Doctoral researcher (PhD) in consumer law (DILLAN)

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

● Department of Law
● Department of Economics and Management
● Department of Finance
Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s leading international financial centre and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub at the heart of Europe.

In the context of the Doctoral Training Unit on DIgitaLisation Law And INnovation (DTU DILLAN) Professor Elise Poillot is opening one funded PhD position in consumer law. The doctoral candidate is expected to develop and work on a project relating to digitalization and consumer law. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the use of data by businesses, a new challenge for consumer law? Defining the category of consumers in the digital era. Co-regulation: a new way of approaching B2C relationships?

Your Role
● The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of Prof. Poillot 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.
What we expect from you
● Master’s degree in Law.
● The doctoral candidate must have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in English or French, and possibly a third language. A “C1 level” in French language is required as the PhD candidate will collaborate with the Clinique du droit, which operates in French.
● Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
● Excellent communication and team working skills are required.

We offer
● An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team focused on digitalization, computer science and law.
● Travel opportunities for training and learning.
● The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate’s experience and is an equal opportunity employer.
In Short…
● Contract Type: 36 months fixed-term contract (extendable up to 48 months if required)
● Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
● Location: Kirchberg
● Employee and student statusx
● Job Reference: UOL03541

How to apply
Applications should be submitted online 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 topic(s) advertised (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 French if those languages are not the mother tongue of the applicant.

We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 15 September 2021.

Apply here.

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