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CICJ offers 2 guest positions for Ukrainian researchers

27 October 2022
Are you a Ukrainian researcher currently located in the Netherlands in search for a place to continue your research focused on international crimes or other gross human rights violations? The Center for International Criminal Justice (CICJ) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) welcomes you.

Job description

CICJ is a university-based organization dedicated to interdisciplinary research on international crimes and other gross human rights violations. We offer two (unpaid) guest researcher positions for Ukrainian researchers who are currently located in the Netherlands. At CICJ, you get the opportunity to continue your research work in an inspiring interdisciplinary environment. Does your research focus on the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, the crime of aggression, other gross human rights violations, or international criminal law and justice more generally? Then we would especially like to hear from you. We also consider applicants with other criminal law or criminology backgrounds.

With these guest positions, CICJ aims to support Ukrainian researchers who had to flee and whose research was interrupted as a result. These positions include a working place on campus, use of our office and research facilities, cooperation and, depending on expertise, supervision from the members of CICJ, and of course peer support. This offer does not include housing nor a stipend. The guest positions are offered for an initial period of 6 months. This can be extended depending on proven initiative and input, as well as your personal situation.

At CICJ, you can expect an enthusiastic team that will be welcoming and inspiring.


You are preferably an experienced researcher, with a completed PhD in a relevant field related to international criminal justice. You have a proven talent for research and a good command of English.

What are we offering?

The CICJ offers a working place on campus, use of our office and research facilities and of course peer support. This offer does not include housing nor a stipend.

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.


We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law provides bachelor’s degree programmes in three main fields: Law, Notarial law and Criminology. In addition, we offer an extensive range of Master’s programmes as well as contract education. Our teaching and research focus on the social function and relevance of law: from contracts in the platform economy to the new way of working, from colonial injustice to medical liability, from family reunification to civil participation, from sex offenses to ransomware. Our research is often both international and multidisciplinary in character.

Working at the Faculty of Law means being engaged in an active and inspiring academic setting. Together with your colleagues, you will contribute to the quality of teaching and research in a challenging and rewarding working environment. More than 300 people work at the Faculty of Law, which


Are you interested in this position? Please apply via this link and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 15/11/2022, 00:00.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:
Name: Francesca Anzovino
Position: Board member Center for International Criminal Justice

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