The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History is a leading research institute in the field of European legal history. We are looking to recruit up to five Postdoctoral Research Associates (m/f) from 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter for the following research fields in the department of Professor Stefan Vogenauer:
- Legal Transfer in the Common Law World
- Legal History of the European Union
You will develop, coordinate and pursue an independent project in one of the two research fields. Your research will explore
- the development of rules, principles, doctrines and institutions of English law outside England, for example in selected jurisdictions of the British Empire; or
- the legal history of selected areas of EU law, particularly in their interaction with the legal systems of the member states.
You will publish your findings and actively participate in the research activities of the Institute under the guidance of Professor Vogenauer.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with severe disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such persons. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Your application must be submitted via our online application website by the closing date of 12 June 2015. You will be asked to submit the following documents:
- Personal Statement:
(1) Cover letter with reference to your research proposal and an explanation as to how your profile matches the selection criteria and (2) names and addresses (postal and electronic) of three scholars who have agreed to provide a reference for you
(1) Detailed CV and (2) a list of publications
- Other Documents:
(1) Research proposal (up to five pages), (2) transcripts and (3) two of your publications of some 20 pages length each (journal articles, book chapters etc)
Please provide your referees with all the documents that you submit for your application and ask them to send their references direct to email@example.com by the closing date of 12 June 2015. References may only be submitted by email. They do not have to be signed as long as they are emailed from the official mail address of the referee. Strong applicants will be invited for an interview.
Informal enquiries as to the substance of the research fields may be directed to Professor Stefan Vogenauer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions as to the terms and conditions of employment may be directed to Ms Sabrina Penczynski (email@example.com).