PhD researchers Groningen Graduate School of Law (8.0 FTE)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 22 Apr 2020

The PhD researcher performs research and takes part in the PhD training programme of the GGSL. The PhD researcher also has teaching responsibilities. There will be ample opportunity to take part in international conferences and (inter)national workshops and seminars. Training as well as teaching responsibilities are laid down in a personal training and supervision plan.

The Faculty of Law offers 8 positions for employee PhD researchers. The PhD researchers participate in the Groningen Graduate School of Law (GGSL). The GGSL organizes training for students of the research masters as well as the PhD researchers and provides for a stimulating and inspiring intellectual environment. By the national accreditation committee it was praised for the way it supports and supervises PhD researchers from the start of their PhD trajectory up to the ceremony.

The PhD researcher will be employed in one of the six departments of the faculty and will carry out his/her research in one of the following research programmes:
1. Effective Criminal Law
2. Law on Energy and Sustainability
3. Protecting European Citizens and Market Participants
4. Transboundary Legal Studies
5. User-friendly Private Law
6. Public Interests and Private Relationships
7. Public Trust and Public Law.

The candidate should write his or her own research proposal and the proposal has to fit within one of the above mentioned research programmes. Four PhD positions are reserved for the so called ‘focus areas’ of the sector plan for the Faculty of Law ( ). These proposals should not only be related to the research programmes but also fall within the focus areas. These focus areas are: Re-thinking public interests in private relationships and Empirical Legal Research.

The focus area Re-thinking public interests in private relationships, from the background of paradigmatic shifts in the public and private domains, requires innovative and pro-active research on new regulatory models, institutions and instruments, oriented towards contributing to the solution of a number of urgent societal problems.

The focus area Empirical Legal Research focuses on conducting, collecting and integrating empirical research on the consequences of law across different legal fields. Research focuses on the effects of law on: the users of legal procedures; the level of public trust in the justice system; and the safeguarding of public interests in private relationships.

Candidates who want to apply for one of the four positions in these focus areas should clarify if and how the research fits with one of these focus areas.

For more information about the content of the focus areas, please contact:
• Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi (Rethinking), Professor of Law and Governance, , tel. +31 (0)50 36 35687
• Marc Hertogh (ELS), Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, , tel. +31 (0)50 36 35674 (please do not use for applications)

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