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The interdisciplinary project for which we are recruiting, a collaboration between the ESL in Rotterdam and the ISS in The Hague, is called: Integrating Normative and Functional Approaches to the Rule of Law and Human ...

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


The interdisciplinary project for which we are recruiting, a collaboration between the ESL in Rotterdam and the ISS in The Hague, is called: Integrating Normative and Functional Approaches to the Rule of Law and Human Rights (INFAR). This five-year project (2015-2020) joins together researchers working in international law, legal theory, socio-legal studies and law and development to research problems of the rule of law and human rights in transnational contexts.

For this second phase of the project the Department Sociology, Theory and Methodology of Erasmus School of Law and the Institute for Social Studies have a vacancy for a Post-doc researcher. For additional information about the project please see the attachment.

The post-doctoral position is designed for a scholar who has recently received his or her PhD or has set an approved date to defend their doctorate in order to:

  • execute his/her research proposal within the framework of the overall research project as described above;
  • contribute to the joint publications of the research program;
  • organize and attend meetings, workshops and conferences;
  • coordinate the development of research grants.


We are looking for a post-doctoral candidate who has:

  • a Ph.D. in law, preferably in socio-legal studies or international law, and expertise in the area of the project;
  • the skills to research the rule of law and/or human rights in context, especially in the areas of international and transnational law;
  • fluency in both spoken and written English;
  • a proven research record, ideally including publications in international journals;
  • ambition, energy, and flexibility;
  • ability to produce work of excellent quality;
  • a keen interest – and ideally experience – in multidisciplinary social science research on rule of law or human rights, regulation and governance;
  • strong methodological skills;
  • proven management/organizational skills.


The initial contract will be for one year (1.0 fte), with a proposed starting date of 1 March 2018. If you have given sufficient proof of your abilities, the temporary contract will be renewed for one additional year. The work conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU). The salary is dependent on prior training and experience and corresponds to Scale 11 CAO NU, with a minimum of € 3,475.- gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract.

The EUR has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8.0%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and 41 annual vacation days in case of a full workweek.

An assessment will form part of the selection procedure.

Additional information

More information about Erasmus University, International Institute of Social Studies and Erasmus School of Law can be found on www.eur.nl; www.iss.nl and www.esl.eur.nl. Specific questions concerning the advertised position can be sent to: Prof. Sanne Taekema (taekema@law.eur.nl).


The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a pronounced social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work to solve global and social challenges, inspired by the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Our academic education is intensive, active, and applied. Our research is increasingly taking place in multidisciplinary teams, which are highly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and study quality, Erasmus University Rotterdam is highly ranked and can compete with leading European universities. Important values for Erasmus University Rotterdam are being daring, curious, socially involved, deliberate and aspiring to success.

Erasmus School of Law (ESL)

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: https://www.eur.nl/esl/research/programmes/.

As a leader in the field of development studies and based in the Hague, ISS contributes to finding responses to today’s global problems. Issues such as poverty, inequality, migration, conflict and ecology are important in the ISS research agenda. Its Global Development and Social Justice research programme takes an explicitly critical approach to policy responses that are formulated to social, economic and political issues, including – through its Governance, Law and Social Justice (GLSJ) Group – a critical, law and development approach. Research performed by members of the GLSJ group studies how and to what extent particular governance arrangements help or hinder the achievement of goals of social justice. More information on the GLSJ groups is available at: https://www.iss.nl/en/research/research-groups/governance-law-and-social-justice