Tilburg Law School is looking for PhD researchers (6) positions.
The Tilburg Graduate Law School (TGLS) of Tilburg Law School is committed to training top law students from around the globe whose academic work helps to solve today’s societal problems, to address new legal challenges and to become excellent researchers. The mandate of the TGLS is to ensure and monitor the overall quality of the Research Master and PhD program. As such, the TGLS is responsible for the training and guidance of its Research Master students and of the PhD researchers. TGLS is now offering six positions.
OVERVIEW: The research mission of Tilburg Law School is to understand and improve the role of law in tackling societal problems now and in the future, particularly those connected with globalization and rapid economic, social, cultural and technological change. The research of Tilburg Law School is conducted in an organization that fosters diversity. In addition to jurists, international and national researchers from other disciplines, including economics, psychology, ethics and philosophy participate in the various research programs. Although they are uncommon in the field of legal research, we are convinced that internationalization and interdisciplinarity have become permanent characteristics of the study of law, because they:
- hold the answers that legal science discipline can give to the questions raised by the changing context in which we live. European integration, the global economy, the multicultural society and the ever-increasing role of non-state actors are putting pressure on the dominant role of the nation-state and national law.
- are crucial factors in the process of the scientification of the law – a process in which Tilburg plays a pioneering role. Although law is much less of a universally integrated academic discipline than, for instance, economics, significant strides have been taken over the years, first towards internationalization, and now towards interdisciplinarity.
- afford new opportunities to make our academic activities relevant in the public debate.
QUALIFICATIONS: You are an outstanding student, who has an excellent command of English and who has completed a Master in Law or a Master in relating multidisciplinary fields like Law and Economics, Law and Technology, Law and Labour Law, Politics and Public Administration or Victimology. Research Master’s program students are especially encouraged to apply.
EMPLOYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment. The selected candidates will initially be appointed for 16 months. Upon positive evaluation after one year, the contract will be extended up to three years and 2 months. Selected candidates will be ranked in the Dutch university employment system (UFO). The starting gross salary is Euro 2062,- per month (for a full-time appointment) based on the PhD salary scale of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities. Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The Faculty will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation. The university offers very good fringe benefits (it is one of the best non-profit employers in the Netherlands), such as an options model for terms and conditions of employment and excellent reimbursement of moving expenses.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For information on the documents required to apply, please go to ‘PhD Vacancies’ on our webpage http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/tgls. Applications which do not include all documents required will not be considered.
Only online applications will be accepted. The application must be submitted not later than Tuesday, 14 May 2013 by using the URL at the bottom of the webpage. Applications will be selected by a selection committee between May 27 and June 6. The interviews will be held on Wednesday, 12 June 2013.
FURTHER INFORMATION: For information on Tilburg Graduate Law School, please visit http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/tgls. For any remaining questions, applicants can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.