CfA: 1 Postdoctoral Research Position within the Project “Rule of law at the European periphery: (dis)incentive structures and conceptual shifts” (Deadline 15 November 2022)

12 September 2022

Call for hiring a postdoctoral researcher in the project ROLPERIPHERAL (Rule of law at the European periphery: (dis)incentive structures and conceptual shifts (Statul de drept și constituționalismul periferic: transformări conceptuale și structurale, project number PN-III-P4-PCE-2021-0319)

We are opening a competitive recruitment call for filling in a junior researcher/postdoctoral position in the project ROLPERIPHERAL (, hosted by the New Europe College and funded by the UEFISCDI (Romanian Research Funding Agency).

The position will run 24 months, from January 2023 to the end of the project in 2024 and is ideally suited for early-career academics.

The candidate must have secured his or her doctorate in law (ideally public law), political science or sociology (in topics directly related to the project theme) no later than ten years prior to January 1st 2023.
Proficiency in academic English is a must, additional working knowledge of French or German would be useful. Knowledge of Hungarian, Polish, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian or Albanian would be a definite advantage.

He or she is expected to publish two peer reviewed articles and a chapter/book section and to coordinate with the project leader, the host institution, and the other team members (i.e., submit reports and drafts on time and participate in the events and help within reason in organising them together with the PI and the other team members).

Benefits include a salary of 3.100 RON net per month (at 50 % FTE) and a generous mobility allowance.

Interested colleagues should send a short cover letter (no longer than three pages), the names and postmail, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of two referees who have expressed their willingness to support this particular candidacy, and a resume, including a list of publications, to the PI, (cc- ) by the 15th of Nov. 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online on Monday the 28th of November (15.00—) by a committee composed of Prof. Dr. Valentina Sandu-Dediu, Rector, New Europe College; Conf Dr Bogdan Iancu (ROLPERIPHERAL Principal Investigator); Dr. Cosmin Cercel, Postdoctoral Researcher; Mr. Horatius Dumbravă, Judge, Court of Appeals of Târgu Mureș, Former Member and President, Superior Council of Magistracy; Prof. Dr. Bianca Guțan, Senior Researcher (Substitute Members: Conf. Dr. Marius Balan, Senior Researcher, Prof. Dr. Raluca Bercea, Senior Researcher).

The results will be made public shortly thereafter, by early December at the latest.