Sunday, March 4, 2018

Job Opening: Groningen (PhD Positions)

The University of Groningen has issued a call for applications for two PhD positions for the research project “The Rules of Interpretation of Customary International Law.” Here's the announcement:

Open call for 2 PhD Positions for the European Research Council (ERC) Funded Research Project, “The Rules of Interpretation of Customary International Law” (TRICI-Law), University of Groningen

TRICI-Law is a research project funded through an ERC Starting Grant (on ERC StGs see here), which was awarded in 2017 to Prof. Panos Merkouris. Based at the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies of the University of Groningen, TRICI-Law is seeking two PhD Researchers, each of which will be a four-year appointment.

The research focus of the PhD positions will revolve around the theory of interpretation of customary international law, and the manner in which both international and domestic courts have approached it in their own jurisprudence (on the research focus of each position see here). The successful applicants will be appointed starting 1 May 2018 (or soon thereafter).

More information on the positions, the project, submission of applications and selection process can be found here.

Applications must be submitted by 29 March 2018 (23:59 CET).

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Panos Merkouris (