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11 Fulltime PhD Research Positions

Erasmus School of Law

Driven by its ambition to expand its position as a leading research institute in Europe, Erasmus School of Law is recruiting

Job description

These posts are part of the plan to create a new research community for the research initiative ‘Public and private interests: A new balance’, which will also require two (senior) professors and three postdoctoral positions.

A key aspect of Erasmus School of Law is that research groups work across the boundaries of legal disciplines, applying modern tools of social science research, such as empirical and experimental methods. Within this new research initiative, you will study the role of private actors, in particular businesses, in safeguarding public interests in one of 11 PhD research projects. The research will be conducted within the framework of the nationwide sectoral plan for legal science, in collaboration with our partner therein, the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen.

PhD research projects

Project 1. The interaction between formal and informal risk-handling strategies on the shop floor;

Project 2. Effectiveness of regulatory interventions governing business to enable sustainability and human rights;

Project 3. Classification societies and the public interest;

Project 4. Controlling the market for corporate control; conflicting public and private interest in listed companies;

Project 5. Safeguarding public interests in financial markets;

Project 6. The future of work;

Project 7. The needle in the haystack: international exchange of fiscal information 2.0 in the public and private interest;

Project 8. Responsible partnership with private actors in criminal law enforcement;

Project 9. The role of professional service providers as gatekeepers in governing financial-economic crime;

Project 10. From participation to legitimacy: The new role of civil society in defining public interest;

Project 11: Regulation of autonomous robots in health care.

Job description

Erasmus School of Law is recruiting ambitious PhD researchers who will perform excellent research in Law or Criminology (M/F 1.0 FTE, preferable start in September 2020). As a PhD researcher, you will join a law school ranked in the top 50 of the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings of global law schools, which is committed to promoting excellent international and interdisciplinary research with a high positive societal impact.

Candidates will be selected based on their professional qualification, the letter of motivation and the quality of their research proposal, and will be employed at Erasmus Graduate School of Law.

Requirements

You have a university degree in Law, Criminology or other discipline relevant for one of the PhD positions mentioned above. You can demonstrate relevant scientific research skills, proven, for example, by academic publications or by the quality of your master thesis. You have excellent oral and written skills in English.

Current master students are welcome to apply. You can apply without having proof of obtaining your master’s degree, however, bear in mind that proof of a master degree is a formal requirement for employment, which will only be possible if the master degree has been obtained before the start of your appointment.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

The position begins with a temporary employment contract for 12 months in which the candidate’s suitability is evaluated. This probationary period consists of a full educational programme and individual research. In the remaining 36-month period PhD researchers focus on their research and the completion of their thesis. In both phases structured guidance is provided by the thesis supervisors and a doctorate committee composed of senior researchers and one of the PhD coordinators of Erasmus Graduate School of Law.

We offer an attractive position with good terms of employment in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

The monthly salary is € 2,325 gross for a fulltime position of 38 hours a week during the first year (CAO NU scale doctoral candidate), which will increase annually up to € 2,972 gross per month in the fourth year.   

The attractive benefits package includes an end of year bonus of 8.3%, holiday allowance of 8%, extensive leave facilities for a healthy work/life balance, a good pension fund and an excellent collective insurance package. Staff are also entitled to use various facilities, such as sport facilities and library.

Since April 2018, Erasmus University Rotterdam has offered a Dual Career Programme to partners and spouses of new international employees. This programme is executed in close cooperation with Leiden University and TU Delft and aims to help partners and spouses find a job on the Dutch labour market. See www.eur.nl/en/working/international-staff-eur/family/work-partners.

Employer 

Erasmus University Rotterdam The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus University Rotterdam The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a pronounced social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work to solve global and social challenges, inspired by the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Our academic education is intensive, active, and applied. Our research is increasingly taking place in multidisciplinary teams, which are highly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and study quality, Erasmus University Rotterdam is highly ranked and can compete with leading European universities. Important values for Erasmus University Rotterdam are being daring, curious, socially involved, deliberate and aspiring to success. 

Erasmus School of Law

Erasmus School of Law (ESL) employs 490 members of staff and is attended by around 5000 students. ESL offers bachelor programmes in Law, Tax Law and Criminology, with a focus on active academic learning. Students can subsequently choose from a wide variety of master programmes. ESL also collaborates in Double Degree programmes combining law and (business) economics or law and business administration and is one of the founders of the European Master in Law & Economics. Once students have completed their master’s degree, they may choose from several postgraduate tracks provided by Erasmus School of Law (in collaboration with Erasmus Academy and others).

The fundamental premise underlying academic research conducted at Erasmus School of Law is that law cannot be considered in splendid isolation or as an end in itself. It is embedded in an economic and social context that shapes law. At the same time, law itself shapes society and defines economic relationships. In line with this vision, our mission is to conduct innovative research on the function of law in its economic and social context. This research has a strong social and business-driven orientation. Erasmus School of Law is committed to promoting international and interdisciplinary research.

Department 

Erasmus Graduate School of Law (EGSL)

Erasmus Graduate School of Law (EGSL) provides a research environment in which PhD researchers are stimulated to actively participate. EGSL creates an environment in which critical reflection, an interdisciplinary approach to law, the exchange of ideas and sharing experiences amongst all researchers play a crucial role.

More information about Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Law and Erasmus Graduate School of Law can be found on www.eur.nl/www.esl.eur.nl/ and https://www.eur.nl/esl/research/phdesl/egsl.

Additional information

For more information about the published vacancies, please contact the EGSL office via egsl@law.eur.nl.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Rotterdam - Netherlands
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: €2,325
£1,961.14 converted salary* gross per month
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 10th January 2020
Closes: 1st March 2020
   
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