Meijers PhD candidate

Research / Academic

The Graduate School currently has a Meijers PhD position in Law or Criminology, and welcomes proposals that fit one of the 8 research programmes of Leiden Law School. The PhD-position is available from September 1st 2021. Closing date for application is March 31st 2021, 23.59 hrs. The appointment will be initially a temporary one for a period of one year. Upon a satisfactory performance outcome, the appointment will be extended for a period of another three years. 


  • The Meijers PhD position is open for candidates inside and outside Leiden Law School. Candidates must have completed a LL.M, Master Criminology, or another relevant graduate programme, with excellent grades. Special emphasis is placed on the grading of the thesis and other advanced, independent educational elements in addition to relevant methodology courses; 
  • Applicants may apply for the PhD position before the accomplishment of their master degree. This applies only if the degree is expected to be achieved at the end of the academic year 2020-2021;
  • Before the proposal is submitted, the candidate establishes contact with the envisaged super¬visor (professor), appointed at Leiden Law School, and comes to an agreement regarding supervision; a letter of recommendation of the envisaged supervising professor has to be attached to the application form (compulsory).  

Salary Benefits:

We offer a full-time position for 1,0 fte (38 hours per week). The appointment as a PhD candidate will be for a period of four years (initially for a period of one year with an extension of three years after positive evaluation of progress and skills development) leading to the successful completion of a PhD thesis. The appointment will be under the terms of the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) of Dutch Universities. The gross monthly salary is set on € 2.395,- in the first year, increasing to € 3.061,- gross per month in the final year.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


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