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Max Planck Research Group Leader (m/f/d)

March 8, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory in Frankfurt/Main is looking to recruit, from 1 October 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter, a Research Group Leader (m/f/d, W2 - Associate Professor Level) on the topic  "The Hidden Heritage of the European Union: the Legacy of the Law of the League of Nations”.

The following job offer can also be found on the Institute's website: https://www.lhlt.mpg.de/job-offers

Deadline: 24 April 2023

Your tasks
You will conceptualise the Research Group, build it up and coordinate it. Funding for establishing a Group of three to four PhD students is available. You will supervise the PhD theses of the members of the group. You will publish your findings and actively contribute to the research activities of the Institute.

Your profile
You have published an outstanding doctoral thesis in law, history or another relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences. You have published further in the field. You are fully proficient in the French and the English language. Good proficiency in the German language is desirable; you are at least willing to learn German if necessary.

Your CV should demonstrate your capacity to pursue research at the highest international level. You are able to adopt interdisciplinary approaches, work independently and efficiently, have excellent communication skills and the capacity to work in a team.

Our offer
We offer an attractive and international research environment with an unparalleled research infrastructure and a good working atmosphere. The salary is based on the German Civil Service scale (Besoldungsgruppe W2 Bundesbesoldungsgesetz). Depending on your qualification and relevant job experience, the annual salary before tax will be on a scale currently stretching from EUR 75.237,24 (W2 band 1) to EUR 84.088,80 (W2 band 3) for a full time position (41 hours per week), plus a family allowance, if applicable. While you will be based in Frankfurt/Main, there are generous opportunities for mobile working (at present, up to 40 per cent per month). There is no obligation or expectation to teach, although we encourage you to take up limited teaching assignments if you wish to do so.

You will have unlimited access to our world leading library and a multitude of databases. You will be provided with office space and will receive extensive academic and administrative support. There are generous grants for research trips to archives and libraries, as well as for attending conferences. A variety of personal and development opportunities is available, including funding for German language classes.

The funding period of the Research Group is restricted to five years. In the event of a positive evaluation it may be extended.

For details about the application see the Institute's website: https://www.lhlt.mpg.de/job-offers