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Post-doc in EU External Relations Law and Common Foreign and Security Policy, University of Groningen

Publish Date: Mar 20, 2021

Deadline: Mar 31, 2021

Job description

The postdoc position forms part of the interdisciplinary EU Horizon 2020 project Envisioning a New Governance Architecture for a Global Europe (ENGAGE) which is implemented together with 12 other academic institutes in Europe.

The postdoc will be able to do independent research on parts of the project, in particular the work-packages related to the EU’s foreign, security and defence policy (CFSP and CSDP), will partly manage the project, and will actively participate in this international network.


We are looking for an early-career scholar who has a strong research record, has knowledge of EU external relations law and the EU’s foreign and security policy, and is interested in working in an interdisciplinary project. The candidates meet the following requirements:

  • PhD degree in European Law, preferably focusing on EU external relations law and policy and Common Foreign and Security Policy
  • relevant publication record demonstrating your ability to publish international academic publications
  • clear interest in working together with colleagues all over Europe
  • ability to manage collaborations with partners at the other participating institutions
  • ability to communicate verbally and in written form in English
  • ability to work independently and manage joint research activities
  • team player with good communication skills.


Since its founding in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. We encourage the 35.000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Among the best research universities in Europe, we join forces with prestigious partner universities and networks around the world, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

The Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law ( is a modern, (inter)nationally oriented institution which builds on a longstanding tradition of more than four centuries. The faculty has the ambition to measure itself with the best law faculties in Europe. It offers several (inter)national Bachelor and Master programmes and with more than 4.900 students and almost 400 staff members, the faculty forms a vibrant community. The faculty is situated in the vibrant city centre of Groningen, only 2 hours from Amsterdam and Schiphol airport.

The European and Economic Law department

The European and Economic Law department of the University of Groningen is built around the first chair of European law in The Netherlands. The department strives for the highest level of research and education in all aspects of European law. The aim is to provide students of the Faculty of Law with a complete overview of European Union law and that of the European Convention on Human Rights. The emphasis is on the relationship between European law and the national and international legal systems. Within the framework of the research programme ‘Protecting European Citizens and Market Participants’ (, staff of the European and Economic Law department have built up a strong reputation for publishing in national and international top journals.

The European and Economic Law group is an enthusiastic team consisting of younger and more senior staff, with a mixed Dutch and international background. It covers the whole spectrum of European law.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

  • a salary of a minimum of € 3,353 and a maximum salary of € 3,746 gross per month on a full-time basis in accordance with your experience
  • a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus
  • 232 holiday hours per calendar year for full-time employment
  • participation in a pension scheme for employees
  • a temporary appointment for a specified period of 2 year.

Preferable starting date is 1 August 2021


Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae.

You can submit your application until 31 March 11:59pm / before 1 April 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form, please see: 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


Prof. Ramses Wessel, Head of the Department of European and Economic Law,

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

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