funded PhD-positions, Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law of Augsburg University, Chair of Private Law, Business Law and Legal History (Prof. Dr. Phillip Hellwege), is inviting applications for a

 funded PhD-position

The position is part of the research project on ‘A Comparative History of Insurance Law in Europe’ funded by the European Research Council (ERC) (Grant Agreement 647 019). The position is open now and is offered with a starting date as soon as possible. The latest possible starting date is 1 March 2018. For the purpose of funding, the successful applicant will receive a position as research associate on a part time basis (50%); it will be a fixed-term appointment as research associate for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further half year.

The successful candidate will complete a doctoral thesis in the field of the history of insurance law. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to publish his findings and to participate in the research project. The position do not involve a teaching obligation.

The applicant should hold a first class degree in law (Master or four year Bachelor-degree). Experiences of working in the fields of legal history, comparative law or insurance law are desirable. Applicants should be able to work independently and should have good Italian language skills.

The remuneration may be according to salary group 13 TV-L.

Augsburg University seeks to increase the number of women in sciences and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Applicants with severe disabilities will be favoured when having substantially the same qualifications as applicants without severe disabilities.

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed CV, transcript, and a sample of writing (eg a seminar paper or a short publication). Applications may be send at any time, but not later than

 1 December 2017

Applications should be send to:

Prof. Dr. Phillip Hellwege

Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Wirtschaftsrecht und Rechtsgeschichte

Juristische Fakultät der Universität Augsburg

Universitätsstrasse 24

86159 Augsburg



Or via email to:

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Dr. Phillip Hellwege under the same email-address.