Six PhD Positions in Law (The Netherlands) Deadline: March 18, 2019

Tilburg Graduate Law School (TGLS)

Application Deadline

March 18, 2019

Program Commencement

September 01, 2019

Duration of the Program

4 Years

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Program Details

The Tilburg Graduate Law School (TGLS) of Tilburg Law School is committed to training top law students from around the globe whose academic work helps solve today’s societal problems, to address new legal challenges and to become excellent researchers. TGLS is now looking for 6 ambitious PhD researchers. 

The research mission of Tilburg Law School is to understand and improve the role of law in tackling societal problems now and in the future, particularly those connected with globalization and rapid economic, social, cultural and technological change. The research of Tilburg Law School is conducted in an organization that fosters diversity. In addition to jurists, international and national researchers from other disciplines, including economics, psychology, ethics, and philosophy participate in the various research programs. Internationalization and interdisciplinarity have become the core characteristics of Tilburg Law School’s research.

The Ph.D. researchers will also be involved in education within their department. The extent to which amount the Ph.D. researcher spends time on research versus educational activities will be determined in consultation with the candidate. In general, candidates work four days a week on their own Ph.D. research project while one day a week is dedicated to education or research-related activities within the department.

Eligibility/ Requirements

TGLS is looking for outstanding students, with an excellent command of English and who have completed (or will complete by the end of the August) a Master in Law or a Master in adjacent fields like Law and Economics, Law and Technology, Law and Labour Law, Politics and Public Administration or Victimology.  Research Master’s program students are especially encouraged to apply.

The candidate has a strong interest in doing research and is able to formulate views, ideas, and concepts based upon complex information, as well as construct conceptual frameworks or models. With excellent writing and presentation skills, the candidates should be able to easily transfer their conducted knowledge to all kinds of target groups.

Good planning and organizing skills are necessary to complete the Ph.D. research in the expected duration. The candidate must be able to plan their activities and set goals and priorities. Acting to monitor and check the progress made on research activities must be done in the Doctoral Training and Supervision Plan. The Tilburg Graduate Law School (TGLS) and the promotor(s) provide help and guidance in this process.

Finally, the candidates should be flexible, proactive, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Application Process

Applications can only be submitted online by downloading the Tilburg Law School application form with the following documents:

  • A cover letter (including a statement of motivation),
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Research proposal (follow the format in the application form)
  • Official copy of the diploma master program
  • Official copy of the university marks (grade list)
  • One nomination letter
  • Proof of English proficiency

Please find the application form and more information here.  

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