30 June 2015

JOB: Two Ph.D.-positions at Augsburg (Prof. dr. Philip HELLWEGE, ERC-project "comparative history of insurance law in Europe"; DEADLINE 1 AUGUST 2015

(image the Peace of Augsburg, 1555; source: Wikimedia Commons)

The University of Augsburg (Germany) invites all interest candidates to apply for two part-time positions as Ph.D.-Researcher on the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant "A Comparative History of Insurance Law in Europe".


The positions are part of the research project on ‘A Comparative History of Insurance Law in Europe’ funded by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator Grant). The positions are offered with a start date on 1 September 2015 and they are fixed-term appointments for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further half year.   Successful candidates will complete a doctoral thesis in the field of the history of insurance law. Furthermore, successful candidates are expected to publish their findings and to participate in the research project. The positions do not involve a teaching obligation.

Applicants should hold a first class degree in law (Master or four year Bachelor-degree). Experiences of working in the fields of legal history or comparative law are desirable. Applicants should be able to work independently and should have knowledge of the German and/or the French language.
The remuneration may be according to salary group 13 TV-L.
Augsburg University seeks to increase the number of women in sciences and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Applicants with severe disabilities will be favoured when having substantially the same qualifications as applicants without severe disabilities.

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed CV, transcript, and a sample of writing (eg a seminar paper or a short publication). Closing date for receipt of application is 1 August 2015

Prof. Dr. Phillip Hellwege
Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Wirtschaftsrecht und Rechtsgeschichte
Juristische Fakultät der Universität Augsburg
Universitätsstrasse 24
86159 Augsburg

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