1 Postdoc Research Associate (MPI Rechtsgeschichte Frankfurt am Main)

1 Postdoc Research Associate (MPI Rechtsgeschichte Frankfurt am Main)

Max-Planck-Institut f. europ. Rechtsgeschichte
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Frankfurt am Main
From - Until
01.10.2015 - 30.09.2017
Sabrina Penczynski

We are a leading research institute in the field of European legal history. We are looking to recruit one Postdoctoral Research Associate from 1st October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter for two years (01.10.2015 – 30.09.2017) for the following research project in the department of Professor Thomas Duve: Legal History of Colonial Ibero-America in a Global Perspective

Your tasks
You will cooperate with the Institute’s director in a research project on early modern legal history of Spanish America (the so-called ‘Derecho indiano’) in a global perspective.

Your Profile
You hold a first class degree in law, the humanities or the social sciences and you produced an outstanding doctoral thesis or an equivalent portfolio of publications in a similar subject. You are especially interested in comparative legal history and global perspectives on legal history, with a regional expertise in the Spanish Empire. Your CV shows the potential to produce outstanding research at an internationally advanced level. You work independently, are fully proficient in the Spanish and English language and willing to learn German.

Our Offer
Activities in the position are varied and challenging. We offer an attractive and international work environment with an unparalleled research infrastructure and a good working atmosphere. The job is a full time position (currently 39 hours per week). It requires permanent present in Frankfurt. As a general rule, it may be shared. Payment and social benefits are based on the German Civil Service Collective Agreement (TVÖD). Depending on your qualification, the annual salary before tax will be on a scale from EUR 43,000 (E 13 band 1) to EUR 55,900 (E14 band 3). The position is a fixed-term appointment for two years.

The Max Planck Society strives to employ more persons with disabilities and explicitly encourages applications. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in underrepresented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by women.

Informal enquiries as to the substance of the research fields may be directed to Professor Thomas Duve (sekduve@rg.mpg.de).

Questions as to the terms and conditions of employment may be directed to Ms Sabrina Penczynski (jobs@rg.mpg.de).

Your application must be submitted online via the followed link by the closing date of 24th July 2015:

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