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The Department of Law is part of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. The Department of Law conducts exciting interdisciplinary research and education in the subject of law. The Department has expanded greatly over the last few years and it is steadily growing with new researchers and lecturers joining the staff. Today, there are more than 90 employees, approximately 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students and around 20 doctoral students. More information about the department is at www.law.handels.gu.se.

The Department of Law is looking to hire 3-4 research assistants in EU law within the Separation of Powers in 21st Century Europe (SepaRope) research project.

SepaRope is the first empirically-grounded and comparative project rethinking the theory and practices of Separation of powers in present-day European Union. Separation of powers, the classic model of decision-making, entrusts different state functions to different branches (legislative, executive, judiciary) and serves the double purpose of ensuring collective will-formation and control of those in power. The polyarchic and multilevel nature of the EU is not easily reconciled with the separation-of-powers-model, either at EU or national level. SepaRope demonstrates in combined horizontal and vertical inquiries how recent economic and political developments affect the EU’s institutional framework and the anchoring of EU decision-making in national legitimacy. It combines conceptual constitutional analysis with empirical research in three fields (Economic and Monetary Union, migration, trade), in which EU decision-making is controversial, rights-sensitive and illustrative of recent power shifts. SepaRope consists of three research teams based in Amsterdam, Helsinki and Gothenburg. The Gothenburg team is lead by associate professor Anna Wallerman Ghavanini.

Job assignments

The main assignments consists of reading, analysing and coding judgments from the EU Court of Justice within the fields of EMU, migration and trade. The research assistants will also be invited to participate in research events within the project, such as workshops and seminars. The work will, at least during spring term 2021, be done remotely.


We are looking for students in law or another relevant field social science. Basic understanding of EU law is a condition for employment, and advanced knowledge within EU migration, trade of EMU law is an advantage.

The research is conducted within an international consortium and good command of English is a condition for employment.

Interest in research, experiences of similar work, grades and prior education will be taken into account in the evaluation of applicants.

The work requires an ability to work independently, diligently and in collaboration with other assistants and researchers within the team. Good time management skills are also required.


Part-time assignment for 6 to 8 months at 20 % of full time, starting as soon as possible.

For further information regarding the position

Anna Wallerman Ghavanini, associate professor, anna.ghavanini@law.gu.se, for questions about the assignments

Jeanette Lund, HR Officer, jeanette.lund@law.gu.se, for questions about the recruitment process


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How to apply

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Closing date: 2021-03-15


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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