We are looking for 1 PhD researcher who will carry out research on the interaction between global actors and the EU legal system with the Maastricht implementation of the ‘sector plan’ for the Law Faculties (see attachment).
PhD researchers participate in the Maastricht University Graduate School of Law. At least 80% of the position will be dedicated to research and not more than 20% to teaching activities.
- Hold a Master’s Degree in law, preferably with focus on international, European and/or comparative law;
- Be open to and interested in cross-sectorial legal research;
- Have a strong command of English and willingness to learn Dutch;
- Be a true team player;
- Have excellent organizational skills.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Fixed-term contract: 4 years.
We offer a 1.0 fte contract for a period of 4 years, starting preferably in March 2022. Continuation after the first year is dependent upon a positive evaluation.
The full-time gross monthly salary amounts to € 2.434,00 in the first year according to salary scale PhD (‘promovendus’), increasing to € 3.111,00 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 www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.
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