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PhD candidates at the Faculty of Law

In 2019 the Maastricht University Faculty of Law provides funding for three paid fulltime PhD positions

7 maanden geleden


Bouillonstraat, Maastricht, Limburg
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2325 - € 2972 per maand


PhD researchers participate in the Maastricht University Graduate School of Law. They will prepare a PhD thesis in English or Dutch within the Faculty of Law’s research programme. Supervision will be provided by individually assigned senior researchers. At least 80% of the position will be dedicated to research and not more than 20% to teaching activities. PhD researchers join the faculty department in the field linked to the theme of their research proposal.


We are looking for graduates with a relevant Master degree and excellent grades. Motivated and determined researchers possessing first-rate analytical and writing skills. Candidates who have not yet finished their master degree, can apply if they have proven research skills in the form of publications in journals or other academic output. Candidates who have already started their PhD research, but are not employed as resident PhD researchers in Maastricht or elsewhere.


We offer a 1.0 fte contract for a period of 4 years, starting preferably in September 2019. An application for a shorter period can also be submitted. Continuation after the first year is dependent upon a positive evaluation.

The full-time gross monthly salary amounts to € 2.325,00 in the first year according to salary scale PhD (‘promovendus’), increasing to € 2.972,00 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 > Support > UM employees.

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

Additional information

For further information, please contact Patrick van Eijs, policy adviser for research (tel. 0031-43-3882027, email: patrick.vaneijs@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

Assessment criteria

Applications are assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • originality of the proposal and potential contribution to science;
  • research design and methods set out in the proposal and the link between setup and methods;
  • quality of the PhD candidate;
  • track record of the envisaged team of supervisors;
  • feasibility (both in terms of research setup and budget);
  • fit between the proposal and the Faculty’s research programme.

The applications will be assessed by a selection committee appointed for that purpose by the Faculty Board.

Time schedule

25 February 2019, 23.59

Closing date submission of applications

End of March 2019

Applicants are informed whether they are invited for an interview

Mid-April 2019


End of April 2019

Final decision by the Faculty Board