The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University is looking for a PhD researcher – Criminal law and/or...

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 31 Aug 2022

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

We offer a 1.0 fte contract for a period of 4 years, starting preferably as per 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Continuation after the first year is dependent upon a positive evaluation.

The full-time gross monthly salary amounts to € 2.443,00 in the first year according to salary scale PhD (‘promovendus’), increasing to € 3.122,00 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 www.maastrichtuniversity.nl  > About UM > Working at UM .


PREPARING AN APPLICATION

When submitting a proposal the following conditions apply:

  • each candidate will contact, preferably in an early stage, a professor or associate professor of the department Criminal Law and Criminology who will act as the promotor of the proposed PhD research.

An application consists of:

  • a fully elaborated proposal drafted in English or Dutch (according to the language in which the dissertation will be written), using the application form (see below);
  • a detailed CV, including – if applicable – relevant publications;
  • academic transcript of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and list of grades;
  • if the dissertation will be written in English, proof of the English language level (being a native speaker, having completed a university degree in the English language or having passed a IELTS or TOEFL test; a IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.5 in writing or an internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with no less than 23 in writing is sufficient);
  • a motivation letter;
  • contact details of two references;
  • the master thesis or, if applicable, another substantial piece of English or Dutch writing.

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;
  • feasibility (both in terms of research setup and budget);
  • match between the proposal and the MICS research programme.

If you recognize yourself in the profile and are interested in the position, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. The application period closes on 31 August 2022.

Please send your application to pzfdrvacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl . When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number AT2022.247.

PhD Positions Faculty of Law Maastricht University 2022

Application Form

Please attach the following documents to this application form

1.    Detailed CV, including – if applicable – relevant publications;

2.    academic transcript of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and list of grades;

3.    if the dissertation will be written in English, proof of the English language level (being a native speaker, having completed a university degree in the English language or having passed a IELTS or TOEFL test; a IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.5 in writing or an internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with no less than 23 in writing is sufficient);

4.    a motivation letter;

5.    contact details of two referees;

6.    the master thesis or, if applicable, another substantial piece of English or Dutch writing.

Registration form

1a. Details of PhD candidate

-Name, title(s):

-Graduation date:

-University, Department (or Institute

-Address for correspondence:

-Telephone:

-E-mail:

1b. Title of research proposal

The Legal Regulation of FGM/C in India

1c.Abstract

Max. 100 words*

1d. Dissertation supervisors

Please state the names and positions of the envisaged supervisors (at least one) for the proposed PhD research project.

1e. Status

Have you already started your PhD research? If so, when did you start?

Research proposal

2a.Problem statement

Please explain background of the proposal and the scientific and/or societal problem you intend to address in your research.

Max. 500 words*

2b. Research question

Describe the main research question and the sub-questions.

Max. 300 words*

2c. Research design and methodology

Please describe the proposed research and its objectives. Specify the research design, the methods and explain the link between the proposed research questions and the methodology

Max. 1,000 words*

2d. Literature

Please explain how your research is situated in the existing literature.

Max. 400 words*

2e. Innovativeness

Please explain how your research will contribute to the existing body of knowledge.

Max. 200 words*

2f. Academic and societal impact

What is the importance of the research for the academic discipline and beyond? How can results be applied in other research areas? How can results be of interest to society, policy-makers, stakeholders, business, etc.

Max. 200 words*

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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