The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems II (REMS-II) is opening 8 funded PhD positions in law.
8 DOCTORAL CANDIDATES (PHD STUDENTS) IN LAW (M/F):
- Ref: DTU REMS II – PRIDE (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 Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems II (REMS-II)
The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-Level Regulatory Systems II (REMS II) is a joint research programme of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law (MPI Luxembourg). DTU-REMS-II follows up the first DTU research programme on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems running at the University of Luxembourg since 2017 (more information on the first programme can be found here).
Multi-level regulatory systems are a key feature of post-modern societies. They are characterised by the interdependence between public and private actors cutting across a variety of governance levels; and by substantive specialisation, which determines different modes of multi-level interactions, adjusted to the regulatory needs of each policy field. Enforcement ensures conformity between behaviour and legal rules and is key for both the credibility and effectiveness of multi-level regulatory regimes and for their legitimacy. Despite its importance, enforcement has received relatively limited academic attention. Existing studies, fall short of comprehensively assessing the complex patterns of interaction that cut across international, European and domestic governance levels.
The research programme is supported by an inter-disciplinary doctoral training programme covering economics and law, based on seminars and collaborative research-based activities dedicated to topics tailored to the research programme.
- The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of a professor with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Law.
- 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.
- Master’s degree in Law; a multidisciplinary background in Law and in Economics is an advantage.
- 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.
- Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
- Excellent communication and team working skills are required.
- Fully-funded 4-year position.
- An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team focused on enforcement in multi-level regulatory systems.
- 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 15 September 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 the project description and to one of the issue areas of the call (2000 words-long, containing an explanation of the topic, its scientific background and why the applicant considers it to be important; a research question and the specific aim of the research proposal; methodology; timeline for completion, and a short bibliography);
- 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.
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.