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The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. 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
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The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems II (REMS-II) is opening 1 funded PhD position in Financial Market Law.
For information on this training programme see the link below
- The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of Pierre-Henri Conac (Max Planck Fellow and University of Luxembourg) with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Financial Market Law and more specifically on the topic of centralised and/or decentralised approach to supervisory convergence and/or EU securities law enforcement
- The doctoral candidate will publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.
- S/he shall contribute to the teaching of classes, if a such position is available, ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.
- S/he shall support Pierre-Henri Conac in his research.
- Master’s degree in Law with outstanding results; according to the academic grades already received, candidates must rank within the top 10 %.
- Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, further language skills are an advantage.
- The successful candidate should demonstrate a great interest and curiosity for fundamental research and have a high potential to develop excellence in academic 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.
- Acces to the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg Library.
- The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer.
- Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month - extendable up to 48 months if required
- Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
- Location: Kirchberg
- Employee and student student starus
- Job Reference: UOL03209
Applications should be submitted online and include:
- 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);
- 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.
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
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