Assistant professor of Criminal law and/or Criminology

Assistant professor of Criminal law and/or Criminology

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20 May 15 Jun Tilburg

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Tilburg University | Tilburg Law School is looking for an Assistant professor of Criminal law and/or Criminology, Department of Criminal law, Tilburg, the Netherlands
Scientific discipline: Criminal Law & Criminology

Job description

The department of Criminal Law of the Tilburg Law School is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual with disciplinary expertise in Criminal Law and/or Criminology, and the experience and creativity to participate in innovative course delivery, assessment, and course design. The candidate has completed a PhD and conducts research into areas that align with the department’s research plan (Signature Plan) on Law and Security. The Department aims to fill the post as from October 1st, 2022 or earlier when possible. 

You will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in criminal law and supervising (under)graduate dissertations as part of the Dutch Law programme and the Global Law Bachelor. You will work with colleagues in delivering the curriculum and have experience with interactive teaching and use of technology-enhanced learning. You will be course leader/coordinator of at least one module. You participate in research-led teaching, including promoting and developing student competencies related to research, and incorporate your disciplinary expertise into your teaching. As a researcher you establish and maintain expertise at the forefront of your expertise/disciplinary area and you contribute to the department’s research plan (Signature Plan) ‘Law and Security’. Ideally, your research has a multidisciplinary and international perspective. You are willing and able to carry out administrative tasks within the department, the School or the university. Tilburg University promotes research into, and critical analysis of societal problems while actively seeking to share that knowledge with the wider society. You contribute to that knowledge sharing by conducting impactful research. The Criminal law Department’s working culture is based on values of collaboration, inclusion, equality, and respect. You are a team player and will positively contribute to the Department’s collaborative culture.


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 an Assistant professor you will have:

  • A PhD in criminal law or criminology;
  • Sufficient background in criminal law to teach criminal law courses (for criminologists);
  • Sufficient background in criminology to teach criminology courses (for lawyers);
  • Experience of teaching in criminal law or criminology in Higher Education;
  • University Teaching Qualification (BKO or equivalent) or the willingness to get one;
  • Excellent communication skills to enable knowledge transfer in a clear, enthusiastic, open and inclusive manner;
  • A solid research profile evidenced through publications;
  • The ability to contribute to the Department’s Signature Plan on Law and Security;
  • Affinity with interdisciplinary and international research;
  • A collaborative attitude based on values of inclusion, equality and respect;
  • Non-Dutch speaking candidates are expected to learn Dutch within 18 months after being appointed, and be able to contribute to Dutch language criminal law courses and/or supervise Dutch language (under)graduate theses.

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.

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 Criminal Law

The Department of Criminal Law has a multidisciplinary composition in which both criminal (procedural) law and social science approaches to crime and victimization have a place, and it provides education and research in the field of criminal law, criminology, victimology, and forensic psychiatry. Currently, the Department has about 30 permanent staff members. Particular value is placed on collaboration, both within the Department and with colleagues within Tilburg Law School and other Schools. The Department has an informal culture, where equality and providing an inspiring and safe working environment are paramount. Providing excellent education and conducting challenging research are seen as two main tasks that can only be accomplished together. 


  • Assistant professor
  • Law
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3821—€5230 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 20331



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