Three Positions of Doctoral Researcher in Legal History (3 x 1.0 FTE): Collateral Rights and Bankruptcy in Early Modern Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Lyon

Tilburg University - Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History

The Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History at Tilburg University invites applications for the following position: 

Three Positions of Doctoral Researcher in Legal History (3 x 1.0 FTE): Collateral rights and Bankruptcy in Early Modern Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Lyon
Tilburg Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History 

The position
The Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History is seeking for three full-time doctoral researchers (48 months) who will be working within the project ‘Analysing Coherence in Law Through Legal Scholarship’ (CLLS, funded by the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant nr 714759), and which is concerned with the theme of collateral rights (securities) and bankruptcy. 

The three doctoral researchers will analyze the municipal law and legal practices of three cities of commerce in the early modern period, as well as doctrinal texts commenting on the municipal law of these cities. The first position is concerned with Amsterdam, the second one with Frankfurt, and the third one with Lyon.

Profile
Candidates have studied law and/or history, and have written one or more papers on an institutional-historical or legal-historical topic. Candidates should demonstrate their interest in history and research methods (qualitative and⁄or quantitative). Acquaintance with archival research is a plus. For all three positions it is required that candidates have high proficiency in English, both written and spoken. They have a good command of Dutch (for the post concerning Amsterdam), reading proficiency in French (for the position concerning Lyon), or reading proficiency in German (for the vacancy on Frankfurt).

Employment terms and conditions
Tilburg University offers a good benefits package in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities. We offer competitive European salaries. Depending on the experience and competences of the selected candidates, the appointment will be made at the rank of researcher 4. The starting gross salary for researchers 4 will vary between € 2588,00 and € 4084,00 per month (for a full-time appointment) based on scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities. The appointment will start as from January  1st, 2018 and will end on December 31st, 2021. Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers, offering very good fringe benefits, such as the possibility to determine your benefits individually through an options model of employment conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf whenever the criteria are met. 

Information and application
Additional information about the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History can be found on http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/. Specific information about the vacancies can be obtained from dr. Dave De ruysscher, project leader, d.deruysscher@uvt.nl. Applying for the vacancies can only be done online. The application, including a motivation letter and CV, must be submitted via the link at the bottom of the page no later than September 1, 2017. Promising candidates will be invited for an interview. Interviews will take place in two rounds. The first round is planned on 13 September 2017 and the second round is planned on 20 September 2017. 

Recruitment Code
Tilburg University applies the recruitment code of the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP). 

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