WHAT Postdoctoral researcher in Legal History
WHEN January 2017-July 2019
WHERE Tilburg University, Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History
The Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History is seeking for a full-time postdoctoral researcher (30 months) who will be one of the main researchers in the project ‘Analyzing Coherence in Law Through Legal Scholarship’ (CLLS), funded by the European Research Council (ERC, ERC Starting Grant 2016). The project will start in January 2017 and will be finalized in 2021.
The project focuses on analyzing legal scholarship of the early modern period (c1500 – c 1800), concerning the theme of collateral rights (securities) and bankruptcy. The postdoctoral researcher will cooperate with the leader of the project, Dr. Dave De ruysscher, in establishing a methodology for tracing and assessing coherence in writings of legal authors.
The research context
The project is carried out within the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History. The Department combines research on public law, legal methodology, jurisprudence and legal history. Legal-historical research within the Department concerns a. o. the history of international law and global law history. For these themes the Department hosts several researchers and enjoys high reputation.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the CLLS-project’s research, its publications as well as its activities.
Candidates have recently completed a Ph.D. in law, preferably on a legal-historical topic. Candidates should be acquainted with, or be able to, demonstrate their interest in history and research methods (qualitative and⁄or quantitative). Acquaintance with historical research is a plus. Candidates are expected to combine good research skills with excellent networking and communicative skills, to have an entrepreneurial mindset, and to be creative regarding theoretical as well as methodological approaches. Candidates are expected to have demonstrable experience with both individual and teamwork research. Candidates have an excellent command of English, both written and spoken. They have reading proficiency in either French or German. A good command of Dutch, or willingness to learn Dutch, is an asset.