Assistant or Associate Professor Intellectual Property Law

Assistant or Associate Professor Intellectual Property Law

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20 Mar 22 Apr Tilburg

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Intellectual Property Law

Job description

Department: LTMS, home of TILT and TILEC
Location: Tilburg
Scientific discipline: Intellectual Property Law
Full time equivalent: 0.8 – 1.0 fte (32 to 40 hours per week) 
Duration of employment agreement: 5 years with possible tenure
Monthly full time salary:
-Assistant Professor: € 3,637 – € 5,656 gross
-Associate Professor: € 5,039 – € 6,738 gross

The department of Law, Technology, Markets, and Society (LTMS, home of TILT and TILEC) carries out multi-disciplinary research concerning the regulation of socio-technical change. The Department is seeking to recruit an expert in intellectual property law and the regulation of innovation, an important pillar for the Department’s vision. 

Job description
LTMS invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in the field of intellectual property law with a focus on technology regulation. The successful candidate is expected to research, teach, and supervise (post-graduate) students in the field of Intellectual Property, the regulation of technology and innovation. (S)he is expected to develop new ideas in research and education, and acquire funding (independently or jointly with other colleagues) for future research. Within a reasonable period of time, it is expected that the successful candidate will assume a leading role in the management of the IP-cluster within LTMS. These activities should help LTMS with the further expansion of its intellectual property rights law research and education, and contribute to the rethinking of intellectual property rights law necessitated by recent technological transformations. The usual research carried out at LTMS is both conceptual and fundamental, as well as applied in the form of studies commissioned by third parties (government, EU, and private parties). The position will consist of 60-80% research and 20-40% teaching.


Tilburg University


Tilburg University believes that academic excellence is achieved through the combination of outstanding research and education, in which societal impact is made by sharing knowledge. In doing so, we recognize that excellence is not only achieved through individual performance, but mostly through team effort in which each team member acts as a leader connecting people. 

The successful candidate:

  • has a PhD in intellectual property law or a related relevant legal field; 
  • is a specialist in intellectual property law, preferably with expertise in copyright and patent law as they relate to digital technologies, or at least with demonstrable expertise in one of these fields and clear motivation to expand her/his expertise to the other one; 
  • has an interest in competition law (interest in broader economic regulation is an advantage); 
  • has a strong publication record commensurate with the stage at which the candidate finds her- or himself in her or his career; 
  • has experience with or is demonstrably interested in working in an interdisciplinary environment (affinity and experience should be evident from the candidates’ education or past performance in teaching, research or publications); 
  • is highly proficient in the English language;
  • has several years of international experience; 
  • has an UTQ- / teaching skills certificate or commits to qualify for UTQ-certificate within 2 years; 
  • demonstrates scientific integrity; 
  • has demonstrable experience in acquiring research funding; 
  • contributes to an open and diversified culture of excellence. 

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: for a fixed period of 5 years.

Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment. We believe flexibility, development, and good employee benefits are very important. We make clear agreements on career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and schemes to maintain an optimum balance between work and private life. 

The gross salary for an Assistant Professor varies between €3,637 and €5,656 per month (full time) based on scale 11 and 12 of the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities and for an Associate Professor between €5,039 and €6,738 based on scale 13 and 14. Classification in the applicable salary scale will be based on the candidate's profile (relevant experience). Employees recruited from abroad may be eligible for the 30% tax facility for a limited period – this means that 30% of your salary will be paid as a tax-free reimbursement. 

Tilburg Law School offers you an employment agreement for a fixed period of 5 years and 0.8 to 1.0 fte (32 to 40 hours per week). During this period of temporary employment, you engage in systematic development activities in consultation with your manager. Towards the end of the 5-year period, you and your manager discuss the next step in your career – this could be tenure within Tilburg Law School. 

You are entitled to a holiday allowance amounting to 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross yearly income. If you work 40 hours per week, you receive 41 days of paid recreational leave per year. 

Please visit Working at Tilburg University for more information on our employment conditions. 


Tilburg University

Under the motto of ‘Understanding society’, Tilburg University’s more than 1,500 employees develop knowledge, transfer it to others, and bring people from various disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. Our focus areas are economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology. Tilburg University is internationally known for its high standards in education and scientific research, as well as its good support facilities. The Tilburg University campus offers both quietness and connectivity as it is located in a wooded park, ten minutes away from the city center, main highways, and railways. A mid-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants in the South of the Netherlands, and in proximity to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London, Tilburg is situated at the very heart of Western Europe.

Tilburg Law School offers highly-ranked national and international education and research in law and public administration. Currently, 3,000 students are enrolled at Tilburg Law School. Students can choose from five Bachelor's programs, one of which is taught in English (Bachelor Global Law) and ten Master's programs, eight of which are taught in English. The international orientation of Tilburg Law School is reflected in these Bachelor's and Master's programs. The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at social relevance and provides students with the tools and skills to study and deal with current issues at an academic level.


Department of Law, Technology, Markets, and Society (LTMS, home of TILT and TILEC)

The department LTMS is home of Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) and Tilburg Law & Economics Center (TILEC). By joining forces, the two centers foster a richer understanding on the effects of socio-technical change on the regulation and governance of economic activity in an age where information technology is a key driver for innovation.

TILT is one of the leading research groups in Europe at the intersection of law, technology, and society. It is premised on the multidisciplinary study of socio-technical change, aiming at understanding the interaction of technology and social and normative practices, in order to clarify how regulatory challenges of socio-technical change can be addressed.

TILEC is an internationally renowned center of the Tilburg Law School and the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. It carries out interdisciplinary research on the governance of economic activity in the digital age.


  • Associate professor; Assistant professor
  • Law
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3637—€6738 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 16675



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