Accepting new Doctoral Students: The Adjudication of Social Rights

The Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich is now accepting applications for

Doctoral Students

in order to set up a research group in the field of Comparative Social Law

with focus on the ‘Adjudication of Social Rights’.

Candidates must be law graduates who have demonstrated academic excellence. The law degree of each candidate must comply with the doctoral admission requirements of the Law Faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU). Basic command of the German language is therefore required. Candidates should also express an explicit interest in social law. To conduct research in the area of comparative law, each candidate should possess a good command of the language(s) spoken in the country or countries upon which his or her research will focus.

We offer attractive working conditions in a modern, well-equipped institute with a global network. Our institute hosts the world’s largest social law library and is located in the immediate vicinity of LMU and the Bavarian State Library. Successful candidates will receive a scholarship or a contract to finance their doctoral research projects.

The positions are to be filled at the earliest possible date and for the duration of two years with the possibility of extending.

The Max Planck Society would like to increase the percentage of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly invited to apply. Preference will also be given to severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications.

For further information please contact Mrs Britta Drentwett or Mrs Verena Lackinger (+49/89/38602-511, or:

Please submit your application (including curriculum vitae, copies of your qualifications and references), quoting reference number 01-15, to:, and a copy to:

The deadline for applications is 15th March 2015.