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Meijers PhD Position II

The section Graduate School has a vacancy for a Meijers PhD Position II (1.0 FTE).

11 maanden geleden


Albinusdreef, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


The Graduate School currently has a Meijers PhD position in Law or Criminology, and welcomes proposals that fit one of the 8 research programmes of Leiden Law School. The PhD-position is available from 1 September 2018.


  • Meijers PhD position II is open for candidates inside and outside Leiden Law School. Candidates must have completed a LL.M, Master Criminology, or another relevant graduate programme, with excellent grades. Special emphasis is placed on the grading of the thesis and other advanced, independent educational elements in addition to relevant methodology courses;
  • An excellent academic record and a Master degree in Law and/or Criminology and/or another relevant graduate programme. Applicants may apply for the scholarships before the accomplishment of their master degree. This applies only if the degree is expected to be achieved at the end of the academic year 2017-2018;
  • Before the proposal is submitted, the candidate establishes contact with the envisaged super­visor (professor), appointed at Leiden Law School, and comes to an agreement regarding supervision; a letter of intent of the envisaged supervising professor has to be attached to the application form (compulsory).


The appointment as a PhD student will be for a period of four years (initially for a period of one year with an extension of three years after positive evaluation of progress and skills development) leading to the successful completion of a PhD thesis. The appointment will be under the terms of the cao (Collective Labour Agreement) of Dutch Universities. Salary range from € 2222.- to € 2840.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale P).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Additional information

Enquiries can be made to Dean of PhD-studies, email promovendidecaan@law.leidenuniv.nl.
If you have any enquiries about the procedure, please contact Executive Director of the Graduate School, M.P. Sombroek-van Doorm LL.M, email Meijersinstituut@law.leidenuniv.nl.

More vacancies and Information via https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies.

To apply for this vacancy, please upload no later than 1 April 201:

  • The registration form;
  • A letter of interest;
  • CV;
  • A letter of intent of your envisaged supervising professor.

On the basis of received applications, a selection will be made. The selected applicants will be requested to elaborate their research proposal (deadline 1 June 2018). The selection committee, consisting of members of the Research Board and the Dean of PhD candidates, invites the selected candidates for an interview mid-June.

Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated.


Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at.

Leiden Law School

With over 5,000 students and 450 members of staff, Leiden Law School is one of the largest faculties in the Netherlands. Yet, in all its diversity, it is still known for its ability to provide education on a small scale. The Faculty focuses on multi-faceted high-level teaching and research, both nationally and internationally. It does so by working with talented people and stimulating and supporting them in their professional and personal ambitions. The Faculty is housed in the beautifully restored Kamerlingh Onnes Building on the Steenschuur in Leiden. Working for the Leiden Law School means working in an inspiring scientific environment.
The Meijers Research Institute and Graduate School is the research institute of Leiden Law School. Research at Leiden Law School means research at the highest level. Leiden Law School has eight research programmes and one specific ‘profile area’: Interaction between legal systems. Information on the advanced research qualification and research programmes of the Graduate School of Legal Studies can be found on https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/law/research.