PhD positions in the Field of Public International Law, The Universiteit  van Amsterdam

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(3 PhD Positions)

All 3 PhD projects will be carried out in the framework of the Research Programme on The International Constitutional Order.

The 3 positions are funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and will be written in the context of the NWO VICI-project titled:

The emerging international constitutional order: the implications of hierarchy in international law for the coherence and legitimacy of international decision-making.

Required education/skills: University Graduate

• Qualified jurist with excellent knowledge of public international law.

For project 1 the candidate also requires an excellent knowledge of constitutional law; project 2 an excellent knowledge of private international law; and project 3 an excellent knowledge of the law of international organisations.

• Excellent writing skills; fluency in English; good working knowledge of German and/or French preferred;

• Foreign candidates will be expected to acquire working knowledge of the Dutch language within a period of two years.

- Research trainees, non-tenured lecturers, researchers(Scientific discipline: Law)

The appointment will be full time (38 hours a week) although a part-time appointment (32 hours per week) can be facilitated with the consent of the employer, for a period of four years and should lead to a dissertation.

The projects will commence on 1st February.

The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with University regulations for academic personnel, and will range from € 1,956 in the first year up to a maximum of € 2,502 in the last year.

You can apply for this job before 15th September (dd-mm) by sending your application to:

The University of Amsterdam, The Faculty of Law
Personnel Department
Dr.P.M. Kwantes
P.O. Box 1030
1000 BA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number AT 07-4031.

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Prof. Erika de Wet
Telephone number: 31 20 525 4748
E-mail address:

More information, see; PhD positions in the Field of Public International Law

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