Lecturers Private and Business Law

Lecturers Private and Business Law

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20 May 7 Jun Tilburg

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Tilburg University | Tilburg Law School is looking for Lecturers Private and Business Law for the Department of Private, Business & Labour Law, Tilburg
Scientific area: Private Law and Business Law

Job description

Tilburg Law School is seeking an enthusiastic colleague for the position of Lecturer in the Department of Private, Business & Labour Law.

Tilburg Law School has a tradition of national, international and global law education and research. Among various programs, Tilburg Law School offers in particular an International Business Law master program (IBL) and a Global Law Bachelor (GLB), besides other programs and courses in various other programs outside TLS (in particular, the Data Science programs at bachelor’s and master’s level).  
A major part of the Global Law Bachelor consists of courses in the area of Private Law, Business Law and Labour Law. 
Furthermore, Tilburg Law School offers courses in the areas of (for example) entrepreneurial law and finance, and data protection and risk management. These courses are taught to students with a background in Data Science at the bachelor’s and master’s level. Tilburg Law School also offers courses at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, including business law and law and finance from an interdisciplinary angle. 
To complement education and research in all these programs, the Department of Private, Business & Labour Law (PBLL) of Tilburg Law School (TLS) is looking for several lecturers in Private and Business Law. 

The candidate is: 

  • Expected to lecture within the international (law) courses (both at bachelor and master level) our department offers, often together with fellow lecturers. Courses may for example cover Contract law, Tort law, Company Law. You contribute to (online) education to students, taking care of the organization of the education, develop and maintain educational materials, conducting exams, and supervising students in writing the Bachelor thesis.
  • Encouraged to perform scientific research with a focus on private law within the Signature Plan “Connecting Organizations”. 


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. 
As a successful candidate:

  • You have an LLM degree (or equivalent qualification) in the field of private, business, corporate or commercial law;
  • You are able to teach in the areas outlined above;
  • You have excellent communication skills;
  • You demonstrate the potential to be an outstanding lecturer. 
  • UTQ certificate/didactic skills; Obtaining a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) is not an obligation for Lecturers 4, but a possibility. In close consultation with the manager and the UTQ coordinator, it is determined if and when the start of the UTQ program is on the agenda. Lecturers in this position are, in any case, supported in their lecturing by participating in training courses.
  • You have proficiency in English language; 
  • You demonstrate scientific integrity; 
  • You contribute to an open and diversified culture of excellence.
  • Tilburg University expects lecturers to provide education on campus. The starting point is that all employees perform their work in the Netherlands. 
  • 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. 
  • For the courses offered to students with various backgrounds, including data science and business administration, you are open to let these students actively engage with legal matters, tailored to their needs.
  • For the courses that have an interdisciplinary nature (like entrepreneurial finance), you are open to economic and financial topics. Demonstrable experience (educational or practical experience) in these fields is a plus. 

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) of full working time. 

The salary amounts to a minimum of € 2.846,= and a maximum of € 4.490,= gross per month for full-time employment, based on UFO profile Lecturer and salary scale 10 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 temporary position in accordance with Article 2.3 paragraph 5 of the CLA for Dutch universities. You will be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 6 years. 

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 & 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 Private, Business & Labour Law (PBLL)

The Department of Private, Business & Labour Law (PBLL) consists of approximately eighty researchers, lecturers, and staff engaged in education and research in Private Law in its broadest sense. The inspiring and open culture makes working there a pleasure. 
You will be part of an enthusiastic team of experienced lecturers who will guide you through everything that is involved in providing (online) education. In addition, a knowledgeable support team is ready to assist you with all practical matters related to providing education. 


  • Lecturer
  • Law
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €2846—€4490 per month
  • University graduate
  • 20328



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