|Contract Type:||Contract / Temporary|
|Placed on:||2nd September 2016|
|Closes:||31st October 2016|
The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany, is one of 83 research institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences e.V. The Institute is dedicated to foundational research, especially in the fields of foreign private and private international law as well as the law of civil procedure. The Max Planck Society is Germany's most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it among the top 5 research institutions worldwide according to the Times Higher Education Ranking.
The Max Planck Research Group “Changes in God's Law - An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Law” is a research unit carrying out internationally acclaimed comparative research on family and succession law in Muslim jurisdictions, making it one of the very few academic entities dedicated specifically to this field of research. Established in 2009, the unit’s research paradigm is built on three pillars: first, an interdisciplinary approach and a consideration of the law in practice; second, a comparative examination of the law within the Islamic world; and, third, a study of the influence procedural rules have on the shaping of the law. By having regard for these three pillars, a fuller and less distorted picture of family and succession law emerges that reflects the dynamics of legal developments in the examined countries.
The Max Planck Institute invites applications for a full time (39 h/week) fixed-term position as
Postdoctoral Associate (m/f)
within its Research Group beginning November 2016 or later.
Principal duties include:
We are expecting the successful candidate to:
The acquisition of German language skills is encouraged but is not a precondition for application.
What we offer:
Applications should include:
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Applications should be submitted no later than 31 October 2016 by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht
Frau Dr. Nadjma Yassari, LL.M. (SOAS)
Kennziffer: PRIV 22-2016
Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be held in November 2016.
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