The Chair for Public International Law and Constitutional Law at the University of Zurich offers two PhD positions (4 years; 0.6 FTE).
2 PhD Positions in Comparative Constitutional Law
We are looking for two outstanding PhD researchers interested to analyse the legal frameworks of direct-democratic instruments in various European states. One researcher should have a background in Italian law, the other in Hungarian law.
The selected candidates will contribute to the execution of the 5-year project “Popular Sovereignty vs. the Rule of Law? Defining the Limits of Direct Democracy” (LIDD). The project is funded by the European Research Council Consolidator Grant (ERC-2017-CoG 772160) and is led by Prof. Daniel Moeckli. LIDD aims to assess where the legal limits of direct democracy should be drawn and how compliance with these limits should be reviewed.
In particular, the successful candidates are expected to:
Applicants must have:
Employment terms and conditions
The appointment will be for 4 years, the starting date is 1 November 2018. The workload is 0.6 FTE. The University of Zurich offers excellent terms of employment. The starting gross annual salary is ca. EUR 68’000 pro rata (that is, ca. EUR 41’000 for a 60% appointment). Funding for research stays abroad and the attendance of conferences is available. We offer you an inspiring working environment within a young and motivated team and flexible working hours.
Information and application
Applications must include the following documents:
Applications must be submitted by 31 July 2018. Please send your application electronically to the following address: email@example.com
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