6 Doctoral Candidates (PhD Students) in Law and Political Sciences (M/F)

University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems (DTU REMS) is opening 6 funded PhD positions in law and political sciences.

You will find more information concerning this research programme here: http://wwwen.uni.lu/recherche/fdef/research_unit_in_law/dtu_rems

  • Ref: R-AGR-3047-10 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  • Fixed- term 14-month initial contract, extendable to 48 months.
  • Full-time position, 40h/week.
  • Employee and student status


  • The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of a professor with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Law or a PhD in Political Sciences.
  • 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.

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Law or in Political Sciences.
  • 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.
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills are required.

We offer

  • Fully-funded 4-year position.
  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment.
  • 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.

Applications should be submitted online before 11 May 2018 and must include the following:

  • Completed online application form;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of university degrees (To the extent possible, please include university transcripts and official details of class rank);
  • A research proposal linked to one of the topics of the call (3 to 5 pages long, containing an explanation of the topic and why the applicant considers it to be important; a description of the applicant's preparatory work on the topic; the specific aim of the research proposal; relevant interfaces with other fields of study; methodology; study schedule; timeline for completion);
  • 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.

Further Information

PhD Supervisors and Research Areas
Prof. Katalin Ligeti, DTU Coordinator, Criminal law
Prof. Stefan Braum, Criminal law
Prof. Robert Harmsen, Political science
Prof. Burkhard Hess, International procedural law
Prof. André Prüm, Banking and financial law
Prof. Marta Requejo Isidro, international private law 

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.


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