PhD positions at the Faculty of Law
Updated: 18 Feb 2020
Two four year fulltime paid PhD positions are avaibale at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. PhD researchers participate in the Maastricht University Graduate School of Law. They will prepare a PhD thesis in English or Dutch within the Faculty of Law’s research programme. 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.
Two four year fulltime paid positions are provided by The Special Research Fund UHasselt – Maastricht University in the framework of the joint PhD programme between Maastricht University and Hasselt University. They will prepare a PhD thesis in English or Dutch within the research programmes of both faculties. Both will receive a double doctoral degree (2 separate degrees that refer to each other) between Hasselt University and Maastricht University. One PhD candidate will be appointed by Hasselt University. The terms of employment of Hasselt University will apply. One PhD candidate will be appointed by Maastricht University. The terms of employment of Maastricht University will apply.
We are looking for graduates with a relevant Master degree and excellent grades. Motivated and determined researchers possessing first-rate analytical and writing skills. Final-year (master) students are (likewise) encouraged to apply if they have proven research skills. Candidates who have already started their PhD research, but are not employed as resident PhD researchers in Maastricht, Hasselt or elsewhere.
Three PhD candidates will be appointed by Maastricht Univesity We offer a 1.0 fte contract for a period of 4 years, starting preferably in September 2020. An application for a shorter period can also be submitted. Continuation after the first year is dependent upon a positive evaluation.
The full-time gross monthly salary amounts to € 2.325,00 in the first year according to salary scale PhD (‘promovendus’), increasing to € 2.972,00 in the fourth year; on top of this there will be an 8% holiday and an 8,3% year-end allowance.
You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing.Other secondary conditions include a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.
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 > Support > UM employees.
The fourth PhD candidate will be appointed by Hasselt University. The terms of employment can be found on their website: www.uhasselt.be > HR policy.
38 hours per week