Meijers PhD position (1 fte)

Meijers PhD position (1 fte)

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18 Jan 1 Apr Leiden

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Meijers PhD position (1 fte)

The Graduate School of Legal Studies of Leiden Law School has a vacancy for a Meijers PhD Position.

Job description

Project description
We are seeking a highly motivated and talented PhD candidate with a research proposal that fits one of the 8 research programmes of Leiden Law School. The Meijers PhD position is open for candidates inside and outside Leiden Law School. The position is available from 1 September 2024.


Leiden University


  • Applicants must have a master degree in Law, Criminology, or another relevant master degree, 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.
  • Before applying, applicants establish contact with the envisaged supervisor (professor), appointed at Leiden Law School. The supervisor and the candidate come to an agreement regarding the supervision.
  • The candidate attaches a letter of intent of the envisaged supervising professor, declaring his/her willingness to act as supervisor and indicating the envisaged second supervisor (compulsory).
  • Applicants may apply for the PhD position before the accomplishment of their master degree. This only applies if the degree is expected to be achieved before the end of the academic year 2023-2024.

Conditions of employment

The selection procedure comprises a pre-application and full proposal stage. Closing date for pre-applications is 31 March 2024 (23.59 hrs.). On the basis of received applications, a selection will be made. Selected applicants will be requested to submit a full research proposal (deadline 1 June 2024). The selection committee invites selected candidates for an interview mid-June.

With over 6.500 students and 650 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 and 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.

Research at Leiden Law School means research at the highest level. Leiden Law School has eight broad research programmes, in which researchers from different (legal) disciplines work together. This focus came about through the notion that important research questions are mostly found at the interaction between the various disciplines.

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 gross monthly salary is set on € 2.770 in the first year, increasing to € 3.539 in the final year. The appointment will be under the terms of the Dutch Universities Conditions of Employment.

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. More at

Diversity and inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are core values of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive. We therefore especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups.


  • PhD
  • Law
  • €2770—€3539 per month
  • University graduate
  • 14482



Rapenburg 70, 2311EZ, Leiden

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