University of Luxembourg

Doctoral researcher (PhD) in EU Public Law and/or Comparative Administrative Law

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The Department of Law of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a PhD candidate to conduct research in EU Public Law and/or Comparative Administrative Law.

Your Role...

The doctoral researcher will be working under the supervision of Professor Joana Mendes. The doctoral researcher’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of EU Public Paw and/or Comparative Administrative Law, the thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be jointly supervised with another university. The doctoral candidate will contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials, during part of the duration of the studies.

The doctoral researcher will benefit from being part of large research group comprising several PhDs and Postdoctoral Researchers working on related topics of EU law, constitutional law, administrative law and comparative public law. Being part of the Doctoral School in Law will allow the doctoral researcher to enhance his/her knowledge-base and experience, through doctoral training and insertion in the community of PhD researchers in law.


We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated interest in EU Public Law and/or Comparative Administrative Law.  Critical and theoretical approaches to law are particularly encouraged, but different approaches to legal research will be equally considered. In particular, the following requirements apply:

  • A Master’s Degree in EU Law or Public Law
  • Linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language, will be considered an advantage
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Befristeter Vertrag 36 Monat (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Stunden pro Woche
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL05664

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 38979 full time

 In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment
  • Personal workspace 
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning
  • The University is an equal opportunity employer

How to apply...

Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system and include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable
  • A research proposal (max. 2000 words), which includes a research question, its scientific background, a short indication of the research methodology, and a short bibliography
  • A transcript of concluded university studies
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Joana Mendes, email:

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 23/06/2023.

Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

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Doctoral researcher (PhD) in EU Public Law and/or Comparative Administrative Law
2, avenue de I'Universite Belvaux, Luxembourg
Application deadline
2023-06-23 23:59
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