Doctoral Candidate in EU Public Law and/or Comparative Administrative Law

University of Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for a
Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in EU public law and/or comparative administrative law (M/F)
Ref: F2-080014 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)

  • Fixed-term 14-month initial contract, extendable to 36 months.
  • Full-time position, 40h/week.
  • Deadline for Application: March, 31st, 2018.


  • The doctoral candidate will be working within the Research Unit of Law. The doctoral candidate is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of EU institutional law, EU constitutional law, EU administrative law, and comparative administrative law.
  • The candidate’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of EU public law and/or comparative administrative law, under the supervision of Professor Joana Mendes. The thesis has to be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be part of a joint supervision 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 Prof. Joana Mendes (tel.: +3524666445426, email:


  • Master’s degree in EU Law or Public Law.
  • Have the llinguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French is required; a good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language (German in particular) will be considered an advantage.


  • Personal work space at the University (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises).
  • Competitive remuneration.

Applications should be submitted online and must include the following:

  • A motivation letter.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable.
  • A research proposal (max. 2,000 words), which includes a research question, its scientific background, a short indication of the research methodology, and a short bibliography.
  • A transcript of concluded university studies.
  • The name, current position, and relationship to the applicant of no more than two referees.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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