1121 - Intellectual property law (0,5 EFT)


The Université catholique de Louvain is looking for a half time (50%) specialist in

Intellectual property law

The successful candidate will carry out research mainly in the field of intellectual property law.
The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the abovementioned field within one or more degree programmes organised by the Faculty of Law and Criminology.

The candidate should demonstrate the capacity to conduct teaching in the area of intellectual property law. In addition, he/she may be called upon to take on teaching assignments in general, not only within the Faculty of Law and Criminology, but also in other faculties. Therefore, the candidate is expected to display a high degree of teaching ability and show professional practice in relation to the field. Candidates are expressly invited to elaborate upon their experiences and teaching ability.

The candidate must be able to develop a research project in the field of intellectual property rights. This project will entail an interdisciplinary analysis of law in the context o property rights. It will be expected to touch upon national, European and international law. Belonging to a national and international network would be desirable.

Research projects showing a willingness to broach economic analysis, information technology, transfer of technologies, the issues at stake regarding the international harmonisation of intellectual property rights and the protection of fundamental rights will be an asset. Furthermore, any such work is expected to be suitable for international and interdisciplinary collaborations.

The candidate will also assume duties of general interest to the faculty, particularly in relation to the operation of teaching programmes, management of faculty bodies, the representation of the faculty in both scientific and professional contexts, participation in university structures, supervision of scientific staff, the organisation of training or the research of external resources. The candidate will also seek to develop projects of potential interest to practitioners.

Additional information :

Prof. Marc Fallon, Dean DRT – doyen-drt@uclouvain.be - Tel : +32(0)10 47 86 05 - secr. : +32(0)10 47 88 51
Prof. Paul Nihoul, President JURI – paul.nihoul@uclouvain.be - Tel : +32(0)10 47 85 56 – secr. : +32 (0) 10 47 47 66 or 47 85 31

Vacancy reference :   1121 / DRT 035B / JURI / 2013  (to be quoted in any correspondence)

Localisation :
Sector : Human Sciences (SSH)
Faculty : Law and criminology (DRT)
Institute : Institute for interdisciplinary research in legal sciences (JUR-I) 

How to apply ?
Composition of the application file

General conditions

Tasks :  The applicant will :

  • be responsible for teaching courses at the three study levels (i.e. undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
  • supervise the final diploma work (i.e. master thesis) of graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
  • be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
  • raise the international research and teaching profile of the university;
  • participate in research projects in the field of development cooperation (if this fits the post description).

Qualifications :  The applicant will have :

  • a PhD degree in law or legal sciences, or equivalent qualifications;
  • a significant scientific record proved by international publications ;
  • either studied abroad for an extensive period or had substantial experience outside UCL ;
  • experience in and aptitude for teaching at university level;
  • the capacities required to undertake academic research at a high level and to advise, or lead, a research team;
  • a good knowledge of both spoken and written French and English.  If this is not the case, the applicant should accept to learn French and/or English in order to be able to teach in French and English within 2 years.  Fluency in other languages is an additional advantage.


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