15 July 2020
PhD Student – Department of European, Public and International Law
Ghent University is seeking to fill one full-time position as part of the ERC-funded research project “DISSECT: Evidence in International Human Rights Adjudication”
As part of a research team that explores together evidence in international human rights adjudication, your task will be to investigate, from both a legal and a social perspective, the evidence regime developed at the African Court of Human and People’s Rights.
DISSECT’s overall intention is to support international human rights adjudicatory bodies who are always at risk of losing their legitimacy if they cannot demonstrate that they are acting logically, consistently and fairly. It also seeks to benefit victims of human rights abuse who seek international redress without knowing exactly what evidence is required of them.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- International Law
- International human rights
- Legislative Studies
- Criminal Law
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES
36 months or 48 months
This position will be filled at either doctoral or post-doctorate level, as appropriate in view of the CV and experience of the selected candidate.
- If the position is offered for doing a PhD, the post is for 48 months.
- If the selected candidate is a post-doctoral fellow, the post is for a maximum of 36 months (or less if the fellow is able to complete the project in a shorter period).
In order to be eligible, applicants must:
- Have obtained their degree (Masters for PhD position; PhD for senior research position) at the time of the application or demonstrate convincingly that they will have that degree in hand by 1 September 2020.
- Demonstrate prior familiarity with the African Court of Human and People’s Rights.
- Have a deep interest in the study of power and society.
- Be fluent in English as their main working language.
- Be in a position to spend periods of time abroad to conduct twice 3-month-long fieldwork and to participate in international conferences.
- Direct experience of the African Court.
- In-depth knowledge of the case law of the African Court.
- Experience in conducting ethnographic fieldwork or qualitative interviews, or interest in conducting these.
- An academic background that helps to interrogate questions of evidence.
- Experience in writing academic studies of publishable quality.
- Pre-existing networks relevant to the research.
- Have the ability to work independently and in a team.
- Have excellent academic presentation skills.
- Contribute towards the general well-functioning of the team.
- Have the ability to reach out to different audiences, including through the use of social media.
- Work in a meticulous way and be able to manage deadlines.
Depending on your staff employment category, different regulations covering salary, holiday pay, bonuses and insurance packages apply.
Information for university payroll staff
- Salaries are paid on the last working day on the month, forwarded to the next business day if this day is falls on the weekend or a bank holiday. Your bank details are needed for payment, and delays or additional expenses may apply for foreign transfers.
- Bonus amounts depend on your pay grade and employment rate. Holiday pay for staff can amount to 92% of the employee’s gross salary (based on April or June). End-of-year bonuses usually amount to between 53% and 70% of the November salary. Postdoctoral scholarship recipients don’t receive an end-of-year bonus.
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First Step: please send, in one single pdf file and in the listed order, the following documents:
- A cover letter (double-space, font 12, maximum four pages) outlining why you wish to be part of the DISSECT research project, what you would bring to it and, if you wish, any preliminary idea as to how you would conduct your part of the project.
- A detailed CV (including publication list if available).
- Your degree(s), including transcripts – if these documents are in a language other than English or one of three national languages (Dutch, French or German), please add a translation into one of the aforementioned languages.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- A writing sample on a related topic (10.000 words maximum, in English, ideally an academic or research paper).
Second Step: This one-file document is to be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Step:The subject line of your application email message should be written in the form of:
Application – AFRICAN COURT –
As an illustration, this could read:
Application – AFRICAN COURT – Marie-Bénédicte Dembour
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