PhD candidate in Public International Law
The Amsterdam Law School has avacancy for a PhD candidate in Public International Law. The PhD researcher will develop his or her project as part of the …
- Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 uur
- € 2222 - € 2840 per maand
The Amsterdam Law School has avacancy for a PhD candidate in Public International Law.
The PhD researcher will develop his or her project as part of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL). In principle, the PhD researcher may focus on any aspect of Public International Law. Preferably, the research should connect to one of ACIL’s projects (available on the ACIL website).
The researcher is also encouraged to embed her/his research within the programme on ‘Law and Justice Across Borders’, though that is not strictly necessary. In that programme, ACIL collaborates with the Amsterdam Center for European Law and Governance (ACELG) and the Center for the Study of European Private Law (CSECL).
Applicants are asked to submit a research proposal of approximately 1000 words, which should include:
- a clearly identified, innovative research question;
- a section on methodology, and
- an indication of the relevance of the project for the discipline of public international law and for society.
ACIL aims at contributing to the critical understanding as well as progressive understanding of international law. Its research employs legal-doctrinal methods of research as well as non-legal methods. An interdisciplinary dimension of research is encouraged.
The position is first and foremost a research position; yet the candidate may have the opportunity, or may be asked, to contribute to teaching activities to a limited extent in the second and possibly third year of the PhD research.
The successful candidate will:
- carry out independent high-quality scientific research leading to the degree of PhD;
- actively contribute to the research community in the Law School, in particular at ACIL and the research group on ‘Law and Justice Across Borders’;
- present intermediate research results at international workshops and conferences;
- participate in the organization of research activities and events, such as conferences, workshops and joint publications;
- show the relevance of her/his research for society and contribute to the dissemination of research results;
- possibly contribute to teaching responsibilities in the field of international law.
The successful candidate must have
- a completed master’s degree in public international law or a related discipline at the start of the employment;
- demonstrable research interest in public international law;
- excellent command of English (written and spoken);
- interest in inter-disciplinary research;
- the ability to work in a team;
- curiosity and willingness to challenge opinions, and to be challenged.
Knowledge of disciplines other than law is an asset, but not a requirement.
The successful candidates will be offered an initial contract for 15 months. Upon positive evaluation of the PhD students’ performance the contract will be extended by 33 months.
The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for PhD candidates at Dutch universities, scale P (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) ranging from €2,222 to €2,840 gross per month (full-time equivalent). Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end-of-year Bonus.
To discuss the posts informally, please contact:
Dr Ingo Venzke
T: +31 (0)20 525 7207
For questions on the application procedure and employment conditions at the University of Amsterdam, please contact:
T: +31 (0)20 525 2834
You may send your application, preferably in one PDF file, by email to:
Please mention vacancy number 18-147 in the subject line.
Applications must contain the following information:
- cover letter;
- contact details of 2 referees (no reference required);
- research proposal of approx. 1000 words (for details see above)
- proof of your master’s degree; if you have not completed your degree at the time of application, please provide a statement from your supervisor or University confirming the expected date of completion.
The envisaged starting date is 1 September 2018.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 May 2018.