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Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) in Luxembourg Business Law (M/F)

University of Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

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

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for a:

Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Law (M/F) with a specialization in Luxembourg Business Law

  • Ref: F2-080015 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  • Fixed-term 14 month initial contract, extendable to 48 month
  • Full-time position, 40h/week
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Employee and student status 


  • 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 Luxembourg European and Comparative Business Law
  • The candidate’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Luxembourg Business Law with a comparative outlook under the supervision of Professor André Prüm. The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be part of a jointly-supervision with another university
  • Contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.
  • Assist Professor André Prüm in the preparation of his research, conference and teaching activities

For more information concerning this position, please contact Professor André Prüm, email:

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Law with grades ranking in the top 20 % of your class
  • Linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in French and English, good understanding of a third language will be considered an advantage

Your level in French or English should be equivalent to the level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level. Candidates who are English native speakers, or have a degree from a university programme taught in English and who have written a thesis in English in such a programme, are exempt from submitting a certificate of English proficiency. (Expected test scores IELTS >7,5 / TOEFL >110 / Cambridge Proficiency : A/B/C/ / Cambridge English : Advanced 5CAE) A/B)

We offer

  • Fully-funded position
  • Regular personal exchanges with the supervisor and the members of the thesis committee, and a high quality research environment provided by the Doctoral School in Law
  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment
  • Personal work space at the University
  • Gender-friendly workplace


Applications should be submitted online before the 30th of September 2019 and must include the following:

  • A letter of motivation, highlighting your reasons for applying at the University of Luxembourg for this particular position
  • A research proposal

The proposal must be written in French or English and must be no longer than 2500 words (including footnotes and references). Longer proposals may be excluded from further consideration. The proposal should outline the research question that you wish to pursue in your PhD dissertation. It should demonstrate command of the state of the art in the field (with references to the literature) and of research methodology within the discipline and include a short bibliography. It should also stress the originality of your project and detail its potential academic and societal impacts, in particular for the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg as a major financial and business centre. Where appropriate it should also include the theory or hypotheses that will be examined or a description of the empirical content and sources of the research project

  • A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable
  • A transcript with detailed results of university studies
  • Two recommendation letters from referees

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Woluwe-Saint-Pierre - Belgium
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 8th July 2019
Closes: 30th September 2019
Reference: F2-080015
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