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Professorship (f/m) in Legal History
Published(206 days ago)
Deadline for applications(158 days ago)
Universität ZürichZürich (Schweiz)
Faculty of Law
The University of Zurich invites applications for the position of
Professor in Legal History
(Succession Prof. Marcel Senn)
starting fall term 2019 (1 August 2019).
The holder of the professorship will represent the academic discipline of Legal History (broadly conceived). The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of high quality teaching on undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, and to engage in world-leading and internationally recognised research. A published research record of international
distinction within the field of legal history is required. This will be demonstrated by an
outstanding doctoral thesis and a habilitation thesis or equivalent research publications. Ideally, the research focus should be on early modern and/or modern European Legal History, with possible topics including Swiss, comparative or global legal history. Scholarly experience in a doctrinal legal discipline is not strictly required but highly appreciated. For applicants without a background in Swiss Law, a willingness to become familiar with it is expected.
The successful candidate will be expected to be an active contributor to the wider academic community through journal editorships, appointments to research councils and other public bodies, leadership of professional organisations, and fostering links with institutions beyond higher education. Depending on the candidate‘s qualification aa full or extraordinary
professorship could be awarded. For candidates who are still engaged in a habilitation
project, an appointment as assistant professor with tenure track cis an option. the University of Zurich explicitly invites duly qualified junior researchers to submit their application.
As the University of Zurich aims to increase the percentage of women working in teaching and research positions, duly qualified women are encouraged to apply. Applicants whose native language is not German must be willing to familiarize themselves with the German language.
Applications should include a CV, a list of publications and presentations as well as a teaching portfolio to be sent by regular mail to the following address: University of Zurich, Faculty of Law, Dean‘s Office, Rämistrasse 74/2, CH-8001 Zurich
The closing date for applications is March 14th, 2018. Submission of publications and research papers may be requested at a later stage.