Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Law and Criminology
Associate academic staff - doctoral research project - history of bankruptcy law and practices (19th c. Belgium)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
The candidate will conduct research within the framework of the FWO-funded research project “Bringing creditors to the negotiating table. Reconsidering the law on indebtedness and economic failure in early nineteenth-century Belgium (1808-1850)”. The project purports to analyse the negotiation strategies between failed/insolvent traders and their creditors, on the basis of archives of the commercial courts, and this for three locations. The methods are legal-historical and economic-historical. The candidate will write a PhD, will publish results of the research and will participate in the research activities of the research group CORE (www.vub.ac.be/CORE) and of the international network attached to that research group. The candidate will also perform a number of administrative, coordinating and supporting tasks.
- The candidate has a degree in law, with excellent scores, and is interested in legal history and scientific research. Also candidates with a degree in economy and/or history, with excellent results, are eligible if they have studied (economic or commercial) law. Those having a master degree in economy and/or law, are eligible if they are familiar with historical methodology, or if they are prepared to acquire this expertise.
- The candidate masters French (which is the language of the source materials) and English.
- The candidate is punctual, dynamic and can work in group as well as alone. The candidate is willing to travel abroad (for conferences, stays, …).
- The candidate is expected to endorse the educational vision of the university (full text available on the university website: www.vub.ac.be).
- Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.
Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalization cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.
More information is available at www.vub.ac.be under the heading ‘future employees’.
- Planned starting date: 01/10/2014
- Length of contract: Four years (two years, one time renewable)
- Deadline for application: 31/07/2014
Contact dr. D. De Ruysscher on +32 (0) 2 629 26 3 or via firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be sent to this emailadress or can be submitted via http://vub.talentfinder.be/en/vacature/11305/rc-2014-015--associate-academic-staff--scientific-staff--100--legal-history-economic-history/.
|Primary Category:||Law and Legal History
|Secondary Categories:||Economic History / Studies