Post-doctoral researcher in European and/or comparative administrative law (1,0 fte)

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Deadline: 31 Mar 2023

Post-doctoral researcher in European and/or comparative administrative law (1,0 fte)
Post-doctoral researcher in European and/or comparative administrative law (1,0 fte)
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16 Feb 31 Mar Maastricht

Job description

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with expertise and interest in European and/or comparative administrative law. Having recently completed their PhD, they will carry out independent and original research in European and/or comparative administrative law, will become a member of the Department of Public Law and will work closely together with Professor Mariolina Eliantonio. Depending on the specific research interest and focus, they will also become member of the Globalization and Law Network (GLaw-Net) and/or of the Maastricht Center for European Law (MCEL). In addition, the successful candidates will teach and be involved in the development of the courses taught by the Department of Public Law, in the Bachelor Programme European Law School or in the Bachelor and Master of Dutch Law as well as possibly a number of skills courses taught within the same programmes.

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2961—€4673 per month
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Maastricht University (UM)


Candidates must:

  • hold a PhD in law, with a focus in European and/or comparative administrative law.  
  • give evidence of sustained research achievements, reflected in peer-reviewed publications.
  • have a strong background and proven interest in a field of European and/or comparative administrative law. Preference will be given to candidates with a research interest and focus on the administrative governance of the EU and on one or more of the following research lines: 1) EU soft law; 2) standardization at the EU and global level; 3) effective judicial protection and access to justice in the EU multi-level legal order; 4) multi-level administrative cooperation in the EU.
  • have a strong command of English.
  • have excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills.
  • have excellent organizational skills.

Knowledge of Dutch will be considered an advantage in the selection procedure.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: two years.

As Post-doctoral researcher you are employed as researcher  level 4. You get a two-year contract for 38 hours a week (1,00 fte).

We offer a competitive salary between € 2.960,- and € 4.670,- which depends on academic qualifications and experience. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance.

Besides good primary working conditions we also offer additional benefits such as:

  • 41 leave days per calendar year when you decide to work 40 hours per week;
  • A pension scheme;
  • The option to participate in collective healthcare insurance;
  • Assistance with practical matters such as residence permit for candidates unfamiliar with the Netherlands, through Maastricht University’s Knowledge Centre for International Staff;
  • Relocation comensation
  • Applicants from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for the so-called 30% ruling, a tax cut for highly skilled migrants that applies for a maximum of five years;
  • Interesting exchange possibilities of your terms of employment (e.g., bicycle scheme).   

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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  > About UM > Working at UM .

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. 
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Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law has a strong and distinct international profile both in education and research. Our faculty is an inspiring and lively place where enthusiastic and inquisitive researchers attempt to find answers to the important legal issues of today. Researchers are able to flourish in the faculty’s vibrant academic community. They develop their own research projects, within the contours set by the faculty’s research programme ( ).

Research is focused on the study of the role of law in an increasingly globalised society. Research involves studying both institutional and substantive developments in the process of Europeanisation and globalisation and the role of the national legal order therein. This takes place by means of comparative research and research in the fields of European law, international economic law and human rights in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary context. To this end, various research methods are applied whereby more traditional methods are combined with empirical research methods.

The Faculty of Law has six departments (Private Law, Public Law, International and European Law, Criminal Law, Tax Law and Foundation and Methods of Law) and hosts eight research institutes, while many researchers of the faculty also participate in interdisciplinary interfaculty institutes ( ).

Additional information

More information on this vacancy can be obtained from Professor Mariolina Eliantonio,

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Application procedure

Applicants are asked to send their applications – letter of interest, curriculum vitae, publication list, a research plan (of max 5 pages) (including the envisaged outputs) in relation to the themes covered by the Globalisation and Law Network and the names and e-mail addresses of two persons who would be willing to provide references if asked – to  

Deadline for this vacancy is 1 April 2023. Interviews will be held in April and May 2023. The foreseen starting date is 15 August 2023.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

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