Ronan Harty Newman Fellowship in New Frontiers of Competition Law

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Ireland,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Nov 2021

As part of its programme to provide postdoctoral research opportunities for scholars of proven academic excellence, University College Dublin is pleased to announce the Ronan Harty Newman Fellowship in New Frontiers of Competition Law. This Newman Fellowship is established with the generous support of the Law School alumnus, Mr. Ronan Harty. The Newman Fellow will be based in the Sutherland School of Law.

UCD Sutherland School of Law is the leading Law School in Ireland and is currently the highest ranked Law School in Ireland in the Times Higher World rankings. As a European Law School in Ireland with an international outlook, the School's distinctive mission is to support and lead on the transformative potential of law for contemporary societies.

Project Background: This project is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with experience and expertise in competition law. The object of the project is to appraise to what extent the goals and rules of competition law should be reconceptualized in light of two major challenges for competition law enforcement: the role of competition law in defining and challenging the power of actors in the digital space and the role of competition law in realising societal objectives of sustainability. The aim of the project is to be forward looking while examining the distinct but related phenomena of technological change and the growing importance of sustainable growth. The aim is to contribute to ongoing debates in these two fields which are often treated as distinct despite them transcending specific jurisdictions and raising profound issues for competition law and its purpose in society.

Applications are invited from candidates who hold a doctoral degree in Competition Law. The successful applicant will have published in relevant high impact journals (commensurate with their level of research experience). Candidates must possess a PhD (have completed and passed their Viva before commencement of the post) and be able to demonstrate a track record in their career too. We are especially encouraging competition law researchers with a focus on sustainability, or digital policy to apply. Interest/experience in coordinating or organising symposia/speaker series, academic social media, working paper series, and similar outreach events desirable. We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy. The university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult UCD’s equality, diversity and inclusion policies here

The Fellowship comes with a generous tax-free stipend of €35k p.a. Fellows must register as fulltime students for the duration to avail of the tax-free bursary.

How to apply:

The candidate must complete the Newman Fellowship Candidate Form and provide an updated and detailed CV and send both documents to:  with ‘Ronan Harty Newman Fellowship’ in the subject line.

Two nominated referees must separately submit their confidential reports using the Newman Fellowship Referee Form and send to:  with ‘Candidate Name Report for Ronan Harty Newman Fellowship’ in the subject line.

Further Information:

Informal enquires regarding this Fellowship may be directed to Imelda Maher ( ).


The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 17:00 on 12th November 2021.

The Fellowship start date will be arranged with the successful candidate and will ideally commence in January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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