About the project

This project is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with experience and expertise in competition law. The object of the project is to appraise to what extent the goals and rules of competition law should be reconceptualized considering either the role of competition law in defining and challenging the power of actors in the digital space or the role of competition law in realising the societal objective of sustainability. The aim of this forward-looking project is to contribute to ongoing debates on competition law and its purpose in society.


Applications are invited from candidates who hold a doctoral degree in Competition Law. The successful applicant will have published in relevant high impact journals (commensurate with their level of research experience). Candidates must possess a PhD (have completed and passed their Viva before commencement of the post) and be able to demonstrate a track record in their career too (commensurate with experience). We are especially encouraging competition law researchers with a focus on sustainability or digital policy to apply. Interest/experience in coordinating or organising symposia/speaker series, academic social media, working paper series, and similar outreach events desirable. We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy. We encourage applicants to consult UCD’s equality, diversity and inclusion policy available here.

This Newman Fellow will be based in UCD Sutherland School of Law under the supervision of Professor Imelda Maher.

The Newman Fellowship comes with a bursary of €35k p.a. and is tenable for one year.

How to Apply:

The candidate must complete the Newman Fellowship Candidate Form and provide an updated and detailed CV and send both documents to: with ‘Ronan Harty Newman Fellowship’ in the subject line.

Two nominated referees must separately submit their confidential reports using the Newman Fellowship Referee Form and send to: with ‘Candidate Name  Report for Ronan Harty Newman Fellowship’ in the subject line.

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Further Information:

Informal enquires regarding this Fellowship may be directed to

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 17:00 on Friday, October 13th, 2023.

The Fellowship start date will be arranged with the successful candidate and will ideally commence in November 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.