Research Associate * at the Institute for International and Comparative Public Law
Universität Münster, nstitute for International and Comparative Public Law

The Institute for International and Comparative Public Law of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is part of the SFB "Law and Literature" in the subproject "How and Why Do Courts Quote? Quotes and References in Judgments of the Federal Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Canada "under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Niels Petersen and PD Dr. Lars Korten to 1 January 2020, the position of one

scientific staff * in 
(salary group 13 TVL)

to occupy 65% of regular working hours. The position is limited until 30.06.2023. 

The Collaborative Research Center 1385> Law and Literature <is a DFG-funded research association for the legal and literary sciences. The sub-project> How and Why Do Courts Quote? <Examines judicial rulings of the Federal Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Canada both with respect to intertextual references to court decisions of other legal systems and to references to non-system literature.

The main task in the job is the writing of a monograph on the practice of citation in judicial judgments. This monograph can also be a qualifier in a doctoral procedure. In addition, the area of responsibility includes the evaluation of court judgments, participation in the subproject as well as in the working groups and forums of the SFB as well as cooperation in the conception of articles for an online encyclopedia. The opportunity for promotion is offered. 

The prerequisite for admission is a university degree with above-average results as well as a sound knowledge of law and an interest in research in the field of law and literature. It is also a prerequisite that the applicant (s) do not yet have a completed doctorate.

WWU Münster advocates gender equality and aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore explicitly welcome. Women are given preference for the same suitability, aptitude and professional performance, provided that no reasons prevail in the person of a competitor. Handicapped persons are preferentially employed with the same qualifications. 

Applications must be sent in electronic form (in a pdf file) with the usual documents (letter of motivation, CV, copy of school-leaving certificates and examinations) by 15.09.2019 to Ms Petra Fentner ( ) 

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