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|Functietypes||PhD positions, Legal|
|Uren||38,0 - 40,0 uren per week|
|Salaris||€ 2191 - € 2672|
|About employer||Utrecht University|
Montaigne Centre for Judicial Administration and Conflict Resolution Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology
The Utrecht School of Law will be appointing a PhD researcher in law for a period of three years. The PhD project we pursue is a comparative three year research into problem solving justice in the Netherlands and the United States/England, with a focus on the role of the judge/courts. The study will be pursued in the contexts of civil (and family law) criminal, and administrative law.
The research questions for the project are:
- What is the role of the judge in problem solving courts in the United States? What explains this role and how is it assumed to contribute to the effectiveness of problem solving justice.
- How is problem solving justice organized in the context of criminal, civil and administrative law in the Netherlands, and what is the role of the judge? What institutional conditions for success and failure of problem solving approaches have these different justice fields in common?
- What do the new approaches mean for the institutional and societal positions of judges in those specific problem solving contexts? Are they similar or different in the contexts of different legal fields?
The project, supervised by Prof Dr Philip Langbroek and Prof Dr Miranda Boone, is embedded in the research programme of Utrecht University’s Montaigne Centre and is a continuation of earlier research results.
We expect the PhD researcher to:
- engage in supervised scientific research that will ultimately result in a doctoral thesis;
- participate in the activities of the Montaigne Centre for Judicial Administration and Conflict Resolution, such as conferences and seminars;
- give presentations of the PhD research at (international) conferences and seminars and publish outcomes of this research in law journals and edited volumes;
- participate in the organisation of research activities and events, such as conferences, workshops and joint publications;
- (on a voluntary basis) engage in a limited amount of teaching on subjects within the institute of Jurisprudence, Constitutional and Administrative Law or the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology
The successful candidate should have a particular interest in legal institutions and criminal law.
Furthermore, the successful candidate should:
• have a law degree;
• have a demonstrable interest in legal institutions and multidisciplinary legal research;
• have a strong motivation to do PhD research in this area;
• have an excellent command of English; command of Dutch is an asset;
• have excellent scientific writing, planning and communication skills;
• preferably have experience with empirical methods of data gathering (surveys, interviews, observations).
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. In addition to these overall themes, the university stimulates interdisciplinary research through 'focus areas'. Utrecht University is well-connected to society and contributes to todays and tomorrows societal challenges.
The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old centre and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the Netherlands.