Doctoral Candidate in International and European Law, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Publish Date: Jan 16, 2016

Deadline: Feb 05, 2016

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for

1 Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in International and European Law (M/F) with the specialisation in space law and the law of satellite communication.

  • Ref: F2-060006 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  • 14 months fixed-term contract, (renewable up to a total of 36 months maximum)
  • Student and employee status


  • The doctoral candidate will be working within the Research Unit of Law
  • The doctoral candidate is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of space law and the law of space communication. Particular interest in the ITU and/or European Framework for Electronic Communications would be an asset
  • The candidate’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of space law and/ or the law of space communication, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Mahulena Hofmann (SES Chair in Space, SatCom and Media Law). The thesis has to be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be part of a joint supervision with another university
  • In the course of the contract, the candidate shall use the best efforts to obtain a third-party financing (e.g. FNR) for the doctoral studies
  • In the framework of the contribution to research projects in the area of space law and the law of space communication, the candidate shall assist in editing the publications issued by the Chair and participate in the organisation of research workshops
  • She/he will also contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials (e.g. moot court)

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Mahulena Hofmann,, or Andreas Loukakis, Email

Your Profile
  • Master’s degree in law
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in English; good understanding of French and possibly a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage
We offer
  • Personal work space at the University (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises)
  • Competitive compensation
Further Information

Applications should be submitted online in English before February 5,2016 and must include the following:

  •  A motivation letter
  •  A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable
  •  A transcript of concluded university studies
  •  The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee.
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing date: 5 February 2016

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