Doctoral Fellow 'The impact of unmanned and autonomous shipping on the law of the sea'

  • Ghent University
  • 06/05/2024
Office work Other

Job Description

"Gentle wave or tsunami? The impact of unmanned and autonomous shipping on the law of the sea” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Klaas Willaert. 

What are we looking for?

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Law (or will obtain that degree in September 2024 at the latest).
  • You are familiar with international law and the law of the sea.
  • You have excellent research skills and you are motivated to conduct academic research within the law of the sea.
  • You are prepared to support the daily functioning, research activities and educational tasks of the research group and the department.
  • You are able to work independently within a team.
  • You are flexible, perseverant and dedicated.
  • Excellent English language proficiency is required. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset.

What can we offer you?

  • A PhD position for a term of 4 years (1 year + renewable for 3 years), starting in September-October 2024 (exact starting date to be agreed)
  • A monthly salary in accordance with the wage indexes of Ghent University
  • A positive and inclusive work environment
  • Adequate support and supervision


Career level


Career options

Academic, research and sciences