Tenure track position Assistant Professor

Tenure track position Assistant Professor

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2 Mar 4 Apr Amsterdam

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Job description

The Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics (ACLE) is a world-class, longstanding cooperation of the Law School with the Faculty of Economics and Business (including the Finance Group). The ACLE offers an international, multi-disciplinary research platform in law & economics at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), with close ties with the Faculty of Science (including the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation) and the new research priority area on Artificial Intelligence, among others. The newly established Master in Law & Finance offers an opportunity to interact with excellent students and faculty drawn from both the law school and the finance group.

We are looking for an inspired and motivated Assistant Professor with the ambition to be promoted to Associate Professor, who is able to engage in cross-cutting, inter-disciplinary and international-relevant research at the intersection of law, economics, finance and possibly computer science. To teach innovative courses in these fields at both graduate and undergraduate level and to actively contribute to the life of the department and its research culture. The candidate should be able to interact with both legal scholars and economics & finance scholars.

What are you going to do

The Assistant Professor will be part of a vibrant research community and have the chance to contribute to its further development. The Law & Economic (L&E) section is a unit of the Amsterdam Law School focusing on the economic analysis of law, and houses the Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics (ACLE) and the Master in Law & Finance.

You will:

  •  carry out cutting-edge research in law & economics, law & finance and/or digital legal studies;
  • teach courses and supervise Master and PhD students in the fields above both within existing programs (Master in Law & Finance, Minor in Law & Economics and the PPLE program) and in new initiatives of the Law School;
  • contribute to the life of the Law & Economics section and of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics and their organizational needs;
  • write funding applications for research grants.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


What do we require?

Our ideal candidate has:

  • a PhD in Law, Economics and/or Finance;
  • a graduate degree in Law or Eonomics/Finance; additional qualifications in computer science are preferred;
  • an excellent research record in international refereed journals;
  • an excellent research network and active participation in international conferences and workshops;
  • the ability to teach subjects in law and in economics (teaching experience is preferred);
  • the basic qualification at Dutch universities in higher education (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs; BKO) certificate, or a willingness to acquire such;
  • an excellent command of English;
  • the ambition to become a leading scholar in the field.

Conditions of employment

Our offer

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week as Assistant Professor with a tenure track agreement for the duration of six years, there will be evaluations during the first five years of the agreement. The contract will become a permanent position (with tenure) with promotion to Associate Professor upon a positive assessment.

The starting gross full-time monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for Assistant Professors at Dutch universities ranging from €3,746 to €5,127 gross per month (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, salary scale 11, full time equivalent). Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end-of-year Bonus.


University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.


Amsterdam Law School

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 5000 students and over 450 staff members, it is one of the largest law faculties in the Netherlands.


  • Education; Research, development, innovation; Assistant professor
  • Law
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 21-139


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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