Assistant Professor of Law

Utrecht University


Assistant Professor of Law


Job description
The Department of International and European Law at the Utrecht University School of Law is looking for an assistant professor who will be involved in both Bachelor and Master programmes in the field of European and international law, in particular the Master programmes Law & Technology in Europe, European Law and Public International Law. The lecturer will be closely involved in the continuous assessment and further development of the Department’s teaching curricula. She or he will also supervise Bachelor and Master theses in various Master programmes and may be assigned coordination and tutoring tasks. Although the emphasis will be on academic teaching (0.6 FTE), the position includes 0.4 FTE research. The candidate will be embedded within the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and within one of Utrecht Law School’s research programmes.

We are looking for a candidate with broad knowledge at the crossroads of human rights law and technology, with a strong preference for knowledge of EU, ECHR and data law.
In particular the following requirements apply:
  • You have a PhD, preferably at the crossroads of human rights law, law & technology, European (EU and/or ECHR) law, and data law as this is where the emphasis in teaching will be for this position.
  • You have experience and strong skills in academic teaching;
  • Experience in developing and coordinating courses is an asset;
  • You like to inspire students from undergraduate to graduate levels;
  • You are willing to teach undergraduate courses in the field of European Union law and Public International law;
  • You have a good command of written and spoken English, which is also apparent from publications and presentations in national and/or international settings;
  • You have working knowledge of Dutch and you are able to teach in Dutch. If you are a non-Dutch speaking candidate, we welcome your application and expect you to learn Dutch with a view to teaching in Dutch in the near future.
  • You have a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or are willing to acquire one soon;
  • You are a team player and have strong interpersonal skills for building contact with colleagues and students in a diverse and international environment.
Candidates with a background underrepresented in Dutch academia are encouraged to apply for this position.


We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working environment. After positive evaluation, this can be turned into a permanent position. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,974 and €5,439 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, professional development, (partly paid) parental leave, sports and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model).

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About the organization

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The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is a faculty at the heart of society, with a strong focus on social issues. Our subjects of Law, Economics and Governance give us a strong mix of academic disciplines that complement and enhance each other. This is a unique combination and a mark of our faculty's strength.

The Utrecht University School of Law has provided quality research and education for more than 350 years. Constant innovation has enabled the School to maintain its leading position. Top-ranking research is conducted in all important legal fields: private law, criminal law, constitutional and administrative law, EU law, public international law. Researchers collaborate intensively with foreign partners, mainly from the angle of European and comparative law. The School of Law also conducts contract research and consultancy for other organisations. The extensive educational programme is based on academic research conducted within the faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. Students are trained to be highly qualified, internationally-oriented lawyers on the basis of modern didactical principles.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. U. (Urszula) Jaremba (Associate Professor of EU law ) at

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