Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 05 Jan 2024

30 Nov 2023
Job Information

University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Research Field

Juridical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

5 Jan 2024 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The Institute for Information Law, Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam has as position available for a Researcher. With more than 40 researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, the Institute for Information Law (IViR) is the largest research facility in the field of information law in Europe, and one of the largest of its kind in the world. The Institute’s mission is to further the development of information law into a balanced framework that accommodates the needs and interests of the information society. IViR researchers have a strong presence in European and international academic networks through a broad array of activities. They participate regularly in national and international research consortia and collaborate with non-legal disciplines such as economics, communications science, computer science, philosophy, digital humanities and the arts.

What you are going to do
The researcher carries out a variety of research (and incidental educational) projects in the field of information law in collaboration with the other researchers at the Institute. Candidates are advised to familiarize themselves with the research program of the Institute .

Specific Requirements
  • a Master’s degree in the field of intellectual property law, information law or a related legal domain;
  • proven experience in conducting legal research;
  • good knowledge of current developments in information markets and technology;
  • a creative mind and strong critical and analytical skills;
  • excellent writing and communication skills in Dutch and in English;
  • the capacity to work independently and in teams;
  • the capacity to conduct research in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment.

Additional Information

We offer an employment contract for between 24 and 38 hours per week, for. You will be appointed for 1 year with a probationary period of two months and a possibility for an extension after 1 year. The preferred starting date is 1 February 2024.

Your salary, depending on your relevant experience on commencement of the employment contract, ranges from €3226 to €5090 (scale 10) gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8.3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) is applicable.

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 programs, 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 programs, 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 5000 students and over 500 staff members, it is one of the largest law faculties in the Netherlands.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Selection process

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 5 January 2024. You may apply online by using the link below. Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae and references that can be contacted during the process;
  • a letter of motivation describing your background and interests relevant to the position;
  • one or two writing samples.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews within 2 weeks after the closing date.

Additional comments

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

Dr. Joost Poort [email protected]

Website for additional job details

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Amsterdam Law School
Postal Code
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166

Where to apply



Spui 21
Postal Code

1012 WX


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