PhD vacancies


Driven by its ambition to expand its position as a leading research institute in Europe, Erasmus School of Law is recruiting.

Erasmus School of Law is recruiting for

2 fulltime PhD research positions on cyber security

In short:

  • 2 Fulltime PhD positions
  • No distraction – No obligations to teach (but possibility to teach if you want)
  • Multidisciplinary - Together with universities Leiden & Delft, and public and private actors
  • On the topical theme of cybersecurity that will prepare you for an excellent CV for either a career academia, government and industry
  • Starting is flexible based on your preferences: from June to October 2022
  • No technical cybersecurity knowledge is needed.

For more information, see this link.

There is also the possibility to carry out research as an external PhD candidate. In that case, you have to contact a professor yourself to discuss your ideas for a PhD project and he or she needs to be willing and able to supervise your project. Names and research topics are listed on the Erasmus School of Law website

Duration: Equivalent of 48 months.

Erasmus School of Law participates in the European Doctorate in Law and Economics, a joint doctoral programme by four of the leading European universities: Bologna, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Rennes 1. EDLE has 6 scholarships available, starting October 2022, application deadline 1 February 2022. All complete applications are taken into consideration for the EDLE programme. Please note that after the deadline of 1 February 2022 the EDLE Joint Selection Committee will select the candidates and the EDLE board (not the applicant!)  will assign the home university and supervisors. For more information about the programme, admission requirements and the application procedure, see

The Erasmus School of Law has been engaged for many years in a number of research and educational activities with Chinese law schools and other institutions. In order to further structure and reinforce these relations, the Erasmus China Law Centre will expand the capacity of teaching and research on Chinese law, increase our competitiveness in instigating Chinese law-related projects, and strengthen our advisory work to the government and business community. The ECLC is part of the Erasmus School of Law. Since November 2010 the Erasmus China Law Centre has been engaged in the selection process and reviewing of PhD/CSC applications from China.

Erasmus School of Law is willing to host ambitious PhD researchers who want to conduct excellent research in the field of Law or Criminology. As a PhD researcher, you will join a law school ranked in the top 50 of the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings of global law schools, which is committed to promoting excellent international and interdisciplinary research with a high positive societal impact.

For more information, see the documents below.

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