08 May 2013

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels
One PhD scholarship and one Postdoctoral scholarship in Human Rights Law
Deadline for application: 31 May 2013

PhD scholarship
Within the framework of an interdisciplinary research project coordinated by the Centre on Migration, Asylum and Multiculturalism (MAM-ULB), the Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy and the Legal Section of the Institute for European Studies (ULB) offer one PhD scholarship in Human Rights Law.

The interdisciplinary research project (ARC – Action de Recherche Concertée) 'Under the Paradigm of the Merit and the Cultural Conformity. The New Integration and Migration Policies in Europe' is coordinated by Andrea Rea and Dirk Jacobs (Social Sciences, GERME), Emmanuelle Bribosia (Law, Institute for European Studies) and Isabelle Rorive (Law, Perelman Centre), Assaad Azzi and Laurent Licata (Unity of Social Psychology), Benoît Pilet (Political Science, CEVIPOL), Gilles Van Hamme (Geography, IGEAT).

The topic of the PhD relates to the paradoxical use of the equality principle in antidiscriminatory and integration policies. Detailed information about this project can be found here.

Duration of the contract: 4 years (1 October 2013 – 30 September 2017), one year contract, renewable three times.
Place: Brussels, Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy and Institute for European Studies.
Salary: PhD grant of ca. €1,700/month.

Requirements
• Master in Law (120 ECTS), granting admission to a PhD in Law.
• Excellent skills in French and very good skills in English (written and oral).
• A diploma in another field than law (philosophy, sociology, political science) will be considered as an asset.
• Experience in human rights law (e.g. research activity or internship) will be considered as an asset.

Tasks
• Completion of a PhD.
• Participation in the research activities of the centres (e.g. participation in seminars, international conferences, presentation of papers).
• Contribution to administrative tasks.

How to apply
Interested applicants are invited to send the following documents to Mrs Sylvie Riche at
sriche@ulb.ac.be (cc: irorive@ulb.ac.be, ebribo@ulb.ac.be):
• A letter of application
• Your CV
• A writing sample in French and/or English (published or unpublished material)

by 31 May 2013, 23:59 CET.

Procedure
Selected candidates will be interviewed in Brussels on Monday 10 June 2013. If necessary, a second round of interviews will take place on Thursday 13 June 2013. For additional information, please contact prof. E. Bribosia at ebribo@ulb.ac.be and prof. I. Rorive at irorive@ulb.ac.be.


Postdoctoral scholarship
Within the framework of the Inter-University Attraction Pole project 'The Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration: Toward a Users’ Perspective', the Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy and the Legal Section of the Institute for European Studies (ULB) offer one Postdoctoral scholarship in Human Rights Law.

This research project departs from the observation that both rights holders and duty bearers in human rights law are confronted with a multitude of provisions differing in scope, focus, legal force and level of governance. This non-hierarchical accumulation of provisions has resulted in a complex and uncoordinated legal architecture that might hamper effective human rights protection. In this context, the core research objective of the proposed network is the study of human rights as an integrated body of law from a user perspective.

This project is coordinated by several professors in five different Belgian and one Dutch university: Eva Brems (UGent), Dirk Voorhoof (UGent), Yves Haeck (UGent), Koen De Feyter (UA), Paul De Hert (VUB), Stefaan Smis (VUB), Sébastien Van Drooghenbroeck (FUSL), Emmanuelle Bribosia (ULB) & Isabelle Rorive (ULB), Barbara Oomen (Utrecht University).

For more information on the HRI project which started in October 2012, visit the project website of (in particular work packages 1, 2, 3 and 6).

Duration of the contract: 2 years, starting on 1 October 2013 (1 year, renewable one time).
Place: Brussels, Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy and Institute for European Studies.
Salary: Post doc. grant of ca. €2,200/month.


Requirements
• PhD in law.
• Excellent language skills in English and in French (written and oral).
• A diploma in philosophy, sociology or political sciences will be considered as an asset.
• Experience in human rights law will be considered as an asset.

In addition, the position is subject to the following conditions:
• Between 1 October 2010 and 30 September 2013, the time of residence in Belgium should not exceed 24 months.
• Between 1 October 2010 and 30 September 2013, no principal activity should have been carried out in Belgium for more than 24 months.
• Prior postdoctoral grants in Belgian universities should not exceed 36 months

Tasks
• Research activities within the scope of the HRI project and contribution to collective research.
• Organisation of an international conference (May 2014) and PhD seminars.
• Contribution to administrative tasks and coordination with other HRI partners.

How to apply
Interested applicants are invited to send the following documents to Mrs Sylvie Riches at riche@ulb.ac.be (cc: irorive@ulb.ac.be, ebribo@ulb.ac.be):
• A letter of application
• Your CV
• A writing sample in English and/or French (published material)
by 31 May 2013, 23:59 CET.


Procedure
Selected candidates will be interviewed in Brussels on Monday 10 June 2013. If necessary, a second round of interviews will take place on Thursday 13 June 2013. For additional information, please contact prof. E. Bribosia at ebribo@ulb.ac.be and prof. I. Rorive at irorive@ulb.ac.be.

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