Reference : 2020/S148
Application deadline: 31/05/2020
Start date : 01/10/2020

Job Description

The Faculty of Law and Criminology of the ULB is recruiting a full-time research and teaching assistant. The qualified candidate will be in charge of teaching seminars linked to European law courses taught in the framework of the Bachelor or Master in Law, as well as within the LL.M in European Law.

He/she would be asked to contribute to the research conducted within the Centre for European law, by producing a PhD dissertation in Law under the supervision of one of the Centre’s professors. Capacities to conduct such research will be evaluated on the basis of the research project proposed, but also of past experiences and works (master thesis, training received, etc.).

The position is a temporary position with a first term of 2 years, that can be renewed maximum twice (for 2 other periods of 2 years). Since the objective of the position is to prepare and finalize a PhD, a balance will be set in the workload between teaching and research activities, and community services. The workload could be re-evaluated on a regular basis.

Skills required

Holder of a master’s degree in law (120 credits) and complying with the conditions to start a PhD.
In addition to the law degree, a specialization in European law as well as a very good command of English are essential. Specialization in human rights law, European criminal law, EU external relations law or European economic law is an asset. Particular attention will be paid to academic results as well as experience acquired in the field of research and university teaching.

The candidate must undertake to prepare and finalize a PhD in law and to participate in research carried out within one of the research areas of the Center for European Law.

  • The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (European asylum and immigration law, European criminal law),
  • The protection of human rights in Europe and in the world,
  • EU external relations law
  • European economic law and competition law

In addition to the doctoral thesis, his/her involvement in research activities will be demonstrated through various publications and participation in scientific activities (conferences, summer schools, etc.); participation in scientific activities set up within the Center for European Law (internal seminars, conferences in European Law) and its various research projects.

He / she will also be called upon to contribute to teaching activities (see below) and, in general, to assume the various tasks incumbent on members of the Faculty’s scientific staff (supervision of exams, presence in studies fairs and open days…).

Courses covered

The recruited candidate will be required to take on a certain number of educational tasks in European Law, whose content will be determined in concertation with the academic coordination in European Law and the coordination for the LL.M. in European law. These tasks may evolve over time.

The number of face-to-face teaching hours is determined by the Faculty of Law and Criminology at 120 hours, which corresponds to 5 groups of teaching seminars of 24 hours.

As a way of example, these tasks may include:

  • Seminar for the preparation of the master’s thesis (TFE) (TRAN-0618 Travail de Fin d’Etudes) within the framework of the MAS in European law
  • Supervision of internships in European law for students of the MAS in European law and the Master of Law (10 ECTS)
  • Supervision of MAS students in European law participating in the “European Law Moot Court”
  • Teaching seminars (travaux pratiques) relating to the classes in EU law and Economic law (third year of Bachelor in Law)

Interested in becoming a full-time research and teaching assistant?

For more information, please contact Ms Chloé Brière (+32 2 650 40 52 ).

Applications for the full-time research and teaching assistant post must be sent by e-mail to the rectorate of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and to the Faculty Deanship via this link.

They must include the following :

  • a motivation letter
  • a Curriculum vitae including a list of publications. You can complete a standard form via the ULB’s website. Once completed, it must be downloaded and attached to the application file.
  • a note on the applicant’s PhD research project (4 pages)
  • two letters of reference

By sending in their application, applicants acknowledge they have read and understood the additional information and the regulations relevant to research staff, available here.