[Netherlands] Rosalind Franklin Fellowships at the Faculty of Law, University of Groningen

Rosalind Franklin Fellowships at the Faculty of Law At the Faculty of Law, two Rosalind Franklin Fellowships are available for talented female researchers. Research and education in the Faculty of Law is carried out in the fields of constitutional law, international law, european law, criminal law, public law, civil law, company law, tax law, and a variety of interdisciplinary fields, like law and economics, philosophy of law, sociology of law, and history of law (see Faculty website, The Faculty of Law is an inspiring working environment with outstanding interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research lines.

Applicants preferably have:
a PhD degree and at least three years of post-doctoral experience
publications in international top journals of legal research
proof of independence and international recognition
experience in various working environments, for example a postdoc period abroad
experience in acquiring external funding
a research proposal with a clear vision of future legal research
teaching experience
organizational qualities and communication skills
presently a position outside this faculty.

Successful candidates will set up their own research project(s) in the area of their choice, including funds to support a PhD project, and will be expected to attract external funding. They will also contribute to the international teaching programmes within the faculty.
The fellowship, of at most five years, comprises a salary in the range of a university teacher, and a holiday allowance of 8%. The salary and the duration of the fellowship depend on experience and qualifications.

Following a favorable evaluation after at most five years, the fellow will be awarded tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor, including the ius promovendi. After a further five years another evaluation will take place and if this proves favorable, a full professorship will be awarded. The period after which tenure and full professorship will be awarded is at most five years each, but may be influenced by academic results of the fellow before and during the fellowship.

Additional information about the fellowship can be obtained from prof.dr. L.C.A. Verstappen, dean of the Faculty of Law, e-mail address: l.c.a.verstappen[ at ], Prof.dr. O. Couwenberg, vice-dean of the Faculty of Law, e-mail address: o.couwenberg[ at ], and dr. J. Houtman, administrative director of the Research School Centre for Law, Administration and Society (Centrum voor Recht, Bestuur en Samenleving – CRBS), e-mail address: j.houtman[ at ]

As an applicant, you are requested to submit:
your curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications
up to five keywords describing your research area
a three-to-five page statement of your research accomplishments and your future research goals
a letter of motivation

Applications should be sent to:
University of Groningen, Personnel and Organization Department
P.O. Box 72,
9700 AB Groningen
The Netherlands
E-mail address:

You are invited to apply before March 1st 2008; when applying for this fellowships always mention RFF-FRG. Candidates employed by the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen are eligible for a Rosalind Franklin fellowship within this Faculty only if appointed in temporary, non-tenure track positions and if they have had at least two years of employment outside this Faculty.

For further information please visit official website

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