Postdoc in European Economic Law (1.0 FTE)

Postdoc in European Economic Law (1.0 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
20 Nov 17 Dec Tilburg

Job description

The Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at Tilburg University offers the following position:

Post-doc in European Economic Law

Job description

TILEC, a Center of Excellence at Tilburg University, is looking for a post-doctoral fellow working in the broader field of European economic law. The selected candidate is expected to contribute to TILEC’s world-leading research in the field and evolve in an interdisciplinary academic environment. An early record in the interaction of economic law with innovation, digitalization, standardization and/or data science will be an asset.

The holder of the position will have the following functions:

Research (0.4 FTE)

  • Actively contribute to the operationalization of TILEC’s research program on the governance of economic activity in the digital age. For this position, TILEC is particularly interested in candidates with a proven record in the interaction of economic law, standardization and innovation in Europe.
  • Pursue academically path-breaking research leading to excellent publications, in terms of originality, significance and rigor, as measured by international standards.
  • Engage in the dialogue between law and economics, especially through the elaboration and production of interdisciplinary research.
  • Be an active member of TILEC, by participating in, and organizing, TILEC events and activities, presenting and discussing research output within TILEC, and representing TILEC outside Tilburg University.
  • Offer a track record of – or a clear potential for – seeking and obtaining funding opportunities to support one’s own research and, if applicable, work on contract research autonomously or jointly with other TILEC members.

Teaching (0.5 FTE)

  • Teach and coordinate courses at the undergraduate and/or LLM programs that TILEC is involved in.
  • Cooperate with other TILEC members in developing new or modifying existing courses.
  • Coordinate and contribute to the supervision of bachelor and master theses.
  • Assist in the everyday supervision of PhD theses.
  • Administration (0.1fte)
  • Assist in some administrative tasks relating to the execution of various TILEC research projects.
  • Assist in reporting and dissemination activities.
  • Assist in and potentially lead the organization of international academic events in Tilburg and elsewhere.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals by TILEC members.

Administration (0.1 FTE)

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Hold a doctoral degree in Law (PhD), or at least have submitted the manuscript of their dissertation, with the approval of their supervisor.
  • Have a research interest and expertise in the broader areas of the TILEC research program with a distinct focus on economic regulation, as evidenced by their Ph.D., publications and other activities. Early record of interdisciplinary research (law and economics, empirical research, experimental research etc) would be an asset.
  • Be interested in (and preferably used to) working in an interdisciplinary environment with other legal scholars and economists and develop joint or independent applications for competitive grants.
  • Have demonstrated ability – or strong potential – to produce and publish research at international/world-leading levels of excellence. Early published work in the broader fields of regulation, innovation and standardization in the ICT, health or energy sectors would be an asset.
  • Be able to deliver high-quality undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in law, including in general EU law.
  • Be able to undertake certain administrative duties autonomously and preferably have some experience in undertaking such duties (e.g. organization of workshops, management of projects, etc).
  • Be able and willing to work in a team and undertake administration tasks.
  • Be proactive and accountable, able to prioritize across responsibilities, and manage varied commitments.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and strong and effective communication skills.
  • Have perfect command of English. Knowledge of Dutch would be an asset, but it is not required.
  • Be available to start working as soon as possible and no later than February 2019.
  • Be present at Tilburg University during working hours, and commit to integrate in the environment provided by TILEC and the Tilburg Law School.

Conditions of employment

Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment. The selected candidate will initially be appointed for a fixed period of two years. The contract will be renewed for another two years conditional on a positive comprehensive performance assessment at the end of the second year. Selected candidates will be ranked in the Dutch university employment system (UFO). The starting gross salary will be € 3’303 per month for a full-time appointment based on scale 10 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 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.

Employer

Tilburg Law School

Tilburg Law School (TLS) is a modern and specialized university. With a broad variety of international programmes and innovating research, the Tilburg Law School stands for high quality. Research at the Tilburg Law School is conducted in an organisation that fosters diversity. The Tilburg Graduate Law School is responsible for the training and guidance of its Research Master students and of the Faculty’s PhD researchers. With its open and inspiring atmosphere, this school is a congenial working environment.

https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/organization/working-at/

Additional information

Extra information function, besides Research (0.4 FTE and Teaching (0.5 FTE)

Administration (0.1 FTE)

  • Assist in some administrative tasks relating to the execution of various TILEC research projects.
  • Assist in reporting and dissemination activities.
  • Assist in and potentially lead the organization of international academic events in Tilburg and elsewhere.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals by TILEC members.

Specifications

  • Postdoc positions
  • Economics; Law
  • max. 40 hours per week, temporary
  • max. €3303 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 15721

Employer

Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Additional information about Tilburg University, the Tilburg Law School and TILEC can be found at www.tilburguniversity.edu. Specific information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Panos Delimatsis (p.delimatsis@uvt.nl).

Application
Applications must include

  • a curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications;
  • a motivation letter, including an indication of how the candidate expects to fit within TILEC and what he or she hopes to bring to TILEC.
  • a summary of current and future research projects (please give prospective publication dates of work currently in preparation, where appropriate)
  • the names and contact information of two referees; referees will be contacted for shortlisted candidates only.

Applications must be submitted by 17 December 2018. A first interview of short-listed candidates is expected to be held in the third week of January at Tilburg University. The interview may include a talk before TILEC members. You can apply for this vacancy only online through our vacancy site www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university/working-at/wp/.

 

Make sure to apply no later than 17 Dec 2018.