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Postdoctoral researcher in Transnational Regulation and Standardization

The selected candidate, preferably of a legal or political science background, will play a leading role in the execution of a 5-year project on ‘The Resilience and Evolution of Economic Activism and the Role of Law’ (REVEAL), funded by the European Research Council Consolidator Grant (ERC-2016-CoG 725798) and led by Professor Panos Delimatsis.

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Warandelaan, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 uur
€ 3746 - € 5127 per maand


The selected candidate will play a leading role in coordinating the final phase of REVEAL and conduct research in the areas covered by the project. REVEAL aims to identify the conditions, means and strategies that allow for the birth, continuation, evolution and change of non-State bodies, focusing in particular on their rule-making and standard-setting activities used to absorb crisis events and similar episodes overtime. In this regard, practices within non-State bodies in the area of manufacturing and finance are closely examined. The project also analyses the impact that State legislation and the interaction with selected State supervisory authorities may have on the functioning of those non-State bodies. REVEAL tests empirically the ability of transnational rule-makers to reinvent themselves in the aftermath of turning moments in economic history and aims at building a new theory of the resilience of private collective action. Thus, a substantial part of the tasks of the selected candidate will focus on the design, coordination and implementation of empirical research, the collection of data and their classification in a dynamic database and assist the other members of the team in their theoretical and empirical work on the resilience and transformation of non-State rule-making bodies. This is a predominantly research-related position. A 0.1 FTE will be devoted to relevant education tasks (notably supervision or master theses within the department).


Tilburg University believes that academic excellence is achieved through the combination of outstanding research and education, in which social impact is made by sharing knowledge. In doing so, we recognize that excellence is not only achieved through individual performance, but mostly through team effort in which each team member acts as a leader connecting people.

Applicants must:

  • Hold a doctoral degree in political science or law (PhD), or at least have submitted the manuscript of their dissertation, with the approval of their supervisor.
  • Have demonstrated interest and expertise in economic regulation with a focus on private regulation at the European and transnational level, as evidenced by their Ph.D., publications and other activities. Previous professional experience in empirical work on the broader area of standard-setting and/or rule-making, regulatory matters and private governance would be an asset.
  • Be results-oriented and have demonstrated ability or potential to produce and publish research in internationally renowned journals in their respective field.
  • Be familiar (or be willing to rapidly learn to work) with empirical research tools such as event studies, interviewing and dataset design, case studies, field observation, process tracing. Mastering such methods as evidenced by work in previous projects such as the PhD would be an asset.
  • Be interested in (and preferably used to) working in an interdisciplinary academic environment.
  • Be interested to occasionally undertake undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching and supervision tasks.
  • Be able to undertake certain administrative duties autonomously (e.g. organization of workshops, management of empirical projects, run a website and newsfeed, social media etc).
  • Be able and willing to work in a team and to travel for the purposes of fieldwork.
  • Be proactive and accountable, able to prioritize across responsibilities, and manage varied commitments in accordance with the rules of academic independence.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Have perfect command of English. Command of Dutch would be positively considered but is not required.
  • Be present at Tilburg University during working hours, and commit to integrate in the environment provided by REVEAL, TILEC and TILT at the Tilburg Law School.


Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment. We believe flexibility, development, and good employee benefits are very important. We make clear agreements on career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and schemes to maintain an optimum balance between work and private life. Tilburg University fosters diversity and inclusion; that is why we pursue an active policy for inclusive teams where diverse talents can flourish.

The starting gross salary varies between €3746 - €5127 gross per month (full time) based on scale 11 of the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities. Tilburg University actively promotes equal and transparent salary between men and women by strictly applying predetermined parameters based on the candidate’s experience. Employees recruited from abroad may be eligible for the 30% tax facility- this means that 30% of your salary will be paid as a tax-free reimbursement.

Tilburg University offers you an employment agreement for a fixed period of 18 months, 1,0 FTE (40 hours per week).

You are entitled to a holiday allowance amounting to 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross yearly income. If you work 40 hours per week, you receive 41 days of paid recreational leave per year.

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Additional information

More information on the vacated position can be obtained from Professor Panos Delimatsis (P.Delimatsis@tilburguniversity.edu).