Feb 12, 2010

PhD positions in Law, Maastrict University, Netherlands

PhD researchers participate in the Maastricht University Graduate School of Law PhD Training program, starting September 2010. They will prepare a PhD thesis within one of the core research programmes of the Ius Commune or the Human Rights Research School. Supervision will be provided by individually assigned senior researchers. At least 80 % of the position will be dedicated to research and not more than 20% to teaching activities. PhD researchers join the faculty department in the field linked to the theme of their research proposal.

Research projects are incorporated in faculty research groups, which are all part of one of the research programmes of the inter-university research schools Ius Commune and Human Rights. Ius Commune research responds to the increasing need for comparative law and the Europeanization and internationalizatio n of the law. It focuses on European private law (contracts, tort, civil procedure, property, family law, corporate law); comparative constitutional and administrative law, European law (institutions and substantive), international economic law and intellectual property law. Within the domain of Human Rights the focus is on globalisation and human rights and on criminal law in an international context. For more information on the research programmes and contact persons click here.

Faculty researchers also take advantage of the academic setting within the Faculty Institutes, such as the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, The METRO Institute for Transnational Legal Research, The Institute for Globalisation and International regulation (IGIR), the Maastricht Montesquieu Institute, the Maastricht Forensic Institute tMFI and the Institute for Corporate Law ICGI, Governance and Innovation Policies and the Maastricht Graduate School of Law.

The Maastricht Graduate School of Law offers PhD researchers and talented honours students a stimulating and internationally oriented environment for legal research, supervision and education. The School now hosts almost 60 PhD Researchers, half of whom are foreign nationals. For all current PhD-projects click here


University graduated Masters with relevant degrees and excellent grades. Motivated and determined researchers possessing first-rate analytical and writing skills in English and preferably also in Dutch. Candidates are invited to apply with their own research proposals (using the Applicationform 2010, which can be downloaded through the attach below on this page) which should fit within one of the faculty research themes. For current faculty research themes click here

Conditions of employment

Your salary would be 2.042,- gross per month in the first year up to 2.612,- gross per month in the fourth year according to the PhD-student salary.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/ , A-Z Terms of Employment.

Contract type

4 years

Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law contains six departments: Private Law (Civil Law, Company and Business Law), Public Law (Constitutional, Administrative and Social Law), International and European Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Foundations and Methods of Law and Tax Law. Research is conducted within the inter-faculty research schools Ius Commune and Human Rights and in the faculty research institutes, one of them being the Maastricht Graduate School of Law.

The Maastricht Graduate School of Law offers PhD researchers and talented students research-, supervision- and education-facilitie s.

PhD researchers join the faculty department in the field linked to the theme of their research proposal.

Additional information

Additional information may be obtained from Dr. Jos Hamers (Associate director Maastricht Graduate School of Law), Tel +31 43 388 3248 /2067, E-mail: j.hamers@maastricht university. nl or Mrs. Frederike Vernimmen de Jong LLM (Program manager Maastricht Graduate School of Law), Tel. + 31 43 388 2027/2067, E-mail: Frederike.vernimmen @maastrichtunive rsity.nl. For more information regarding faculty research themes please contact the relevant programme manager via www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/graduateschooloflaw/PhDresearchprogramme

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