Postdoctoral researcher in Criminal Law and Legal Theory

Postdoctoral researcher in Criminal Law and Legal Theory
Region: Luxembourg (country)
Required experience: None
Environment: Academic
Ref: UOL06549
Contract: Temporary position (Full-time)

Company description

If you choose to study or do your research at the University of Luxembourg, you will be part of a young and dynamic institution seeking growth, to which you, as a student, researcher or lecturer, can contribute, and actively participate in its development process. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the heart of Europe, a multilingual country and headquarters of many European institutions and businesses, offers a particularly interesting setting. Therefore, the University of Luxembourg resolutely seeks an international, multilingual vocation and founds privileged partnerships . Since August 12th 2003, the university offers Bachelor and Master Degrees, and Doctorates in line with the Bologna agreement as well as other specific courses . Research focuses on certain priori…

The Department of Law of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in Criminal Law and Legal Theory.

Your Role...

The postdoctoral researcher will be working under the supervision of Professor Johan van der Walt. In particular, the Postdoctoral Researcher will be active in

  • Joint research projects with the colleagues in the research area of criminal law and research theory
  • Publication of articles in scientific reviews and contributions to conferences
  • Assisting with teaching activities, one to three hours a week and contribute to tutoring students


We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure or General Legal Theory. Applications from PhD candidates who will have started their final year of doctoral studies before that date may be considered.

In particular, the following requirements apply

  • Proven ability to autonomously conduct research at a post-doctoral level
  • Good IT skills
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

How to apply...

Applications should include

  • Motivation letter
  • Copy of the PhD diploma or a letter indicating the expected defense date
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography of published works
  • Copy of a publication
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee

We encourage early application.

Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

General information

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract, beginning as soon as possible and ending December 2025
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Weicker Building
  • Internal Title: Postdoctoral researcher
  • Job Reference: UOL06549

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 83099 (full time)

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Johan van der Walt, email:

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