Assistant Professor of Global challenges in the Anthropocene

Assistant Professor of Global challenges in the Anthropocene

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17 May 15 Jun Tilburg

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Tilburg University | Tilburg Law School is looking for an Assistant Professor of Global challenges in the Anthropocene, Department of Public Law & Governance, Tilburg.
Scientific area: Jurisprudence, Public International Law

Job description

Job opportunity for an Assistant Professor of Global Challenges in the Anthropocene in the department of Public Law and Governance (PLG). We are looking for a candidate with a sound knowledge of public international law or jurisprudence to teach in the Global Law Bachelor Program and conduct research the area of global challenges in the Anthropocene. PLG is a large, diverse and interdisciplinary department, home to nearly 100 academic staff and a range of legal and social science disciplines. You will develop and grow in teaching as well as research, both individually and as part of a team of ambitious scholars.
As assistant professor, you develop and teach courses in the Global Law Bachelor programme, including Introduction to Global Law I and Introduction to Global Law II, and potentially in the Liberal Arts bachelor or LLM courses. You will teach modules in jurisprudence, law and society and comparative law, including introductory skills in legal analysis.  Teaching in the Global Law Bachelor will consist of comparative and transnational legal education rather than specialized focus on a single jurisdiction. You will also have the opportunity to supervise master theses. You are expected to participate in research carried out by the Department of Public Law and Governance, with a particular preference for scholars whose research interests connect with the research agenda of the ‘Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene’ project within the signature plan of Global Law and Governance. The intended ratio between teaching and research is roughly 40%-40%, with the remaining 20% for administrative duties.


Tilburg University


Tilburg University believes that academic excellence is achieved through the combination of excellent research and education, whereby societal impact is achieved by means of sharing knowledge. In doing so, we recognize that excellence is achieved not only through individual performance, but primarily through team efforts where each team member acts as a leader connecting people. 

You have a PhD in Law. You have a research profile in public international law or jurisprudence, including legal theory and law and society research, preferably with clear connections to issues of globalization and the research agenda of the ‘Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene’ project. Your growth potential in the field of research is evident in the quality of your doctoral thesis, your publication trackrecord, and/or your experience working on externally funded research projects. You have scientific integrity and will contribute to an open and diversified culture of excellence. You have demonstrable and relevant teaching experience and good didactic skills. In addition, you are a collaborator with good communication skills. You are fluent in English. You are prepared to obtain a Basic Teaching Qualification (in Dutch: BKO) within the first year of your appointment. You are committed to be an active member of our team and the department and to integrate in the environment provided by the department and the school.

Tilburg University assumes the provision of physical education. The starting point is that all employees perform their work in the Netherlands. This means, among other things, that new employees are expected to move to the Netherlands before the start of their employment.

Given our teaching needs, we prefer a candidate who is able to teach both in Dutch and in English, or who is willing to learn to teach in Dutch within the first three years of their appointment.  

Personal qualities/talents

  • You show personal leadership: you take responsibility for your work and career and possess a good level of self-knowledge.  
  • You have team spirit: you feel part of a team and express this through collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open and inclusive work environment. 

Conditions of employment

Tilburg University is among the top employers in the Netherlands and has excellent terms of employment.

This is a position for 0.8 -1.0 FTE (32-40 hours per week). 

The salary amounts to a minimum of €3,821 and a maximum of €5,230 gross per month for full-time employment, based on UFO profile Assistant Professor 2 and salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Tilburg University uses a neutral remuneration system for salary scaling that is based on relevant education and work experience.

This is a vacancy for a permanent position in accordance with Article 2.3 paragraph 1 of the CLA for Dutch universities and concerns a temporary employment contract with permanent prospects. You will initially be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 12 (internal candidates) or 18 months (external candidates), with the prospect of permanent employment.

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

Tilburg University offers excellent employment conditions with attention to flexibility and (personal) development and has excellent fringe benefits (one of the best non-profit employers in the Netherlands), such as an Options Model for employment conditions and an excellent reimbursement of moving expenses.

We make clear agreements on career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and arrangements to maintain an optimal balance between work and private life. You can also follow numerous training courses, for example, in the areas of leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development. 

All employees of the university are covered by the so-called General Pension Fund for Public Employers (Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP). Researchers from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable salary. The university applies for this allowance on their behalf. The university offers attractive fringe benefits (one of the best non-profit employers in the Netherlands),

Tilburg University values an open and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity and encourage the mutual integration of groups of employees and students. We focus on creating equal opportunities for all our employees and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community.

Tilburg University has a lively campus in beautiful green surroundings that is easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution.

Please visit working at Tilburg University for more information on our terms of employment. 


Tilburg University

Tilburg University's motto is Understanding Society. Based on this vision, our more than 1,500 employees conduct research, inspire more than 19,000 students of 110 nationalities, and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together to learn from each other. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology. We seek the connection between the various disciplines to find solutions to the major issues we face as a society. Our students are educated to become responsible and entrepreneurial thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility, and empathy, who are able to influence and give direction to a rapidly changing society in an innovative way. Tilburg University has a culture of collaboration and co-creation, at local, regional, national, and international level.

Since its founding in 1963, Tilburg Law School has become one of the leading law schools in Europe. Through top research and the provision of high-quality university education, the School contributes to society. Tilburg Law School is organized into five Departments: Public Law and Governance; Law, Technology, Markets and Society; Private, Business and Labour Law; the Fiscal Institute Tilburg; and Criminal Law. The mission of the School is to understand and improve the role of law and public administration in addressing the social problems of today and tomorrow. Through research and education, our scholars contribute to that mission. 

More than 4,000 students pursue a Bachelor's, pre-Master's or Master's degree at Tilburg Law School. Through this education, we train students in law, public administration, and data science. The Tilburg Educational Profile (TEP) is unique in the Netherlands. Central to it are three core concepts: knowledge, skill and character. A university education provides students with the latest substantive knowledge and trains them to be critical thinkers and resilient professionals. In addition, the School is committed to innovative educational concepts and, partly in response to the coronavirus crisis, has invested heavily in the quality of online education and in innovative didactic tools to make and keep students inquisitive. 

Tilburg Law School's research is highly regarded nationally and internationally. The Tilburg Law School Departments work closely together in their research in four signature research programs: 1) Global Law and Governance; 2) Law and Security; 3) Connecting Organizations; and 4) Regulating Socio-Technical Change. 


Department of Public Law & Governance

The Department of Public Law & Governance (PLG) is a unique collaboration of researchers in the fields of International Law, European law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Administration, Legal Philosophy, Political Science, Legal History, and Jurisprudence. Collaboration within the Department is very much inspired by joint research interests.



  • Assistant professor
  • Law
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3821—€5230 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 20315



Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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