Job Offer at the University of Bayreuth


by Professor Dr Robert Magnus

The chair of civil law III at the Faculty of law and economics of the University of Bayreuth offers a position as a

Doctoral researcher / PhD Student (m/w/d)

which should be filled as soon as possible. The position is limited for a period of two years and is preferably granted for the purpose of preparing a doctoral thesis. The position is part-time (50 % of regular working hours) with the salary and the benefits of a public service position in the state of Bayern, Germany (TV-L E13, 50 %).

The Doctoral researcher will be working in the department of law. His main task will be to assist the research projects of his supervisor in the area of civil law, civil procedural law, arbitration law, conflict-of-laws and comparative law. The position includes the possibility to prepare a doctoral thesis. Applicants should fulfill the requirements to prepare a doctoral thesis under the doctoral degree regulation of the University of Bayreuth. It is expected that the first state examination is accomplished at least with the grade “vollbefriedigend”. The position additionally requires the Applicant to be proficient in German.

Furthermore, the Applicant should be interested in the areas of expertise of the supervisor; preferably there is already knowledge in these fields. Desirable are good skills in English and IT-expertise.

Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. The advertising chair of civil law as well as the University of Bayreuth are interested in increasing the quota of women; therefore, we strongly encourage female candidates to apply.

Please send your application with the usual documents (especially CV, Abitur certificate, transcript of records, State Examination certificate(s) via email (preferably in a pdf file) to Ms. Birgit Müller, chair of civil law III at the Faculty of Law and economics, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Tel.: +49 (0)921 – 55-6071, E-Mail: