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PhD researcher in Law or Criminology, M/F 1.0 FTE, start in September 2018 (7 positions)

We are looking for five PhD researchers who will perform excellent research in Law or Criminology in connection with one of the research themes pursued by …

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Burgemeester Oudlaan, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 2222 - € 2222 per maand


We are looking for five PhD researchers who will perform excellent research in Law or Criminology in connection with one of the research themes pursued by Erasmus School of Law. This is an open application round, in which candidates are selected on the basis of their professional qualification, the letter of motivation, the quality of their own research proposal, and the extent to which this fits with the research profile of ESL. EGSL has created a two-phased structure for the four-year doctoral programme: a probationary period (14 months) followed by a 34-month PhD programme. The probationary period consists of a full educational programme of 60 ects (including 20 ects for individual research). In the remaining 34-month period PhD researchers, focus entirely on research and the completion of their thesis. In both phases structured guidance is provided by the thesis supervisor and a doctorate committee composed of three senior researchers and the EGSL Director or EGSL Dean of the PhD Programme.

Besides the five PhD positions, the Erasmus Initiative Inclusive Prosperity is looking for two PhD candidates with a keen interest in and knowledge of subjects that may help foster inclusive prosperity of society. Preferably, candidates have an additional background in Management, Philosophy or any other relevant social science. The research will be done in close proximity to the collegues in the Initiative from Law as well as Management and Philosophy. PhD candidates under the supervision of the Initiative are expected to engage in its research community and will be co-supervised by a professor from one of the two partner schools. Appointment will be within ESL. Possible research foci can be found in the documents following the hyperlink below. Information about Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) can be found here; information about the Faculty of Philosophy can be found here.


You have a university degree in Law, Criminology or other disciplines relevant to the research themes 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 – and Dutch if applicable. Additionally, a professor affiliated to ESL is willingly to act as your sponsor (for more information, please read the application criteria below).

Please note that an assessment is part of the application procedure.

Current master students are welcome to apply. However, appointment will only be possible if the master degree has been obtained before 1 September 2018. You can apply without having proof of obtaining your master’s degree, however, bear in mind that proof of a master’s degree is a formal requirement for employment.


This position comes with good employment conditions, compliant with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU). The position begins with a temporary employment contract for 14 months in which the candidate’s suitability is evaluated. If the candidate is suitable, then an additional contract of 34 months follows, leading to a total appointment of 4 years. The salary is in accordance with the doctoral candidate scale of the CAO NU. For a full-time appointment, the salary is € 2,222 gross per month during the first year, which will increase annually up to € 2,840 gross per month in the fourth year. In addition, the attractive employment package includes an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, generous leave provisions for a healthy work-life balance, a good pension scheme, excellent options for collective insurance, and a provision for the use of the Internet at home. The employee may also use a number of campus facilities, such as sports facilities and the library.

Additional information

Erasmus University Rotterdam

A melting pot of talent, internationally-oriented, and highly engaged in society; this is Erasmus University Rotterdam. Erasmus University Rotterdam is a university with 25,000 students and nearly 2,500 employees developing academic knowledge in Rotterdam and applying it worldwide. Employment at Erasmus University Rotterdam means working in an ambitious university with plenty of room for personal development and individual initiative.

More than 4,000 students attend Erasmus School of Law (ESL), and the School has around 400 employees. ESL provides bachelor’s degree programmes in Law, Tax Law and Criminology, with education focusing on active academic learning. Students can subsequently choose from 15 master’s degree programmes. For students who have greater ambitions, there is also a Master of Laws – Post-master’s Programme (Dutch: mr.drs.): a double degree programme in law and economics. Upon completion of a master’s degree, the Erasmus School of Law (in collaboration with the Erasmus Academy and others) offers several post-graduate tracks.

The fundamental premise underlying academic research conducted at ESL is that law cannot be considered in splendid isolation or as an end in itself. It is imbedded 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, the mission of ESL is to conduct innovative research on the function of law in its economic and social context. ESL research has a strong social and business-driven orientation. ESL is committed to promoting international and interdisciplinary research. More information on the ESL research programmes, can be found at: www.esl.eur.nl/research/programmes

Erasmus Graduate School of Law

Erasmus Graduate School of Law (EGSL) is the Graduate School of Erasmus 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, and the exchange of ideas and experiences amongst all researchers play a crucial role. Our PhD researchers are outstanding, socially engaged and inspired academics. The programme we have to offer can be found on: https://www.eur.nl/esl/research/phd/egsl/phd-esl.

Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of inclusive prosperity

The Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of inclusive prosperity combines members of the Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam School of Management and the Faculty of Philosophy.The initiative channels the expertise of the three faculties into ambitious multi-disciplinary research projects that lead to a step-change in academic understanding of the drivers and dynamics of inclusive prosperity as well as impact-driven contributions to societal debate, public policy formation, entrepreneurship and regulation. By providing new, much needed scientific knowledge about the dynamics of inclusive prosperity, with this Initiative, Erasmus University takes its responsibility as a public knowledge institution by contributing scientifically to a world that is inclusive for all people.

Additional information

More information about Erasmus University and Erasmus School of Law can be found on http://www.eur.nl/ and http://www.esl.eur.nl/. Information about Erasmus Graduate School of Law is available at http://www.esl.eur.nl/egsl/research/. Questions can be sent to the EGSL office via egsl@law.eur.nl.