Doctoral Fellowship in Constitutional Law, University of Luxembourg

Publish Date: Aug 18, 2015

Deadline: Sep 01, 2015

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is recruiting a

Doctoral candidate (PhD Student) in Constitutional Law (F/M)

  •  Ref: F2-070017 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  •  3-years fixed-term contract, renewable once (up to 4 years)
  •  Fulltime position, 40h/week.
  •  Earliest start date: October or November 2015 (to be determined)

S/he will be working in the Research Unit of Law (RUL) of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Luc Heuschling.

Your Role
  • The candidate’s main task will be to prepare, under the supervision of Professor Heuschling, a doctoral thesis in the field of constitutional law: Luxembourgish Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, History of constitutional thought and teaching, and/or Constitutional Theory. Anyone interested in the position should first contact Professor Heuschling by email ( for an informal exchange before writing or submitting her/his PhD project. The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be part of a jointly-supervised project with another university
  • The candidate will also contribute to teaching classes and tutorials.
  • S/he will also assist Professor Heuschling with his research and teaching activities.
Your Profile
  • Master’s degree, or equivalent, in law, showing the breadth and depth of her/his knowledge of Constitutional Law.
  • With regard to the chosen research topic, the candidate must have some basic knowledge in legal theory and/or comparative law science.
  • Her/his linguistic skills should be adapted to the chosen research topic and make her/him able to evolve in a multilingual environment. The thesis may be written in English, French, or German, according to the nature of the topic. The candidate must be fluent in that language.
We offer
  • Fully-funded position with a competitive salary, a personal budget for book acquisition, and travel opportunities for research abroad.
  • Regular personal exchanges with the supervisor and the members of the thesis committee, and a high quality research environment provided by the Doctoral School of Law.
  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment.
  • Personal work space at the University (a full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work on University premises).
  • Gender-friendly workplace
Further Information

Applications should be submitted in English, French, or German, and must include the following:

  • A substantive research proposal: a) depicting the state of the art on the proposed topic; b) underscoring the innovative features of the research project; and c) giving a brief outline of the research plan (covering the three year duration of the PhD). The applicant may submit a second, alternative research proposal, if s/he is hesitating between two topics
  • A motivation letter addressed to Professor Heuschling explaining the applicant’s interest in the University of Luxembourg and her/his career plan.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with a list of any publications, together with copies thereof, if applicable.
  • Transcripts of all university studies and of the last year of secondary school
  • If possible, one or more recommendation letters.

Applications must be submitted online before 01/09/2015.

Additionally, a paper version of the application must be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Luc Heuschling
Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
University of Luxembourg
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg


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