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The Faculty of Law and the Research Unit for Roman Law and Legal History invite applications for a fulltime position as a member of the Senior Academic Staff in the field of history of public law. The assignment consists of teaching in an academic context, scientific research and additional duties of an academic nature, along with those to the wider society.
The assignment is comprised of research into legal history, with an emphasis on the history of public law. The candidate can prove his interest in constitutional law and the construction of societies, criminal law, procedural law, international law or human rights. Preferably, the candidate should be adept in the comparative study of historical law, have a view on the Europeanisation of legal scholarship and see legal history as an integral part of legal thought.
The candidate will be expected to conduct research at an international level in an independent manner. Part of his/her assignment will be to develop – in cooperation with other members of the research unit – an international and competitive research programme, and to strive for excellent scientific results. The supervision of PhD’s will also be part of his/her range of duties. The candidate is expected to add a proposal for a medium-term research programme to his/her application file.
It is expected of the candidate that his/her teaching meet the requirements concerning the standard, orientation and academic character demanded of academic programmes of study. The commitment of the candidate to the quality of the academic programmes as a whole, is considered self-evident. Teaching assignments will include the education of large numbers of students. The candidate may be required to teach at the campuses of Leuven, Kortrijk and Brussels. Furthermore, he/she will organize seminars for smaller groups, will provide the individual supervision of master’s theses and will allot ample time to the education of PhD students.
It is expected of the candidate that he/she be willing to contribute to the services the university provides to the community, and that he/she should also be willing, in the long term, to accept policy functions at the faculty. The candidate will also be at the disposal of the government, the society and the press for the provision of scientific services and information.
The candidate must hold a doctoral degree and at least one degree that was awarded by a faculty of law. The candidate must be an international leading scholar in his field. His/her list of publications must also show a commitment to international research in the field of legal history. A thorough perspective on and the capacity to acquire external funding is a plus. Preferably, he/she should have experience with teaching in an academic context and possess demonstrable didactic skills. Moreover, he/she must have mastered the techniques necessary to test the knowledge and skills of large groups.
Broad experience in education and research is a clear asset, whereby the complementarity with there search group is to be taken into account.
Proficiency in English is required.
The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable you to take part in administrative meetings. Before teaching courses in Dutch or English, you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch, respectively English, to the required standard.
The candidate has to be prepared to acquaint himself/herself with new legal topics if necessary. The candidate also needs to have the social and executive skills that are necessary to work amicably and flexibly in the teams within the faculty, the research unit and the research group.
We can offer you a dynamic and international research environment. The Research Unit for Roman Law and Legal History is part of the Faculty of Law. The Faculty has a large national and international network,which is comprised of both academics and legal professionals, at its disposal. The appointment will be made at one of the levels of the autonomous academic staff system (a tenured track with an evaluation after five years at the levels of assistant professor, associate professor or professor), depending on your qualifications.
KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity.
KU Leuven is well set to welcome foreign professors and their family and provides practical support with regard to immigration & administration, housing, childcare, learning Dutch, partner career coaching, … To facilitate scientific onboarding and accelerate research in the first phase a starting grant of 100.000 euro is offered to new professors without substantial other funding, appointed for at least 50%.
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You can apply for this job no later than March 28, 2019 via the online application tool
KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.
(source: Standen en Landen)