Gepubliceerd op 10-07-2014

Vacature: Associate researcher – FWO funded research project on bankruptcy history, VUB

The candidate will conduct research within the framework of the FWO-funded research project “Bringing creditors to the negotiating table. Reconsidering the law on indebtedness and economic failure in early nineteenth-century Belgium (1808-1850)”. The project purports to analyse the negotiation strategies between failed/insolvent traders and their creditors, on the basis of archives of the commercial courts, and this for three locations. The methods are legal-historical and economic-historical. The candidate will write a PhD, will publish results of the research and will participate in the research activities of the research group CORE and of the international network attached to that research group. The candidate will also performs a number of administrative, coordinating and supporting tasks.

  • The candidate has a master degree in law, with excellent scores, and is interested in legal history and scientific research. Also candidates with a master degree in economy and/or history, with excellent results, are eligible if they have studied (economic or commercial) law. Those having a master degree in economy and/or law, are eligible if they are familiar with historical methodology, or when they are prepared to acquire this expertise.
  • The candidate masters French (which is the langue of the source materials) and English.
  • The candidate is punctual, dynamic and can work in group as well as alone. The candidate is willing to travel abroad (for conferences, stays, …).
  • The candidate is expected to endorse the educational vision of the university (full text available on the university website).

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more details, see here.

Deadline for application: 31/07/2014

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