Public call for candidates for junior researchers in 2023 in the research field LAW

Public call for candidates for junior researchers in 2023 in the research field LAW

Peace Institute, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana, pursuant to Article 27 of the Act of Recipients of Stable Funding (hereinafter: the Act) and the General Act on Stable Funding of Scientific Research Activity (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 87/22), publishes a public call for candidates for junior researchers in the year 2023.


  1. The subject matter of the call for applications

The subject matter of the call for applications is the selection of a junior researcher who will begin training for a PhD in 2023 under the conditions indicated in the table.

Research area ·         Law
Mentors ·         Assist. Prof. Neža Kogovšek Šalamon, PhD, Peace Institute;

·         Full Prof. Vasilka Sancin, PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana.

Research programme ·         Peace Institute, Equality and Human Rights in an Age of Global Governance.
PhD studies ·         Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Doctoral study programme Law.
Possible research topics ·         Constitutional law – fundamental constitutional principles, the principle of equality, the principle of protection of human rights.

·         International public law and the law of international treaties.

·         International human rights law and the case law of international bodies.

·         European human rights law and jurisprudence of European courts.

·         Other topics in agreement with the candidate.

  1. Opportunities
  • Developing an interdisciplinary research field combining law and social science knowledge.
  • The possibility of long-term cooperation after completing the doctorate.
  • The possibility of education and career development.
  • Participation in international conferences.
  • Work in international project groups.
  • Work in an engaged team that cultivates good relationships and cares for a healthy working environment.


  1. Date of commencement of employment

The anticipated commencement of employment is 1 October 2023. The training of junior researchers shall be financed until the completion of the doctoral studies, but for a maximum of four years. The selected candidate must separately enrol in doctoral studies within the Doctoral Study Programme in Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana and submit a certificate of enrolment to the Peace Institute before concluding the employment contract. Tuition for doctoral studies shall be paid by the employer.


  1. Conditions that candidates must meet
  • The candidate has not yet completed a doctorate or obtained the PhD title.
  • Has not yet been employed as a junior researcher.
  • Has completed a second-cycle university study programme or has a comparable education obtained at universities abroad, or will complete a second-cycle study programme by 15 September 2023.
  • The average grade of all exams and practical classes in the first-cycle study programme and the second-cycle study programme shall be at least 8,00.
  • No more than four years have passed from the completion of the previous studies to the start of employment (the date on the diploma/master’s certificate is taken into account). The limit shall be extended above four years if the junior researcher has already completed one or two years of third-cycle doctoral studies without financial support; namely, one year shall be added for each completed year. If the junior researcher candidate has taken parental leave of at least six months, with one year taken into account for one child, the limit shall be extended above four years. The same applies to illness lasting at least six months, whereby the limit shall be extended for the duration of the applicant’s documented sickness absence.
  • Foreign nationals or candidates who have completed their studies abroad must have all the necessary documentation for employment in the Republic of Slovenia in order before concluding the employment contract. We can assist with this.


  1. Desired competences and knowledge
  • Ability to work individually and in groups.
  • Ability to express oneself fluently in English or Slovenian.
  • Responsibility, articulateness, resourcefulness, self-initiative, precision and independence.


  1. Criteria for evaluating candidates
  • The average grade of the second-cycle study programme or a study programme that meets the conditions for enrolment in the doctoral study programme.
  • Enrollment in a third-cycle study programme (0.50 points).
  • Awards (1.00 points).
  • Other awards or recognitions (0.50 points for each).
  • Professional and scientific publications (1.00 points for authorship or a proportional part for co-authorship).
  • Participation in research work (up to 3.00 points).
  • Evaluation of the interview with the candidate (up to 10.00 points).


  1. Mandatory application elements
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Motivation letter (maximum one A4 page).
  • Completed and signed application form.
  • Proof of education (photocopy of a second-cycle diploma or a statement that the candidate will graduate or certify the diploma by 15 September 2023 inclusive (the documentation must be submitted to the Peace Institute by this date).
  • Certificate of the average grade of all passed exams and practical classes during the second-cycle undergraduate study (without the diploma grade).


  1. Optional application elements
  • Evidence of received awards and recognitions;
  • List of published scientific articles with abstracts;
  • Proof of possible previous participation in research work.


  1. Application submission method and deadlines

The application form labelled “Call for Applications for YR LAW – Do not open” must arrive by mail at the Peace Institute, Metelkova 6, 1000 Ljubljana, by 30 April 2023. The Peace Institute will conduct interviews and selection of candidates no later than 15 June 2023.

The deadline for applications for the public call for junior researchers at the Peace Institute has been extended to 15 May 2023. Applications can also be submitted by email to


  1. Additional information

For additional information, please call +386 1 234 77 20 (Monika Bohinec) every weekday between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. or email


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