Full-time Research and Teaching Position in Law

Brussels, Belgium
12 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

The Perelman Centre is recruiting one full-time assistant in global law, comparative law, European law, legal theory or human rights. This is an interim contract of one year, with the possibility of a two-year term as an assistant, renewable twice.

Each mandate includes research assignments, teaching assignments and assignments related to the logistics of the Centre.

As part of his/her teaching assignments, the candidate will during their mandate deliver tutorials to a minimum of 5 groups of students, each 24 h/a. In 2023-2024, the tutorials relate to the courses:

- Introduction au droit (Profs Beno t Frydman and Isabelle Rorive);

- Possibly, another course contingent on the applicant s profile.

Each research assistant will have to assume their part of logistical and administrative tasks inherent to the life of a university research center. 

Research assignment consists in writing a PhD thesis project by the end of the academic year.

Their research subject will fall within one of the Perelman Centre's areas of research: global law and SMART law, comparative law, European law and comparative human rights law, history of ideas, interpretation and legal argumentation. 

The description of the research areas of the Centre and related publications are available online at: https://centreperelman.be/

As the primary goal of the position is to write a  a doctoral thesis, work will be equally split between teaching and research activities. The assistants list of duties may be regularly reviewed.

Main Research Field : Global Law, SMART Law, Comparative Law, Legal Philosophy, Human Rights 

Required educational level: 

Applicants must hold a Master s degree in law (120 ECTS) or any degree recognized as equivalent. They must also meet entry requirements for the PhD program. Additional training in social sciences (philosophy, economics, sociology, political science, management, etc.) will be considered an advantage. Particular attention will be given to applicants with international educational background, as well as to academic performance.

Applicants must be able to conduct individual research and take part in the work of a transdisciplinary team. Excellent command of French and English is required.

Required Languages :

French : Excellent 

English : Excellent 

Interested ?

Further information can be obtained from Mr Arnaud Van Waeyenberge President of the Perelman Centre (arnaud.van.waeyenberge@ulb.be), or from Mr Benoit Frydman (Director of the Perelman Centre ( benoit.frydman@ulb.be).

Applications must be sent by e-mail to the rectorate of the Universit Libre de Bruxelles (rectrice@ulb.be) and to the faculty deanship https://droitintra.ulb.ac.be/FormulaireCandidature.php

They must include the following :

  • a motivation letter
  • a Curriculum vitae including a list of publications :
  1. if you want you can complete a standard form via our website at https://www.ulb.be/fr/documents-officiels/completer-votre-cv-en-ligneOnce completed, it must be downloaded and attached to the application file.
  • a note on the applicant s PhD research project (4 pages)
  • two letters of reference

Equal opportunities policy

ULB's personnel management policy is geared towards diversity and equal opportunities.

We recruit candidates on the basis of their skills, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, origin, nationality, beliefs, disability, etc.

Would you like to be provided with reasonable accommodation in the selection procedure because of a disability, disorder, or illness?  Please contact Marie Botty, the person in charge of diversity aspects for the academic and scientific staff (marie.botty@ulb.be). Be assured of the confidentiality of this information.

More details on the ULB gender and diversity policy are available at https://www.ulb.be/en/about-ulb/gender-equality-at-ulb

You will find all the regulations relating to research careers on our site at http://www.ulb.ac.be/emploi/academique.html.

Reference : 2023/S089

Application deadline : 27 April 2023

Start date: 1 October 2023