Postdoc Position on Postnational Rulemaking, Amsterdam

Deadline: 31 May, 2013
Open to: applicants with completed dissertation in European private law, European public law and public international law
Remuneration: € 2.403 to € 4.418 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week


The Faculty of Law seeks to fill a position for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of postnational rulemaking. The successful candidate will work within the overarching project ‘The Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking: Views from Public International Law, European Public Law, and European Private Law’, jointly executed by three Centres of Exellence at the Faculty, i.e. the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance ACELG, the Amsterdam Center for International Law ACIL and the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law CSECL.

The project The Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking aims to provide new reflections and insights into the discussion on the legitimacy of post-national rulemaking starting from three distinct but in this project uniquely combined legal perspectives. The main objective is to relate perspectives from public international law, European public law and European private law on post-national rulemaking and to examine through a new lens questions of legitimacy and accountability that are raised by the growing importance of such rule-making.

At the core of the project lies a close multi-disciplinary dialogue between senior and junior researchers that crosses the normal boundaries of the three sub-disciplines of law involved. The successful candidate will benefit from the mentorship of distinguished professors in all three areas of law in the lively and supportive intellectual environment of the University of Amsterdam that has long enjoyed a strong, international reputation for critical innovation in legal research.

The position is full-time, fixed term for 2 years starting on 1 September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, with the possibility of an extension for an additional year.


  • Completed dissertation in European private law, European public law and public international law. Private lawyers in particular are encouraged to apply;
  • strong affinity with the core theme of the project and interest in cross-disciplinary research;
  • creative and prolific writer;
  • excellent command of English.


Salary of € 2.403 to € 4.418 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week

How to apply

Applicants are asked to submit a research proposal of approximately 1200 words in their area of law. The proposal should include a section on methodology and fit within the broader conceptual theme of the project.

To apply please submit the following items electronically to [email protected]

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Contact details of three referees

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