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up to one Doctoral Studentfrom 1 July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter for the following research field in the Department I of Professor Stefan Vogenauer: Legal Transfer in the Common Law World Your tasks
You will develop, co-ordinate and pursue a doctoral project in the research field. Your doctoral thesis will turn on the development of rules, principles, doctrines and institutions of English law outside England, for example in selected jurisdictions of the British Empire.
You hold a first class or high upper second class degree, preferably in law, alternatively in a different branch of the humanities or social sciences. You work independently, are fully proficient in the English language and willing to learn German if necessary. Our offer
We offer an attractive and international work environment with an unparalleled research infrastructure and a good working atmosphere. Payment and social benefits are based on the German Civil Service Collective Agreement (TVÖD). The annual salary before tax will amount to EUR 29,950 (EG13 band 1, 65%). The job is a full time position (currently 39 hours per week). The position is a fixed-term appointment for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a further year in exceptional circumstances. We are located on one of the most beautiful university campuses in Europe, right at the heart of the thriving and cosmopolitan city of Frankfurt, the centre of finance, banking and the legal professions of Europe’s biggest economy. The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. 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. Application procedure
Your application should be written in either English or German and contain the following documents: Personal Statement:
Cover letter with reference to your research proposal and an explanation as to how your profile matches the selection criteria Names and addresses (postal and electronic) of two scholars who have agreed to provide a reference for you CV:
List of publications Other Documents:
Research proposal (up to five pages)
A sample of writing of some 20 pages length (seminar paper, journal article, book chapter etc) Transcripts