|Location:||Frankfurt - Germany|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||€2,721.84 or £2,420.23 (converted salary*) per month Gross|
|Placed On:||2nd February 2023|
|Closes:||15th March 2023|
The Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory in Frankfurt / Main is a world leading research institute with a staff of more than 150. Its three departments with more than 70 scholars, the unrivalled collections of its specialized library, and its numerous national and international cooperations make it the central research hub for a global scientific community investigating the past, present, and future of legal regimes.
We are now looking to recruit for July 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter Two Doctoral Students (M/F/DIV) for the Fellowship project “The History of European Union Employment Law”, under the supervision of Professors Thorsten Keiser and Stefan Vogenauer, dealing with one of the following topics:
You will develop, coordinate, and pursue a doctoral project turning on one of the two topics mentioned above. You will publish your findings and actively participate in the research activities of the Institute under the guidance of Professors Keiser and Vogenauer.
You hold a first class or high upper second class degree, preferably in law, alternatively in a different branch of the humanities or social sciences. You are fully proficient in the English language and willing to learn German if necessary. French language skills are desirable.
Your CV should demonstrate your potential to pursue research at a very high international level. You are able to work independently and are committed to adopting interdisciplinary and comparative approaches.
We offer an attractive and international work environment with an unparalleled research infrastructure and a good working atmosphere. The payment is currently 2,721.84 euros per month (gross), which equals approximately 1,880.00 euros after taxes, depending on family circumstances, plus a special annual payment. The job is a full-time position (currently 39 hours per week). While you will be based in Frankfurt / Main, there are generous opportunities for mobile working (at present, up to 40 per cent per week). The position is a fixed-term appointment for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a further year in exceptional circumstances. There is no obligation or expectation to teach, although we encourage you to take up limited teaching assignments if you wish to do so.
You will have unlimited access to our world leading library and a multitude of databases. You will be provided with a workspace and will receive extensive academic and administrative support. There are generous grants for research trips to archives and libraries, as well as for attending conferences. A variety of personal and career development opportunities is available, including funding for German language classes.
We are located on Campus Westend, one of the most beautiful university campuses in Europe, right at the heart of the thriving and cosmopolitan city of Frankfurt, the center of finance, banking, and the legal professions of Europe’s biggest economy, with many law firms and job opportunities for lawyers.
The research program is conducted jointly between the Department “European and Comparative Legal History” and the Law Department of Justus Liebig University Gießen, where workspaces will be made available, you will participate in a working group on the history of fair wages, and where you will also be awarded the doctoral degree upon successful completion.
The Institute belongs to the Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 22 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its researchers, thus outperforming many of the most prestigious research institutions worldwide. The mission of the Max Planck Society is to conduct fundamental (i.e., non-applied) research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities at the highest possible level. Its 86 Institutes are scattered across Germany and beyond, and they focus on research fields that are particularly innovative and resource intensive.
The Institute is part of Max Planck Law, the network of ten Max Planck Institutes engaging in advanced legal research. The first of these was established in Berlin in 1924. Today, we cover a broad range of legal studies, from the anthropology of law to tax law, at eight different locations across Germany and Luxembourg.
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. The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
Your application should be written in either English or German and contain the following documents, joined together in a single PDF file:
Your application must be submitted online, by clicking the ‘Apply’ button by the closing date of March 15th, 2023.
Please provide your referees with all the documents that you submit for your application and ask them to send their references direct to email@example.com by the closing date of March 15th, 2023. References may only be submitted by e-mail. They do not have to be signed as long as they are e-mailed from the official mail address of the referee.
Strong applicants will be invited for an interview, probably during one of the weeks beginning May 15th, 2023.
Informal enquiries as to the substance of the research topics may be directed to Professors Thorsten Keiser (Thorsten.Keiser@recht.uni-giessen.de) or Stefan Vogenauer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions as to the terms and conditions of employment may be directed to Ms Anna Heym (email@example.com).
To learn more about working & living in Germany, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/germany
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