Specificaties - (uitleg)
|Locatie||Burgemeester Oudlaan 50|
|Functietypes||PhD positions, Postdoc positions|
|Uren||38,0 uren per week|
|About employer||Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)|
The ERC project EU-JUSTICE
Access to civil justice is of paramount importance for enforcing rights of consumers and businesses and protecting fundamental rights. Key issues in the current efforts to improve access to justice at the EU and national level are digitalisation of procedures, privatisation of justice (ADR), an increased possibility of self-representation, and specialisation of courts and procedures. This ERC Consolidator project investigates how digitalisation, privatisation, self-representation, and specialisation trends influence access to justice in the selected representative Member States, and what the repercussions are for the emerging EU civil justice system. Five important jurisdictions identified for this project are Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, and the United Kingdom (England and Wales).
For this project, Erasmus School of Law is looking for five researchers that have a passion for research, enjoy an international and multidisciplinary approach and environment, are independent thinkers ánd team players. The project is fully financed by the European Research Council under its ERC Consolidator scheme (funding ID 726032). While the financed project proposal is leading, the researchers will have the freedom to further develop their research project. The project is led by Prof. dr. Xandra Kramer (PI).
Project website: http://www.euciviljustice.eu/
PI website: http://www.xandrakramer.eu/
1 Postdoc, 4 years – Subproject digitalisaton of civil procedure (ODR)
1 Postdoc, 4 years – Subproject privatisation of civil justice (ADR)
1 Postdoc, 3 years – Subproject self-representation
1 PhD candidate, 4 years (with probation period of 14 months) – Subproject digitalisation and ODR
1 PhD candidate, 4 years (with probation period of 14 months) – Subproject court specialisation
For required qualifications for each of the positions see attachment
These positions come with good employment conditions, compliant with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU).
The position of the two PhD-candidates begins with a temporary employment contract for 14 months in which the candidate’s suitability is evaluated. If the candidate is suitable, then an additional contract of 34 months follows, leading to a total appointment of 4 years. The salary of the PhD-candidates is in accordance with the doctoral candidate scale of the CAO NU. For a full-time appointment, the salary of the PhD-candidates is € 2,174 gross per month during the first year, which will increase annually up to € 2,779 gross per month in the fourth year. The two PhD-candidates will take part in the educational programme of Erasmus Graduate School of Law (EGSL). Also, the support and evaluation structure of EGSL applies.
The position of the three postdocs starts also with a temporary employment contract, i.e. for 12 months. The salary of the postdocs is in accordance with the postdoc scale of the CAO NU. For a full-time appointment, the salary of the postdocs is € 3,400 gross per month during the first year, which will increase annually up to € 3,756 gross per month in the fourth year.
In addition, the attractive employment package for each position includes an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, generous leave provisions for a healthy work-life balance, a good pension scheme, excellent options for collective insurance, and a provision for the use of the Internet at home. The employee may also use a number of campus facilities, such as sports facilities and the library.
Dienstverband: Temporary, 4 years (probation of 12/14 months)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
A melting pot of talent, internationally-oriented, and highly engaged in society; this is Erasmus University Rotterdam. Erasmus University Rotterdam is a university with 25,000 students and nearly 2,500 employees developing academic knowledge in Rotterdam and applying it worldwide. Employment at Erasmus University Rotterdam means working in an ambitious university with plenty of room for personal development and individual initiative.
More than 4,000 students attend Erasmus School of Law (ESL), and the School has around 350 employees. ESL provides bachelor’s degree programmes in Law, Tax Law and Criminology, with education focusing on active academic learning. Students can subsequently choose from 15 master’s degree programmes. For students who have greater ambitions, there is also a Master of Laws – Post-master’s Programme (Dutch: mr.drs.): a double study programme in economics and law. Upon completion of a master’s degree, the Erasmus School of Law (in collaboration with the Erasmus Academy and others) offers several post-graduate tracks.
