University Lecturer/Assistant Professor in EU Law

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Job description

The department of Transnational Legal Studies is looking for a researcher and teacher in the field of EU Law. You should be able to teach general EU law, as well as some specialist topics. The ability to teach in Dutch, already, or within two years, would be welcome.

Your duties

  • teaching bachelors and masters level EU law courses.
  • supervising masters theses
  • taking on some limited co-ordination or management roles within the department.
  • writing and publishing high quality research on EU law and integration

  • Relevant PhD
  • Basic teaching qualification or willingness to obtain such qualification

What are we offering?

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3.821 (scale 11)

and a maximum €5,943 (scale 12), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The initial employment contract will be for a period of 1 year. Following a satisfactory assessment, the post will then be permanent.
Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment,
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus,
  • solid pension scheme (ABP),
  • good growth opportunities

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law provides bachelor’s degree programmes in three main fields: Law, Notarial law and Criminology. In addition, we offer an extensive range of Master’s programmes as well as contract education. Our teaching and research focus on the social function and relevance of law: from contracts in the platform economy to the new way of working, from colonial injustice to medical liability, from family reunification to civil participation, from sex offenses to ransomware. Our research is often both international and multidisciplinary in character.

Working at the Faculty of Law means being engaged in an active and inspiring academic setting. Together with your colleagues, you will contribute to the quality of teaching and research in a challenging and rewarding working environment. More than 300 people work at the Faculty of Law, which is home to some 4,500 students.

Transnational Legal Studies
The department of Transnational Legal Studies is home to around 25 staff working in the fields of public international law, EU law, and internet and technology law. We are a friendly, informal and open department, in which the social and theoretical context of the law plays a large part in research and teaching. You can find out more about us here: Transnational Legal Studies - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (


Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter by 


. The job interviews are planned for 16 and 19 September; when possible please take them into account when applying for the position.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Gareth Davies
Position: Professor of EU Law
Telephone: 0031205986303

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