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Professor of Empirical Legal Studies

We are looking for an inspiring Full Professor of Empirical Legal Studies with a research focus on conflict resolution. You will play an important role within …

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Houtlaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
€ 8127 - € 8127 per maand


We are looking for an inspiring Full Professor of Empirical Legal Studies with a research focus on conflict resolution. You will play an important role within the newly established conflict resolution research group, in which researchers from the Research Centre for State and Law (SteR) and the Business Law Institute (OO&R) collaborate. You will be appointed in the context of the national law faculties’ Sectorplan, with the Nijmegen Faculty of Law aiming to distinguish itself in the areas of conflict resolution and digitalisation.

You will be expected to play an initiating, motivating and innovating role in the development of research in the field of conflict resolution. To this end, you will work closely with colleagues from the new conflict resolution research group, and in a broader context, with colleagues from the SteR and OO&R research centres. Your qualifications will enable you to play an important role in the multidisciplinary conflict resolution research group, which, in the coming years, will focus on a research project entitled Het domein van de rechter (the domain of the judge). This project centres on three themes: competition between alternative dispute resolution parties, the legitimacy and quality of the judiciary, and the use of digital technologies in resolving conflicts (the full research plan can be requested from the faculty office). You will facilitate the empirical anchoring of this research project.

You will have teaching duties within your area of expertise, possibly within different departments of the faculty. This will entail introducing an empirical component into courses on positive law, and developing new courses that enhance students' reflective skills, such as a course on effective litigation. You will also play a role in the Research Master’s degree and PhD programmes.

You will know how to play an interconnecting role within the new conflict resolution research group and, more broadly, within the SteR and OO&R research centres. To this end, you will be regularly present at the faculty and actively participate in research meetings and seminars. If so requested, you will be prepared to assume managerial responsibilities within the faculty in the years to come. You will contribute to the development of policies regarding the internationalisation of education and research.

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  • A PhD degree.
  • Excellent national and international publications.
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, conducting and supervising academic research.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of empirical research methods in law, affinity for both juridical and interdisciplinary research, and a broad academic interest and methodological orientation.
  • Being able to contribute to the academic and societal debate on developments in the judiciary.
  • An extensive national and international network.
  • The capacity to establish new lines of research.
  • Experience in acquiring substantial funding from public bodies and project-based sources is an asset.
  • Academic teaching experience with excellent assessments.


  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 8,127 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale H2).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 5 years with the possibility of extension.
  • The intended start date is 1 January 2020.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
prof. mr. R.J.B. Schutgens, director of the State & Law Research Centre
Tel.: +31 24 3611548
Email: r.schutgens@jur.ru.nl

dr . C. Korbeld, secretary of the facultyboard
Tel.: + 31 24 3616162
Email: c.korbeld@jur.ru.nl