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PhD Fellow European competition law

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15 april 2019
19 mei 2019

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The Department of European Law has a vacancy for a

PhD Fellow European competition law (1,00 FTE)  

Key responsibilities
To conduct doctoral research on the basis of an individual research proposal, to be developed further by the PhD Fellow, in the area of EU competition law and to teach courses in the field of EU law.

The doctoral research will be part of the faculty research programme, The Progression of EU law: accommodating change and upholding values. The research will be conducted under the supervision of one of the Department’s professors.

  • Conduct independent high-quality scientific research leading to the degree of PhD;
  • Participate in and organise scientific activities within the framework of the research project (lectures, conferences, seminars);
  • Publish one or more articles in the course of the research in (international) journals;
  • Teach courses in the field of European law at bachelor and master level; Supervise students’ work on writing theses and papers.

Selection criteria

  • The section European Law is looking for an enthusiastic PhD Fellow who graduated in European law;
  • Who has Affinity with the above-mentioned tasks, flexibility, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team are required attributes;
  • With professional experience in EU competition law, in addition to academic excellence, is not expected, but is appreciated;
  • A completed Master’s degree in law with a specific focus on European law;
  • A keen and demonstrable interest in European law and European competition law in particular;
  • Research qualities demonstrated by a final dissertation and/or publications;
  • Teaching experience is not a requirement, but is considered an advantage;
  • An excellent command of the English language, knowledge of the Dutch language is a strong asset.

Our organisation
With over 5,000 students and 450 members of staff, Leiden Law School is one of the largest faculties in the Netherlands. Yet, in all its diversity, it is still known for its ability to provide education on a small scale. The Faculty focuses on multi-faceted high-level teaching and research, both nationally and internationally. It does so by working with talented people and stimulating and supporting them in their professional and personal ambitions. The Faculty is housed in the beautifully restored Kamerlingh Onnes Building on the Steenschuur in Leiden. Working for the Leiden Law School means working in an inspiring scientific environment. For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/law.

The Department of European Law of Leiden Law School offers courses in the Bachelor’s Law Programme, the LLM Programme in European Law and the Advanced LLM Programme in European and International Business Law. Its research activities cover all aspects of European law.

Terms and conditions
The appointment will be for a period of six years, with the possibility for premature termination: at the end of the second year and at the end of the fourth year an evaluation will take place in order to decide on a renewal of the contract. In this evaluation the progress made towards completion of the PhD project, the progress in teaching skills, and participation in the PhD Training Programme will be assessed. The appointment will be under the terms of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

This is a full-time position; the starting date is 1 October 2019 at the latest.

Salary scale in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Initial gross monthly salary is 2,709 per month (scale 10, salary number 0) and will be increased yearly up to a maximum of € 3,389 in year six.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

The PhD Fellow will take part in the PhD Training Programme and, unless the successful candidate already possesses this qualification or its equivalent, shall obtain the University Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

For more information regarding this position you may contact Ms. Pauline Vincenten, +31 (0)71 5278905 / email:

Please submit online your application no later than 19 May 2019 via the blue button in our application system. Besides your CV, applicants should submit a cover letter stating their motivation for this position, which can be addressed to Professor S.C.G. Van den Bogaert.

The selection procedure will take place between 21 and 23 May. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for 28 May 2019. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated

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