Postdoctoral Position at Passau

The Chair of Civil Law, German and European Legal History at the University of Passau in connection with the research project ReConFort, Reconsidering Constitutional Formation. Constitutional Communication by Drafting, Practice and Interpretation in 18th and 19th Century Europe seeks applications for a Postdoctoral fellow Jurist with specialization in the field of constitutional law, legal historian or historian with specialization in the field constitutional history (pay scale TV-L Entgeltgruppe 13 f) with 50% of the regular working time for immediate start. The employment is at first limited to two years. There is an option for an extension up February 2018.

The English position within an international team of scientists from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain focuses on the research of the British correspondences with the Spanish Cortes 1812. ReConFort is an ERC Advanced Grant dealing with the comparative constitutional history of the 19th century concentrating on the public discourse around historic constitutional assemblies. We expect the ability to work with historical sources (e.g. correspondences of MPs and member of the House of Lords, diplomatic sources). Concerning the research in various libraries and archives a high amount of mobility is required. An intended habilitation or other publication qualifying for an university career are welcome.

The employment is requiring a completed doctoral study (or equivalent) in the fields of history of law or humanities. Fluency in the English language is taken for granted. Language skill in the other ReConFort areas (Dutch, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish) will award to a surplus.

The University of Passau wishes to increase the proportion of its female staff and expressly encourages women to apply. Furthermore, the positions are suitable for candidates with disabilities, who will be given preference if the personal aptitudes and qualifications are equal.

To apply, please send your full application as a single pdf file to the Chair of Civil Law, German and European Legal History, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Müßig (E-Mail: until the 31st of July 2015.