Research and Development Specialist in Criminal and legal theory

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Jul 2023

19 May 2023
Job Information

University of Luxembourg

Human Resources
Research Field

Juridical sciences » Criminal law
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

1 Jul 2023 - 10:41 (Europe/Luxembourg)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The Department of Law of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for Research and Development specialist to conduct research in the fields of criminal and legal theory.

The Research and Development specialist will be working under the supervision of Professor Johan van der Walt and colleagues working with him in the fields of criminal law and legal theory.

Your Role...
  • Conduct research on different topics within the areas of criminal law and legal theory and the interdisciplinary intersection between these fields;
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications, workshops and conferences (organize workshops, seminars and conferences; edit the publication of the research results);
  • Offer research assistance and coordinate young researchers working in the same field;
  • Participate in the preparation of research proposals within the research fields specified above.


We are looking for a candidate with a Masters-degree in Law, preferably with a specialization in criminal law and/or legal theory.

We will in particular be searching for a candidate with the following professional and personal profile:

  • Broad intellectual curiosity and self-motivation;
  • Proven ability to work individually as well as part of a team;
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

In Short...
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Internal Title: Research and development specialist
  • Job Reference: UOL05759

In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment
  • Personal workspace 
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by June 30th 2023.

Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

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For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Van der Walt, email:

Research Field
Juridical sciences » Criminal law
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

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Grand Duché de Luxembourg


2, avenue de l'Université
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