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Research assistant position vacant – „ pan-European general principles of good administration, Council of Europe and its Member States”

The Chair for Public Law, German and European Administrative Law, of the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stelkens)

announces a vacant full-time position as

Research Assistant m/f/d (Praedoc/Postdoc)

(salary group 13/14 TV-L) to work on the research project

The development of pan-European general principles of good administration by the Council of Europe and their impact on the administrative law of its Member States


funded by the German Research Foundation for two years. The position is initially limited to two years, according to the conditions of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG). The desirable start is from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Your tasks will primarily include conducting independent law research related to the said project, including preparation of publications for international legal journals, in close cooperation with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stelkens. Besides, you are expected to manage a solid network of European legal scholars, contribute to and organize international workshops and take part in international conferences.


  • Outstanding degree in law from one of the member states of the Council of Europe
  • Interest in European public law
  • Willingness to develop an academic career
  • Excellent English skills (spoken and written)
  • Good organizational and communication skills


  • International experience
  • Willingness to take part in international conferences in Germany and abroad
  • Knowledge of German and French

Disabled applicants with adequate qualification will be preferentially considered.

The German University of Administrative Sciences aims to increase the number of women in the academic sector. Accordingly, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please contact Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stelkens, phone: 0049 (0)6232/654-365, email: for more detailed information. Application documents, including motivation letter, CV and copies of certificates, should be sent to the following email address: (in one PDF document) by 20 July 2019 at the latest. Applications are reviewed before end of the deadline, therefore early applications are encouraged. Please mention the code number 1619.



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