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12 2002 Labour Law

(Ref. ZAP-2015-164)

Occupation : Full-time
Place : Leuven
Apply no later than : March 10, 2017
There is a full-time academic vacancy in the Faculty of Law at KU Leuven in the area of labour law, in the framework of the Department of Labour Law and Social Security Law, and more precisely the Institute for Labour Law.

12 2002 Labour Law

The Faculty of Law has a strong national and international reputation in education, research and scientific service in the field of labour law and it aims for leadership in each of these activities at national, European and international level. The faculty's aim is to distinguish itself through the academic character of its initiatives with an emphasis on the societal role of the law, including labour law. This requires sufficient levels of abstraction and originality in research and education as well as attention to values. The technicality of legal rules and mechanisms is transcended by fostering awareness among students, researchers, and society at large, of the interdependence and dynamics of legal rules. In the field of labour law it implies an understanding of the interaction of different rules, principles and subfields (employment contract law, labour market regulation, collective labour law, enforcement law, ...), within a multi-tiered legal order (national, regional, European, international), within its intradisciplinarity (especially social security law, but also other parts of private and public law) and interdisciplinarity (industrial relations sciences, social policy sciences, economics, philosophy, ...) and its societal relevance. In this context, necessarily transcending pure descriptive work, the position requires academic education, research and service.

The vacancy is embedded, within the Faculty of Law, in the Institute for Labour Law, which is part of the Faculty's Research Unit for Labour Law and Social Security Law.

Duties

Research

  • The candidate operates in close cooperation with the members of the Institute for Labour Law, in performing excellent academic research in the framework of a nationally and internationally competitive research programme, and in promoting and developing the national and international cooperation of the Institute for Labour Law. 
  • The candidate is expected to take initiatives in order to attract research projects and (co-)supervise doctoral theses.  
  • The candidate is expected to submit a vision and line of research in the field of labour law that fits into the research programme and strategy of the Institute for Labour Law. 
  • Researchers of the department contribute to the broader knowledge field of social law and show an openness to the interrelation between the various subfields of social law.

Teaching

The candidate must ensure a high-quality level of education within the area of labour law and the broader field of social law, in the various educational programmes of the Faculty of Law and the university, including the broader framework of the KU Leuven association.

 

This education responds to the requirements of the high quality of our academic programmes in terms of level, orientation and academic depth. The candidate must contribute to the pedagogic project of the Faculty of Law and the KU Leuven as a whole. Commitment to quality is seen as self-evident.

 

Educational assignments imply both lecturing as well as the individual guidance of students, such as in the framework of the master thesis. These assignments are developed in close cooperation with the other members of the Institute for Labour Law, the Research Unit Labour Law and Social Security Law and the Faculty of Law.

 

The candidate is expected to contribute actively and as part of a team to the development of the educational programmes in these entities.

Service

The candidate will engage in activities of scientific and social services both within the context of the university as well as in the society at large. Thisi mplies a willingness to take on managerial and policy tasks within the Faculty and availability for service to governmental authorities, society and media.

Requirements

The candidate has obtained excellent study and research results and has a doctorate degree in law.


The candidate has research experience in the field of labour law or the broaderfield of social law, at national, and preferably international level. Research experience within the area of private law may also be taken into account.

 

The candidate has an excellent research background in order to be able to contribute to the quality and reputation of the Faculty of Law. His/her publications and/or other research results demonstrate originality, an indepth-level of abstraction and openness to intra- or interdisciplinary research, in addition to the capability to understand and clearly explain the technicality of law.

 

The candidate possesses excellent teaching skills, enabling him/her to contribute to the high quality of the Law Faculty and the research unit and the educational programmes to which he/she will contribute.

 

Candidates have the necessary skills to teach students from various disciplines in order to allow them to acquire legal knowledge and skills. Experience in academic teaching, with demonstrated didactical skills, is considered as a plus. Candidates with evaluation results of prior educational experience are invited to submit these in their file. 

 

The candidate should have the necessary social and professional skills to work and cooperate in a flexible way and in a team in the Institute for Labour Law, in the Research Unit for Labour Law and Social Security Law and in the Faculty of Law.

 

The candidate masters different languages at an excellent level. The administrative and educational language at KU Leuven is Dutch. If, at your appointment, you do not speak Dutch at all or do not speak it well, you are expected to master Dutch after a period of three years. KU Leuven will provide a training programme that must equip you to be able to teach in Dutch within three years. If your teaching assignment is entirely in a language other than Dutch, then it is expected that you have mastered the Dutch language to a level that will allow you to participate in the administrative meetings.

 

Proficiency in English is required.

 

The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable you to take part in administrative meetings.

Before teaching courses in Dutch or English, you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch respectively English to the required standard. 

 

Depending on your record and qualifications, you will be appointed to or tenured in one of the grades of the senior academic staff: assistant professor, associate professor, professor or full professor. In principle, junior researchers are appointed as assistant professor on the tenure track for a period of 5 years; after this period and a positive evaluation, they are permanently appointed (or tenured) as an associate professor.

Offer

We are offering employment in a dynamic and internationally oriented research environment.

 

The Institute for Labour Law is, together with the Research Unit for Labour Law and Social Security Law, embedded in the Faculty of Law and is part of prominent national and international academic and professional networks. The Institute's mission is to advance knowledge, of the highest quality, in the area of labour law through research and education, with a view to understanding society in the context of increasing europeanisation and internationalization.


The Institute also provides a wide national and international network, both within the academic world and within the legal world.

 

Depending on your record and qualifications, you will be appointed to or tenured in one of the grades of the senior academic staff: assistant professor, associate professor, professor or full professor.

Interested?

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Bernard Tilleman, tel.: +32 16 32 53 34, mail: bernard.tilleman@law.kuleuven.be.
For problems with online applying, please contact solliciteren@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than March 10, 2017 via the
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