UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

Professor in Legal History

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Location
Switzerland (CH)
Posted
19 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Thier (andreas.thier@uzh.ch). 

Details regarding the job requirements are available at http://www.ius.uzh.ch/de/faculty/news/jobs.html