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PhD positions at the Faculty of Law

Two four year fulltime paid PhD positions are avaibale at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. PhD researchers participate in the Maastricht …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

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

Functieomschrijving

Two four year fulltime paid PhD positions are avaibale at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. 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.

Two four year fulltime paid positions are provided by The Special Research Fund UHasselt – Maastricht University in the framework of the joint PhD programme between Maastricht University and Hasselt University. They will prepare a PhD thesis in English or Dutch within the research programmes of both faculties.  Both will receive a double doctoral degree (2 separate degrees that refer to each other) between Hasselt University and Maastricht University. One PhD candidate will be appointed by Hasselt University. The terms of employment of Hasselt University will apply. One PhD candidate will be appointed by Maastricht University. The terms of employment of Maastricht University will apply.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for graduates with a relevant Master degree and excellent grades. Motivated and determined researchers possessing first-rate analytical and writing skills. Final-year (master) students are (likewise) encouraged to apply if they have proven research skills. Candidates who have already started their PhD research, but are not employed as resident PhD researchers in Maastricht, Hasselt or elsewhere.

Conditions

Three PhD candidates will be appointed by Maastricht Univesity We offer a 1.0 fte contract for a period of 4 years, starting preferably in September 2020. 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 http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.

The fourth PhD candidate will be appointed by Hasselt University. The terms of employment can be found on their website: www.uhasselt.be > HR policy.

Additional information

Assessment criteria

Applications are assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • originality of the proposal and potential contribution to knowledge;
  • 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);
  • match between the proposal and the Maastricht Faculty of Law research programme;

For the joint Hasselt – Maastricht positions two additional criteria apply:

  • match between the proposal and the Hasselt Faculty of Law research programme;
  • added value of the proposal for the cooperation between Hasselt and Maastricht.

The applications will be assessed by a selection committee appointed for that purpose by the Faculty Board of Maastricht University and the Research Council of Hasselt University.

 

Time schedule

23 March 2020, 23.59: Closing date submission of applications
End-April 2020: Applicants are informed whether they are invited for an interview
May 2020: Interviews
Beginning of June 2020: Final decision by the Faculty Board and approval by the Research Council at UHasselt for the Joint UH-UM applications

 

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