Doctoral fellow Labour Law

Last application date
Aug 31, 2019 18:00
RE23 - Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law
Employment category
Doctoral fellow
Limited duration
Master degree in Law
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

  • At least 90% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
  • You will prepare a doctoral dissertation
  • The assignment is for the duration of four academic years.

Profile of the candidate

  • You hold a master degree in Law. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • You obtained very good study results
  • You have a keen interest in academic research.

What we can offer you

  • We offer you a PhD scholarship of 2 year,  which can be extended with another 2 years after positive evaluation.
  • Your appointment will start on 1 October 2019 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale "doctoral fellowship (Dehousse fellow)” 
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch)
  • The research concerns the specific status of staff in the public sector in different countries (Belgium, The Netherlands, the UK, Sweden and Italy). The researcher shall gather a lot of foreign expertise.               

How to apply

Apply by e-mail to We do not accept late applications.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file) 
  • Your application letter in pdf format
  • A transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • Only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

More information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Alexander De Becker (, +32 9 264 68 44).