The fundamental premise underlying academic research conducted at ESL is that law cannot be considered in splendid isolation or as an end in itself. It is imbedded in an economic and social context that shapes law. At the same time, law itself shapes society and defines economic relationships. In line with this vision, the mission of ESL is to conduct innovative research on the function of law in its economic and social context. ESL research has a strong social and business-driven orientation. ESL is committed to promoting international and interdisciplinary research. More information on the ESL research programmes,can be found at:https://www.esl.eur.nl/research/egsl/
Brief description subprojects
Subproject 1: digitalisation and ODR (1 postdoc and 1 PhD position)
This subproject focuses on the digitalisation of civil procedure and the conduct of court proceedings in the context of access to justice. It consists of normative, comparative and empirical research and aims at developing a normative framework for accessible civil procedures that meet the demands of procedural justice. The PhD project will focus on the implementation and the functioning of the ODR Regulation in the selected Member States with a view to improving access to justice and is also closely connected to subproject 2 on ADR.
Subproject 2: privatisation (ADR) (1 postdoc position)
This postdoc project studies the privatisation of justice (in particular consumer ADR) in the EU and the selected Member States in particular. It gives a critical appraisal of the gains for and threats to access to justice and the judicial system as a whole on the basis of normative, comparative, and empirical research. It will provide a framework and define the parameters for further development of a sustainable ADR mechanism in the EU along with the existing consumer-oriented small claims court system.
Subproject 3: self-representation (1 postdoc position)
This postdoc project will scrutinise the self-representation trend against the background of access to justice. On the basis of normative, comparative and substantial (primarily qualitative) empirical research, it will evaluate how self-representation changes procedural dynamics between courts and parties as well as the repercussions for the effectiveness of litigation and procedural justice as components of access to justice.
Subproject 4: court specialisation (1 PhD position)
This PhD project investigates the court specialisation trend focusing on commercial courts in selected Member States. On the basis of desk and field research it will assess the contribution of specialisation to access to justice and give recommendations. As a counterbalance to commercialisation, it will take into account the role of small claims (consumer) courts and will interact with the increase in ADR
The start date of the project will probably be 1st September 2017 at the latest.
More information about Erasmus University and Erasmus School of Law can be found on www.eur.nl/ and www.esl.eur.nl/. Information about the educational programme of EGSL can be found on https://www.esl.eur.nl/egsl/doctoral_programme/educational_programme/. See also the PhD Guide on https://www.esl.eur.nl/fileadmin/ASSETS/frg/ESL_Research/EGSL/EGSL_PhD_Guide.PDF
For more information about the project, please contact Prof. mr. dr. X.E. (Xandra) Kramer at email@example.com or +31104081628
For more information about the selection procedure and provisions for applicants, please contact Dr. Henk Bolk, manager Human Resources a.i., at firstname.lastname@example.org or +31104081603
Your application must be written in English and should be accompanied by the following documents:
Letter of motivation, including information on your present situation (max. 2 pages)
CV, including in particular information on
Education + diplomas
Grades, grants, prizes
Publications, where possible with links to online open access sources
Names and contact information of at least two referees
Proof of your degree, including grade transcript of your Master study (PhD-candidates) or doctorate (postdocs)
Sample of your own work (e.g. thesis, paper, published article)
For the postdoc positions: a draft research outline and agenda of maximum 1000 words on the subproject you prefer to take up.
It is possible to apply for more than one project, but please clearly indicate in your letter if you do so.
If you apply for one or more of these position, please explicitly mention the vacancy number. The vacancy numbers are:
Postdoc subproject 1 digitalization of civil procedure (ODR): AT-134572-10.03
Postdoc subproject 2 privatization of civil justice (ADR): AT-134573-10.03
Postdoc subproject 3 self-representation: AT-134574-10.03
PhD subproject 1 ODR: AT-134575-10.03
PhD subproject 4 court specialisation: AT-134576-10.03