Rosalind Franklin Fellowship at the Faculty of Law (1.0 fte)

University of Groningen

Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is building on a longstanding tradition of four centuries. Its mission is to be an ambitious top ranking faculty of law with both education and high-quality research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the North of the Netherlands. The faculty creates and shares knowledge through outstanding education and high-quality research, benefitting to society. With more than 3400 students, the faculty is heavily involved in educating students, both Dutch and international. The faculty is a modern, broad and international institution, educating students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent lawyers.

Job description
The University of Groningen initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme to promote the advancement of talented international researchers at the highest levels of the institution. The ambitious programme has been running since 2003 and has financed over seventy Fellows.

The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is aimed at women in industry, academia or research institutes who have a PhD and would like a career as full professor in a European top research university. The Fellowship is only awarded to outstanding researchers.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish an independent, largely externally funded research programme in collaboration with colleagues at our University and elsewhere. They will also be expected to participate in and contribute to the development of the teaching programme of their discipline.

The University of Groningen has 13 tenure track positions available in this programme, currently co-funded by the European Union. We invite ambitious female academics to apply for these positions.
Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups.

A RFF position in European and Comparative Public Law
In many areas of public law, the influences of the law of the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights are significant. Environmental law, migration law, asylum and refugee law, financial services law and social security law cannot be fully understood from a strictly national perspective, but must be seen in a wider comparative context.

Therefore, the Faculty of Law (department of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Public Administration) is looking for a legal researcher in the field of European and Comparative Public Law who will develop her own research programme, fitting into the main research programme to which the department contributes: Public Trust and Public Law:, one of six the Faculty research programmes. The department already has a strong reputation in this area. It hosts the well-reputed peer-reviewed journal Review of European Administrative Law.

Within the research programme Public Trust, Public Law, (the functioning of) administrative and constitutional law is studied from both a legal and an empirical perspective. A significant part of the research is multidisciplinary in nature. The programme unites scholars from various fields, such as social security law, environmental law, (European) financial services law and migration law. The field of migration law is studied from an international and European as well as from a Dutch perspective. In the programme research is done in the field of migration law with cross-overs to health law and social security law. There are also several PhD projects enrolled in this programme. Several reputed scholars are working in the programme, like Gijsbert Vonk ( who studies social security law with a link to migration issues, Viola Bex-Reimert (, specialized on refugee and asylum law and Brigit Toebes (, a RFF fellow who studies international law and human rights with a specialization on international health law. We would welcome further research ideas to strengthen the current already excellent research profile.

The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is partly financed by the European Commission under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions FP7 MSC COFUND scheme.

• PhD degree for, preferable, at least 3 years on reference date 1 February 2017
• exemplary research record in the area of European and Comparative Public Law demonstrated by publications in international top journals and/or in peer-reviewed books
• proof of independence and international recognition
• experience in various working environments in different countries
• successful in acquiring external funding for research projects
• teaching experience or proven inclination for teaching demonstrated by tutoring/mentoring of individuals or small groups
• demonstrable organizational qualities and communication skills
• a well-founded and motivated application with an innovative research plan for the first five years and a challenging outlook for the future which takes into account the international research landscape in their field of specialization
• must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date of 1 February 2017.

Please check whether you are eligible to apply by doing the eligibility check:

Conditions of employment
Contract length: 72 months.
The University of Groningen offers a starting salary for the Rosalind Franklin Fellow/assistant professor, dependent on qualifications and relevant work experience, of a minimum of € 3,427 gross per month (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) up to a maximum of € 5,330 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a fulltime position. The salaries include an 8% holiday allowance, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in an employee pension scheme. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for the University of Groningen. The appointment of a Rosalind Franklin Fellow/assistant professor will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years. After 4-5 years of employment, there will be an assessment of performance based on established criteria, including research and teaching qualifications. If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the assistant professor will be promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. At the end of a further 4-7 year period, there will be another assessment aimed at promotion to full professor. Please visit our webpage for more information about conditions of employment: Application You may apply for this position until 31 January / before 1 February 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Applicants should submit: 1. A full curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications (file 1) 2. A letter of motivation (file 2) 3. A 3-5 page statement of research accomplishments and future research goals (file 3) 4. A list of five selected ‘best papers’ (preferably including copies) (file 4) 5. The names and contact information (including email address) of 3 referees (file 5). The application files should be sent electronically in PDF format. Applications with missing credentials will not be taken into consideration. Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
Maximum salary: 5330.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact:
Prof. Jan Jans, Vice dean of the faculty

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 216342 RFF
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