Job Vacancy: Researcher in Foreign and/or Private International Law


Professor Matthias Lehmann, Director of the Institute for Private International and Comparative Law, University of Bonn, University of Bonn, Germany, is looking for one highly skilled and motivated PhD candidate and fellow (Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in) on a part-time basis (50%). The earliest starting date is 1 October 2019.

The successful candidate holds a first law degree, preferably from a jurisdiction outside of Germany. She or he is acquainted in the comparative and international dimensions of private law, and ideally also interested in questions of financial law, in particular the new problems raised by cryptocurrencies. An excellent command of English and a basic knowledge of German are required. Knowledge of another language as well as good IT skills are additional factors that may be taken into consideration.

The fellow will be given the opportunity to conduct his/her PhD project or post-doc project according to the Faculty’s regulations. The position is paid according to the German public salary scale E-13 TV-L, 50% (about 1300 Euro net per month). There will be an opportunity to increase the position and salary to 75% as of April 1, 2020 should the candidate wish to do so. The initial contract period is up to three years, with the option to have a shorter period or to renew it, according to the wishes of the candidate. Responsibilities include independent teaching obligations (2 hours per week during the semester in a subject of choice of the candidate) as supporting Professor Lehmann in his research and teaching.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter in English; CV; and relevant documents and certificates, notably university transcripts and a copy of law degree) to by July 22, 2019. The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer.