Deadline 13 June: Post-doc position at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Post-doc position at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam


Job description

Erasmus School of Law seeks to fill a position for a post-doctoral researcher in the field of private law (contracts and torts), in the field of regulation and governance, and/or in the field of the behavioral approach to law. The successful candidate will join the EUR Research Excellence Program Behavioral Approaches to Contract and Tort.


Demands of candidates
Candidates are asked to submit a CV (possibly with one or two character references), a motivation letter, and a research proposal of about 1,000 words which fits into the research program Behavioral Approaches to Contract and Tort (BACT).


Research program
This program conducts research in how private law works in real life, how actors (individuals, organizations, society) involved think, decide and behave, what motivates them and how law tries to steer their behavior. The program addresses questions such as: what works and why? How can law reach underlying policy goals more effectively, given behavioral traits of actors involved as well as their social embeddedness? This international project has two goals: 1) marking the largely uncharted terrain of developing an interdisciplinary methodology to make behavioral policy impact analyses and 2) putting BACT in a top position in the burgeoning field of Empirical Legal Studies. As such, BACT contributes to the multidisciplinary study of behavior in markets, private law and regulation and governance (for more information, see


The post-doctoral position is designed for a scholar who has recently received his or her PhD or has set an approved date to graduate in order to:

  • execute his/her research proposal;
  • prepare a grant application for this research project (Veni NWO or ERC starting grant);
  • contribute to the joint publications of the research program;
  • organize and attend meetings, workshops and conferences;
  • contribute to the Faculty’s research program Behavioral Approaches to Contract and Tort;



We are looking for a post-doctoral candidate who has:

  • or is about to get a doctorate diploma showing proficiency in doing empirical legal studies;
  • fluency in both spoken and written English;
  • publications in international journals;
  • management skills;
  • ambition, energy, and flexibility;
  • ability to produce work of excellent quality while under pressure;
  • a keen interest – and possibly experience – in multidisciplinary social science research on private law, regulation and governance, and/or the behavioral study of law;
  • strong methodological skills (quantitative and/or qualitative).



What we have to offer

The initial contract will be for one year (1.0 fte). If you have given sufficient proof of your abilities, the temporary contract will be renewed for a further two years. The work conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU). The salary is subject to training and experience and corresponds to Scale 11 CAO NU, with a maximum of € 4,418.- gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract.

The EUR has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8.0%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and 41 annual vacation days in case of a full workweek.


An assessment will form part of the selection procedure.



Erasmus University Rotterdam

The expertise of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is concentrated in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, History, Culture and Communication, and Philosophy. In addition to the initial degree programs and scientific research, the University offers specific postgraduate study programs and courses. Erasmus University Rotterdam has around 25,000 students and some 2,500 staff members.



More than 4,000 students study in the Erasmus School of Law, and the school has around 350 employees. Erasmus School of Law provides bachelor’s degree programmes in Law, Tax Law and Criminology, while the education focuses on active academic learning. Students can subsequently choose from 15 master’s degree programmes. For students who have greater ambitions, there is also a Master of Laws – Post-master’s Programme (Dutch: mr.drs.): a double study programme in economics and law. Upon completion of a master’s degree, the Erasmus School of Law (in collaboration with Erasmus Academy and others) offers post-graduate tracks. Research in Erasmus School of Law is organised according to themes with a focus on five research programmes. Both in its research and education, ESL obviously stresses an international and interdisciplinary approach.


Erasmus School of Law has ambitious objectives. Its academic staff works daily on reaching top places in education and research. These ambitions set demands for the organisation that assists in realising these objectives.


Additional information


Starting date: 1 September 2014


Please consult our website:


Any inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to Prof. Peter Mascini (phone +31-10-4088684; email or Prof. Michael Faure (phone + 31–10-4082193; e-mail



You may apply for this position until June 13, 2014by sending your application to:

Ms. A. Anemaat-Vorstenbos, HR advisor, email


If you apply for this position, please always mention the vacancy number 2014/05.28.



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