2 PhD Positions at the Leuven Chair of Empirical Jurisprudence

imgresERC-funded project on EU judicial politics – EUTHORITY
2 PhD Positions at the Leuven Chair of Empirical Jurisprudence

We are inviting applications for two PhD positions at the Leuven Chair of Empirical Jurisprudence. The two positions relate to the EUTHORITY Project. Supported by a large ERC grant, the Project investigates patterns of conflict and cooperation between domestic and supranational courts in the European Union using empirical and quantitative methods. The Leuven Chair of Empirical Jurisprudence pursues a multidisciplinary research programme, and we welcome applicants with a background in economics, political science, sociology or a neighbouring discipline. Candidates must possess:

  • A solid background in empirical research, including data collection, survey research and statistical modelling (factor analysis, regression, panel data…), as well as familiarity with standard statistical software packages (R, STATA…). Candidates with more limited knowledge of quantitative methods will be expected to undergo further training upon joining the doctoral programme.
  • An excellent command of English. Knowledge of other languages, particularly Greek, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Estonian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Romanian, or Croatian, is an asset.
  •  The ability to work in an international and multidisciplinary research environment.
  • Basic knowledge of European integration and EU institutions. While not essential, prior knowledge of EU judicial politics or EU law is a plus.

We offer:
Excellent working conditions.
Training in methodology and statistics.
Support for conference travel and publication in international journals.
Competitive compensation package.

Interested candidates should submit: (a) a résumé with the names and contact details of at least two references, (b) full transcript of academic achievements and (c) a cover letter. All application materials should be sent to Prof. Arthur Dyevre: arthur.dyevre[at]law.kuleuven.be
Deadline for application: 31 May, 2015.

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