Assistant Professor in European Law

Amsterdam (Stad), Noord-Holland (NL)
18 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant professor in European Law
Amsterdam Law School – Department of Public International and European Law

Assistant professor in European Law
Publication date    17 March 2020
Closing date    22 April 2020
Level of education    PhD
Hours    32 to 38 hours per week
Salary indication    €3,637 to €4,978 gross per month
Vacancy number    20-194

We are looking for an inspired, innovative assistant professor to engage in cross-cutting research within the law school’s research project on 'Sustainable Global Economic Law (SGEL)', and to teach innovative courses in the field of European law, at both graduate and undergraduate level.

Job description
The ideal candidate will:

  • conduct research within the law school’s project on ‘Sustainable Global Economic Law (SGEL)’, which investigates law’s role in shaping the global economy as well as possibilities for transformative change towards greater degrees of social and environmental sustainability;
  • teach and coordinate courses in the field of European law, subject to further agreement and the competences of the selected candidate;
  • contribute in cooperation with colleagues to the continuous development in educational methods and content of the European law master’s programmes;
  • supervise master theses at graduate and possibly undergraduate level, and eventually assist in the supervision of PhD students;
  • carry out and publish independent and high-quality research that fits within the SGEL project and research at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG);
  • actively contribute to the research community of the law school, in particular of SGEL and ACELG;
  • apply for external research grants with organizations such as the NWO and ERC;
  • perform administrative and organizational tasks for the department, SGEL and/or ACELG (eg participation in programme committee, examination board, etc.);
  • work as part of a team.

The ideal candidate:

  • has a PhD in law;
  • has proven, high-quality research output in the field of European law (and/or a closely related field/discipline) in international journals and/or books;
  • has excellent didactic qualities as evidenced by educational evaluations, where available;
  • has the basic qualification at Dutch universities in higher education (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs; BKO) certificate, or a willingness to acquire such;
  • has an excellent command of English, both verbal and written; knowledge of Dutch will be considered an advantage;
  • has excellent scientific writing, planning and communication skills;
  • has a strong motivation both to teach and to do research;
  • qualifies for additional research time under the standard of the research priority area (criteria can be requested by email).

Our offer
The appointment is for 32 to 38 hours per week and will be for a period of two years, with a possibility for permancy depending on performance and funds.

The starting date of the appointment is as soon as possible with August 2020 at the latest.

The gross full-time monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for Assistant Professors at Dutch universities, scale 11 (Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) ranging from €3,637 to €4,978 gross per month (full-time equivalent).

Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

What else do we offer?

The successful candidate will join a vibrant research community and successful educational programmes. The candidate will form part of the department of Public International and European Law, the ACELG, and the research project SGEL. SGEL is a law school project that connects public international law with International and European law. Next to ACELG it includes, in particular, researchers from the Amsterdam Center for Transformative Private Law and the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL).

The law school’s relevant graduate and postgraduate programmes draw a diverse, interesting and interested student population from the Netherlands and abroad. ACELG has a strong track-record of excellent research and sustains a dynamic research culture through a series of events and intiatives.

About the Amsterdam Law School
The Amsterdam Law School prides itself on its international orientation and strong social commitment. This is reflected by both its research and educational activities. The Amsterdam Law School offers three Bachelor’s programmes, including the interdisciplinary English-language Bachelor Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) in cooperation with two other Faculties, as well as a variety of Master's programmes, several of which are taught exclusively in English (i.e. International and European Law, European Private Law, International Criminal Law, and Law & Finance). The Amsterdam Law School prepares students for a wide variety of legal careers including law firms, government, business and industry, the national and international judiciary, public service, human rights advocacy, and academia. With 4000 students and over 450 staff members, it is one of the largest law faculties in the Netherlands.

The department of Public International and European Law is responsible for coordinating and teaching a first-year Bachelor course in European law, a minor in European law and the Masters European Union law and European Competition Law and Regulation. In terms of research environment, the assistant professor will be part of the lively and supportive intellectual environment of ACELG and the broader research programme SGEL.

Further information
If you have questions, please contact:

Prof. Annette Schrauwen

Job application
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

The candidates are asked to submit:

  • cover letter, explaining the motivation to apply for this position;
  • CV, including a list of publications;
  • research plan (max 3 pages), including the contribution to the SGEL research programme;
  • contact details of 2 referees;
  • proof of PhD and other relevant degree(s);
  • a writing sample of a recently written, single authored manuscript in English of no more than 50 pages (this may also include a chapter of the PHD thesis);
  • where available: teaching evaluations and/or BKO-registration, demonstration of experience with innovative educational methods.

Interviews will be held end of April/beginning of May (more detailed information to follow).

Please send in your application (preferably in one or two pdf files) using the link below.


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