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Meijers PhD position in Law or Criminology

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28 januari 2020
31 maart 2020

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The Graduate School of Leiden Law School has a vacancy for a

Meijers PhD position in Law or Criminology

Project description
The Graduate School currently has a Meijers PhD position in Law or Criminology, and welcomes proposals that fit one of the 8 research programmes of Leiden Law School. The PhD position is available from September 1st 2020. 

Selection criteria

  • The Meijers PhD position is open for candidates inside and outside Leiden Law School. Candidates must have completed a LL.M, Master Criminology, or another relevant graduate programme, with excellent grades. Special emphasis is placed on the grading of the thesis and other advanced, independent educational elements in addition to relevant methodology courses;
  • Applicants may apply for the PhD position before the accomplishment of their master degree. This applies only if the degree is expected to be achieved at the end of the academic year 2019-2020;
  • Before the proposal is submitted, the candidate establishes contact with the envisaged super­visor (professor), appointed at Leiden Law School, and comes to an agreement regarding supervision; a letter of recommendation of the envisaged supervising professor has to be attached to the application form (compulsory).

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 the website of the faculty.

The Meijers Research Institute and Graduate School is the research institute of Leiden Law School.  Research at Leiden Law School means research at the highest level. Leiden Law School has eight research programmes.

Terms and conditions
We offer a full-time position for a period of initially one year, with an extension of three years after positive evaluation of progress and skills development, leading to the successful completion of a PhD thesis. Salary ranges from € 2.325 in the first year, increasing to € 2.972 gross per month in the final year. (pay scale P in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

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. For more information, see our employment conditions.

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

Enquiries can be made to Dean of PhD-studies, Jean-Pierre van der Rest, email promovendidecaan@law.leidenuniv.nl. If you have any enquiries about the procedure, please contact the Executive Director of the Graduate School, Laura Lancée, email Meijersinstituut@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Information on the advanced research qualification and research programmes of the Graduate School of Legal Studies can be found on the website

Please submit online your application no later than 31 March 2020 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online:

  • The registration form;
  • A letter of motivation;
  • A CV;
  • A letter of recommendation of your envisaged supervising professor.

Selected applicants will be requested to elaborate their research proposal (deadline June 1st 2020). The selection committee invites the selected candidates for an interview mid-June.

Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated.

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