The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University is seeking to recruit a PhD Researcher within the Department of International and European Law as of 1 September 2011.

The researcher will be recruited within the framework of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network, DREAM. Research within the DREAM Network focuses on how the rights contained in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities can be transformed into practical applications.

PhD researcher on The Challenges and Consequences of Implementation of the UN CRPD for the European Union, with a focus on accessibility.

Article 9 of the UN CRPD imposes an obligation on States Parties to “ensure to persons with disabilities access, on an equal basis with others, to the physical environment, to transportation, to information and communication, including information and communications systems, and to other facilities and services open or provided ot the public”. The EU concluded the Convention at the end of 2010, and is consequently bound by this obligation, as well as the other provisions of the Convention that address accessibility.

Salary and Benefits for this Position
The researchers will be appointed on a full-time (38 hours per week) fixed term contract for a period three years, including a six-month internship at an organisation that is an associated partner in the DREAM Network.

The recruited researcher will be a Marie Curie Fellows and will profit from all Marie Curie benefits, including travel, living, mobility and career exploratory allowances.
Monthly salary: € 2.042, gross per month in the first year, rising to € 2.492, gross per month in the third year.

For more information on the general terms of employment at Maastricht University, visit and select “prospective employees”.

Applications should include:
• clear indication of the position or positions applicant is applying for;
• motivation letter;
• Curriculum Vitae;
• certified transcripts of results of Masters’ degree in law;
• two recent reference letters sent directly by the referees via mail;
• all non-native English speakers must pass the academic IELTS (minimum score: 7.5) or TOEFL internet-based (minimum score: 113) tests;
• in addition, all applicants must submit a first draft of a research proposal for the Ph.D. they are applying for as outlined in this job announcement. The proposal must be submitted on the form attached to this announcement. The successful applicants are expected to refine the research proposal, in consultation with their future academic supervisors at Maastricht University, prior to taking up their positions;
• More information on Academic Transfer;
• Fill in the application form you will find here or Academic Transfer.

Formal applications should be sent to the DREAM Initial Training Network consortium at (not to Maastricht University). Any personal information or evidence submitted may be shared with members of the DREAM Supervisory Board as well as with Maastricht University.

Note: Application deadline to the PhD researcher opening in Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, Netherlands is Friday 31 March 2011.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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