Faculty of Law
Swiss Arbitration Academy
The University of Lucerne is the youngest university in Switzerland. Founded in 2000, it has four faculties and around 3,000 students. The Faculty of Law has gained national and international recognition in a short period of time. This young faculty offers its around 1,200 students and 180 doctoral candidates an innovative range of studies with a broad international orientation. The faculty stands out for its personal supervision of students, its close links between academia and practice, and its motivated, dynamic team.
The Faculty of Law invites applications for a

Director of Studies of the Swiss Arbitration Academy (in co-operation with the Universities of Lucerne and Neuchâtel) 30%
Start date: from October 2022

About the position:
The Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA) is a private institution founded and directed by a group of arbitration practitioners, including attorneys and professors, to provide professional and practical training in arbitration. The SAA offers postgraduate training in association with the University of Lucerne and the University of Neuchâtel.

The Director of Studies will be in charge of administrative management of the two SAA programs (CAS & ArbP), overseeing the various activities, including overseeing the logistics of the courses and the publication of the SAA's selected papers.

Core responsibilities: • Full administrative management of the SAA's “CAS in Arbitration" and ArbP
• Coordinating day-to-day activities of the SAA liaising closely with the SAA
Academic Council.
• Overseeing the logistics of “hybrid" courses and other events of the SAA.
• Technical support during the online sessions.
• Communication with all the participants of the program and support of the
marketing manager's activities.
• Reporting to and support of the financial management of the SAA.
• Supporting the module leaders and organizing course materials.
• Preparing certificates and other requested official documents.
• Assistance in the examination and the publication process.
Candidate's profile / Required qualifications: • University degree (Master's level) in law or equivalent.
• Experience in the field of arbitration (e.g., Vis Moot, internships, academic courses).
• Excellent communication skills. Excellent ability to work with multiple international
stakeholders in a changing environment.
• Excellent command of both spoken and written English. Fluency in German is a
• Experience in project management, including strong interpersonal, networking
and coordination skills.
• Excellent organizational skills (planning and strategizing goals towards problem
• Aptitude to use new IT solutions (e.g. Zoom, Cloud services, OneNote,
Squarespace, SurveyMonkey, etc.).
The director of studies will be employed by the University of Lucerne and compensated according to its standards.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Daniel Girsberger (daniel.girsberger@unilu.ch).
Please apply online by latest 15 September 2022 at www.unilu.ch/stellen