Assistant professor in European Law

Amsterdam Law School – Department of Public International Law and European Law

5 december 2018
€3,637 to €4,978 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week
3 januari 2019
30,4 to 38 hours per week

The Amsterdam Law School has an opening for one assistant professor (UD2) position in European Law (0,8 to 1 fte)

The University of Amsterdam’s 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 3,700 students and over 400 staff members, it is one of the largest law faculties in the Netherlands.

The section European Law is part of the Department for Public International and European Law and is responsible for coordinating and teaching the first-year Bachelor course European Law, a minor on European Integration and Disintegration, and the Master tracks European Union Law and European Competition Law and Regulation.

As assistant professor you will be part of the lively and supportive intellectual environment of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance and its cooperation platform Law and Justice Across Borders.

Job description

  • Teach, coordinate and assist in developing courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • supervise theses at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • assist in developing experiential learning elements for European law courses within the context of the Amsterdam Law Practice;
  • work as part of a team;
  • carry out and publish research of the highest calibre;
  • assist in supervising research at doctoral level;
  • communicate effectively; and
  • participate constructively in the administrative work at the Law School.


We expect you to:

  • have a PhD in law;
  • be specialized in the field of European law;
  • have expertise in the area of EU economic law, including competition law;
  • be proficient in Dutch and English;
  • have excellent scientific writing, planning and communication skills;
  • have experience in teaching, ideally both at graduate and undergraduate level;
  • have a strong motivation both to teach and to do research;
  • qualify for additional research time under the standard of the research priority area (criteria can be requested by email).

Further information


The appointment will be for the period of one year initially, with the possibility of an extension for a maximum of 2 more years depending on good performance. The starting date of the appointment is as soon as possible.

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. 

Job application

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

To apply please submit the following items (preferably in one file) in Word or PDF format electronically to attn. selection committee:

  • cover letter, explaining your motivation to apply for this position;
  • CV with list of publications;
  • contact details of 2 referees;
  • proof of your PhD and other relevant degree(s);    
  • a writing sample of a recently written, single authored manuscript (e.g., a chapter of your PhD or the manuscript of an article) in English of no more than 50 pages.

Please mention vacancy number 18-732 in the subject line.

The interviews will be held on 10 January 2019. #LI-DNP

No agencies please

Gepubliceerd door  Universiteit van Amsterdam