6 May deadline: PhD researcher Public Administration (1.0 fte)

PhD researcher Public Administration (1.0 fte) at Utrecht University Law School

Job description

You will participate in a research project managed by the Kompetenzzentrum für Public Management of the University of Berne in Switzerland. The subject of the PhD-studies is the functioning of courts and judges from a quality management perspective. For the participation in the research project you will participate in seminars and other scientific exchanges with the other PhD’s and project-partners in Switzerland.

The PhD research will focus on consistency of judging with a view to Legal certainty and judicial professional autonomy and independence, and in an international comparative perspective. The research is multidisciplinary, with a focus on a professional legal environment, using qualitative as well as quantitative research methods.

We are looking for a researcher with:

master of Public Administration or a legal research master. Research master graduates are preferred;
good communicative skills in presentation and in writing; publications are preferred;
basic knowledge of constitutional law and judicial organizations and ability to read jurisprudence;
knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies;
a strong interest in the justice field and in the work of the courts;
excellent command of English; additional good command of German and French is preferred;
willingness to travel in Europe.

A temporary employment of 1.0 fte in a stimulating research climate and an enjoyable working environment in the inner-city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. The salary for a full time appointment is € 2,042 gross per month in the first year and is expected to increase to € 2,492 in the third year, contingent on a satisfactory performance. Good secondary benefits.
About the organisation
With 4000 students and 500 employees the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is one of the largest faculties of Utrecht University. It is also one of the oldest and is housed in some 10 historical buildings in the centre of the city of Utrecht. Thanks to a broad range of departments, renowned research institutes and an outstandingly equipped library, the organisation is an active part of society.
Additional information
For more inquiries about the project you can contact either Prof.dr. Philip Langbroek by e-mail or telephone +31613765018 or Prof.dr. Mandy van der Velde by e-mail.
To obtain an information package including the project proposals you can contact the secretary’s office of the department SBR, either by e-mail or telephone, +31 30 253 8074.
You can apply by following the link below.
Please attach a motivation for the position and a curriculum vitae, with the form.

Apply until 06/05/2012

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