Decentralised Approach to EU securities law enforcement (supervisor: Prof. Pierre-Henri Conac, Financial Markets Law)
- Public and private enforcement of international sanctions at the national level (supervisor: Prof. Matthew Happold, Public International Law)
- Evidence sharing in multi-level enforcement systems (supervisor: Prof. Katalin Ligeti, EU Criminal Law)
- Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and effective protection of rights – consumer protection in financial services (supervisors: Prof. Elise Poillot, EU Consumer Law; and Prof. Isabelle Riassetto, Commercial Law, Company Law, Financial Regulation)
- Enforceability of EU law and availability of legal remedies: the challenges of multi-level settings to the protection and/or promotion of constitutional principles (migration, external action of the EU and restrictive measures, external action of the EU and sustainable development) (supervisor: Prof. Eleftheria Neframi, EU Law)
- The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of a professor 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.
- Fully-funded 4-year position.
- An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team focused on enforcement in multi-level regulatory systems.
- Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises).
- Travel opportunities for training and learning.
- The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate’s experience and is an equal opportunity employer.
- Fixed- term contract 14-month initial, extendable to 48 months.
- Full-time position, 40h/week.
- Employee and student status.
- Master’s degree in Law; a multidisciplinary background in Economics is an advantage.
- 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.
- Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
- Excellent communication and team working skills are required.
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply’ below. The application must include the following documents:
- Completed online application form;
- A curriculum vitae;
- Copies of university degrees (to the extent possible, please include university transcripts of grades and official details of class rank);
- A research proposal linked to the project description and to one of the issue areas of the call (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 / or French if those languages are not the mother tongue of the applicant.