Legal History Post K.U. Leuven
RESEARCH PROFESSOR IN MODERN LEGAL HISTORY (BOFZAP)
Last modification : Monday, June 7, 2021
- Is an excellent, internationally oriented researcher and develops a research programme at the forefront in the field of modern legal history since 1750 in an European, global and/or comparative perspective.
- Strengthens existing research lines and brings complementary and/or additionally new expertise by working closely with the members of the Research Unit for Roman Law and Legal History.
- Publishes at the highest scientific level in an international context.
- Develops an own research group.
- Supervises master students, PhD students and postdocs at a high international level.
- Aims to acquire competitive research funding from national and/or international agencies and submits effective research project proposals for this purpose.
- Establishes both within KU Leuven, national and international partnerships in the context of the research programme.
- Strives for excellence in research and provides a contribution to the international research reputation of Research Unit for Roman Law and Legal History, the Faculty of Law and KU Leuven.
- A doctoral degree and at least one degree that was awarded by a faculty of law. If the candidate has recently obtained the PhD, it is important that he/she supports the research and growth potential by referring to at least one top publication or by referring to promising research projects and articles in preparation.
- A strong research profile in the field and an indisputable research integrity.
- The quality of research is proven by international publications in renowned journals or with reputed academic publishing houses.
- International research experience is considered as an important advantage.
- Demonstrable qualities related to academic education. Teaching experience is a plus.
- Organizational skills, a cooperative attitude and leadership skills within a university context.
- Excellent proficiency of spoken and written English. The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. For candidates who do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable them to take part in administrative meetings. Before teaching courses in Dutch or English, candidates will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch resp. English to the required standard.
- We offer full-time employment in an intellectually challenging environment. KU Leuven is an research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research. Our university is highly inter- and multidisciplinary focused and strives for international excellence. In this regard, we actively collaborate with research partners in Belgium and abroad. We provide our students with an academic education that is based on high-quality scientific research.
- Depending on qualifications and academic experience, the candidate will be appointed to or tenured in one of the grades of the senior academic staff: assistant professor, associate professor, professor or full professor. Each of these grades implies ius promovendi. In principle, junior researchers are appointed as assistant professor on the tenure track for a period of 5 years; after this period and a positive evaluation, they are permanently appointed as an associate professor.
- You will work in Leuven, a historic and dynamic and vibrant city located in the heart of Belgium, within twenty minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam. The Law Faculty KU Leuven also has campuses in Kortrijk and Brussels and also provides education in Antwerp and Hasselt.
- KU Leuven is well set to welcome foreign professors and their family and provides practical support with regard to immigration and administration, housing, childcare, language teaching, partner career coaching, …
- In order to facilitate scientific onboarding and accelerate research in the first phase a starting grant of 100.000 euro is offered to new professors without substantial other funding and appointed for at least 50%.
Your blogger may add that Leuven is one of the most attractive University Towns in Northern Europe, close to Brussels and Brussels airport. It has a fine tradition in Legal History. The late Laurent Waelkens, one of the kindest men, led and developed an excellent team.