Call for Applications! for PhD position in EU Law and Natural Disasters UCLouvain (Saint-Louis Brussels campus)!

Call for Applications! for PhD position in EU Law and Natural Disasters UCLouvain (Saint-Louis Brussels campus)!

Job description

The candidate is expected to prepare a proposal and to conduct research in an area closely related to the research project described below. The PhD position is funded by the FSR Seedfund 2024. Funding is available for an initial period of two years, renewable for two more years and corresponds to a doctoral tax-free grant, including social security contributions. The candidate is expected to apply for F.R.S.-FNRS funding under the guidance of the project supervisor. The candidate will work under the supervision of Teresa Cabrita, Assistant Professor of EU Law at UCLouvain Saint-Louis Brussels, and will be part of the UCLouvain Saint-Louis doctoral training programme.


We are looking for a candidate that fulfils the following requirements:

• Hold a Master degree in EU law, European Studies, environmental law or a related field. Students currently in the last year of their Master programme are encouraged to apply, provided they obtain their Master degree by 1 October 2024,

• Demonstrated research interest in EU constitutional law, EU emergency/disaster law, EU environmental law, EU fundamental rights or EU external relations law,

• Strong command of the English language, both written and oral. A working knowledge of French is desirable,

• Experience in academic research (Master thesis, research papers, research assistance, academic publications, etc.),

• A curious, motivated, pro-active and critical-thinking mindset, and the ability to carry out research independently,

• A strong sense of academic community and a willingness to actively contribute to the activities of the IEE and the IRIS-L, • A willingness to carry out empirical work (such as semi-structured interviews), to participate in research stays abroad, and to attend national and international conferences and related research events,

• A willingness to provide support to teaching, to a limited extent.

Application process and deadline

Applications should be sent in a single pdf file and must include:

1. A letter of motivation (max 2 pages) explaining your research interests and how your profile fits the research project,

2. A full CV (including your academic qualifications, relevant courses taken and, where applicable, a list of publications and/or conference presentations),

3. The contact details of two academic referees,

4. A writing sample, such as a Master thesis or comparable essay (max 15 pages), and

5. A one-page (max 500 words) description of how you would approach this project and how you would conduct your research during the period of 4 years (which aspects of the topic do you find particularly interesting and how does your academic background help you address these aspects?).

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] by no later than 14 July 2024 (23h59).

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