The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg) and Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), intend to establish a
MAX PLANCK TANDEM GROUP IN TRANSFORMATIONS OF PUBLIC LAW
AT THE UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES – COLOMBIA
We are seeking candidates for the position of the Principal Investigator (PI) with the title of MAX PLANCK TANDEM GROUP LEADER (MPTGL). The candidate must hold a doctoral degree and be highly motivated to develop and carry out a competitive research program at an international level.
About the initiative:
Public law is rapidly changing – particularly in Latin America. We are seeking excellent candidates that map and critically assess structural transformations of public law, widely conceived, on both a comparative and an international basis. The selected candidate should develop innovative ways to connect research currently undertaken at the MPI for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg) and at the Law School of Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia).
Other than research, responsibilities include high-impact publications and the supervision of two doctoral students at Universidad de Los Andes, who will be fully funded by the initiative. There is no mandatory teaching load. Sustainable ties of collaboration will be developed between the Tandem Group, Universidad de Los Andes, other research institutes in Colombia and Latin America, and the MPI for Comparative Public Law and International Law.
The salary of the position is highly competitive according to local standards, and will be paid in Colombian pesos. Additional funds will be allocated for staff and supplies. The successful candidate will be appointed initially for 5 years with the possibility of a two-year extension following an outstanding independent external evaluation, and availability of resources.
The Tandem Group will be located at the Law School of Universidad de Los Andes, in Bogota (Colombia), and the successful candidate will be expected to reside in that city. The initiative will provide funding for at least one extended research visit per year of the Tandem Group to the MPI for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg)
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, list of publications, reprints of three selected papers, a two-page description of scientific achievements, a two-page research plan and two letters of recommendation should be sent electronically as one pdf file to: Ines Conde, Max Planck Liaison Office for Latin America, Buenos Aires, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is May 15th, 2016, at 11.59PM EST. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a selection symposium in Heidelberg, Germany, on June 24, 2016, at which they will have the opportunity to present their research.