One or two Assistant Professors in Jurisprudence

One or two Assistant Professors in Jurisprudence

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17 May 15 Jun Maastricht

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The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University seeks to appoint one or two Assistant Professors in Jurisprudence

Job description

The department of Foundation and Methods of Law offers courses in the field of philosophy of law, legal history, and legal theory, as part of our LL.B. and LL.M. programmes. Members of the department analyse the foundations and methods of law from a metajuridical and legal perspective. The department is embedded in the Faculty of Law that offers an international classroom with students from over 20 different nationalities.

Applications are invited for an appointment as Assistant Professor (‘Universitair Docent’) in Jurisprudence in the department of Foundations and Methods of Law of the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. The starting date is 1 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a full time position, consisting of 65% teaching time and 35% research time. The initial contract is for 18 months, followed by a permanent contract subject to satisfactory performance.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of teaching on the Faculty’s bachelor and master programmes. They will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the Faculty’s research profile, by producing high-quality research, to be an cooperative member in the Jurisprudence section, to write research- and funding proposals, and to fulfill administrative duties. We particularly welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally under-represented in our discipline.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • expertise in Jurisprudence (philosophy of law and/or methods of legal science);
  • PhD degree in Jurisprudence (or having obtained a PhD degree at the time of appointment);
  • experience and skills in academic teaching;
  • having obtained the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or be willing to obtain this BKO soon;
  • excellent research skills, preferably als shown in peer reviewed publications;
  • excellent organisational skills;
  • fluency in spoken and written English at an academic level;
  • the ability to teach and grade in Dutch is strongly preferred but is not a formal requirement.
  • being able to work both independently as well as in a team, with a solution-oriented attitude and a healthy dose of academic curiosity.

Conditions of employment

  • a salary initially based on scale 11 of the collective labour agreement of the Dutch Universities depending on qualifications and work experience (minimum € 3.821 and maximum € 5.230 gross per month for a full-time job). An 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance is also provided;
  • while the position is a permanent one, the initial contract will be for 18 months for any candidate employed by Maastricht University for the first time.
  • candidates will be required to acquire a university teaching qualification within 2 years (on-the-job) if still needed.
  • start: 1 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


The Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University provides challenging and high-quality legal education for Bachelor's and Master's students. The faculty is a pioneer in small-scale and innovative education and trains lawyers for both the national and international labor market. The faculty is in the top 3 of law schools in the EU and, with 51% foreign students, is the most international law faculty in Europe. It has 3000 students and more than 300 employees. Maastricht University provides you a unique international experience in a Dutch city.


  • Education; Research, development, innovation; Assistant professor
  • Law
  • €3821—€5230 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2022.210


Maastricht University (UM)

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