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Postdoctoral Fellow Empirical Legal Studies, Law & Finance or Digital Legal Studies

The Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam offers a postdoctoral fellowship to promote high-quality research in the fields at the interface of law, the social sciences, the humanities and the exact sciences. The ...

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2588 - € 4757 per maand


The Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam offers a postdoctoral fellowship to promote high-quality research in the fields at the interface of law, the social sciences, the humanities and the exact sciences. The postdoctoral fellow will be integrated in the Law School interdisciplinary research initiatives and is expected to carry out high level research and contribute in the faculty’s activities (including a small amount of teaching and support in the organization of academic events).

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to carry out research aimed at top international journals in Law, Economics, Law & Economics and other outlets in the social sciences. Teaching will be limited in amount. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to participate in the activities of the faculty and to contribute to their organization.

Applicants must have a demonstrated interest and expertise in Law & Economics, and in particular in one or several of the following fields:

  • Empirical Legal Studies;
  • Law & Finance;
  • Digital Legal Studies.


Candidates should:

  • have a very strong methodological background in empirical research and a proven interest in research in the fields mentioned above and experience with legal scholarship;
  • be fluent in English;
  • have obtained their PhD degree before applying. Postdoctoral research experience is appreciated but not strictly required.


The appointment will originally be for the period of one year, with a possibility for extension for another year. The extension is subject to satisfactory performance after the first year and the availability of funds.

The starting date of the appointment is 1 January 2018. A later starting date could be negotiated.

The gross full-time monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for postdoctoral researchers at Dutch universities, scales 10 to 11 (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) ranging from €2,588 to €4,757 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.

Foreign candidates may also qualify for an attractive 30% tax reduction program.

Additional information

Applicants who require further information about this vacancy, may contact:

To apply please submit the following items (preferably in one file) in Word or PDF format electronically to solliciteren-fdr@uva.nl attn. selection committee:

  • cover letter;
  • a detailed CV with list of publications and teaching experience;
  • two reference letters;
  • proof of your degrees (Master's and PhD), including grade transcripts or committee reports if appropriate;
  • a recent article or working paper (preferably single-authored);
  • a research proposal indicating a project of independent research that the applicant wishes to pursue during his or her appointment (3 pages max).

The closing date for receipt of completed applications including the research proposal is 26 November 2017.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad. The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

Amsterdam Law School

The Amsterdam Law School is strongly engaged in society and has an international orientation, which is reflected in its research and education activities. The Faculty offers three Bachelor's programmes and a number of Master's programmes, two of which are taught exclusively in English (i.e. International and European Law and European Private Law). With its 3,500 students and 375 staff members, it is one of the largest law faculties in the Netherlands. The Faculty is located in the centre of Amsterdam.