Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Equal Opportunity

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg is one of the leading institutions globally for foundational comparative legal research in the areas of foreign, European, and international private, trade, economic, and procedural civil law.

The institute currently employs approximately 140 full- and part-time staff. We offer meaningful positions with a high degree of personal responsibility and creative leeway in the academic, academic service, and administrative areas. The institute is certified as a family-friendly employer.

Support for junior scholars is provided in various ways: Postdoctoral (Habilitation) and doctoral (Promotion) dissertations are supported via the granting of research fellow and doctoral positions. Through various academic events and institutional exchange programmes, the institute specifically assists junior scholars in developing international networks for their research.

Additionally, scholars from other countries have the opportunity to participate in the institute’s scholarship programme.

Reconciliation of Career and Family

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law has developed numerous measures and offers to make it easier for its employees to reconcile career and family obligations. Parents employed at the institute are supported, in particular, via flexible working hours and work location, family-friendly event times, and childcare offers.

Career Development

The promotion of junior scholars is a particular focus of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. The institute has developed special offers for this purpose. Additionally, the Max Planck Society’s career-promotion offers are also open to the junior scholars.

Equal Opportunities Commissioner

The equal opportunities commissioner is responsible for promoting and monitoring the following within the institute: the equal treatment of women and men, the elimination of existing discrimination, and the prevention of future discrimination.

She plays a role in all personnel-related, organizational, and social measures that concern equal opportunity between women and men and the reconciliation of family and employment.

At the same time, she is an important contact person for all questions related to gender equality and the reconciliation of career and family.

Contact information for the institute’s equal opportunities commissioner: