Meijers PhD Position (1,0 fte)

Meijers PhD Position (1,0 fte)

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17 Jan 31 Mar Leiden

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Job description

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 2023. Closing date for application is March 31st 2023, 23.59 hrs. The appointment will be initially a temporary one for a period of one year. Upon a satisfactory performance outcome, the appointment will be extended for a period of another three years.


Leiden University


  • 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 2022-2023;
  • 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. The candidate attaches a letter of intent of the envisaged supervising professor, declaring the willingness to act as supervisor and mentioning the envisaged second supervisor (compulsory).

Conditions of employment

Terms and conditions
  • We offer a full-time position for 1,0 fte (38 hours per week);
  • The appointment as a PhD candidate will be for a period of four years (initially for a period of 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. The appointment will be under the terms of the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) of Dutch Universities;
  • The gross monthly salary is set on € 2.541,- in the first year, increasing to € 3.247,- gross per month in the final year;
  • 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. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at
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Enquiries can be made to Dean of PhD-studies ( If you have any enquiries about the procedure, please contact the Executive Director of the Graduate School, Mr. Sven Bontje (

Information about the Graduate School and about Leiden University at

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


Leiden Law School

Leiden Law School is located in Leiden and The Hague. With more than 6500 students and around 650 staff, it is one of the largest university faculties in the Netherlands. The faculty focuses on innovative multidisciplinary research and educational programmes that are constantly renewed in response to issues in society. Our faculty is large enough to make a difference nationally and internationally, yet small enough to offer personalised education. This is how we contribute to a safe and sustainable world, each and every day. For more information: Leiden Law School - Leiden University.


The Meijers Research Institute and Graduate School

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.


  • PhD
  • Law
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2541—€3247 per month
  • University graduate
  • 13341



Steenschuur 25, 2311EZ, Leiden

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