Lecturer European Law

Lecturer European Law

Published Deadline Location
23 Jun 26 Aug Amsterdam
Do you have a masters degree in EU law and are interested in a career in teaching and research? We are looking for someone to help us develop and innovate our bachelor and masters programmes. In return you'll get support and guidance, the chance to dev...

Job description

The candidate will help with teaching of general EU law, in Dutch and English, primarily in the faculty's bachelor programmes. The range of courses that the department offers is wide, covering many different aspects of EU law, and if they have a particular interests, we will try to give them the opportunities to teach within these interests as well. They will also help other members of staff with co-ordination and management tasks. They will be encouraged to spend some time writing research articles alongside their teaching.

Your duties
  • teaching EU law in Dutch and English
  • co-ordinating and managing larger courses


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)


  • Bachelors degree in law (or law AND)
  • LLM including a significant EU law component

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2.846 (scale 10)
and a maximum €4,490 (scale 10), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The initial employment contract will affect a period of 2 years.
Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment,
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus,
  • solid pension scheme (ABP),
  • a wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge,
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor - from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law provides bachelor's degree programmes in three main fields: Law, Notarial law and Criminology. In addition, we offer an extensive range of Master's programmes as well as contract education. Our teaching and research focus on the social function and relevance of law: from contracts in the platform economy to the new way of working, from colonial injustice to medical liability, from family reunification to civil participation, from sex offenses to ransomware. Our research is often both international and multidisciplinary in character.

Working at the Faculty of Law means being engaged in an active and inspiring academic setting. Together with your colleagues, you will contribute to the quality of teaching and research in a challenging and rewarding working environment. More than 300 people work at the Faculty of Law, which is home to some 4,500 students.

The Department of Transnational Legal Studies
The department of TLS consists of about 25 staff working within the field of public international law, EU law and internet and technology law. Our research and teaching is wide ranging and cutting edge, and we try to put emphasis on the social and theoretical context of legal developments. The department has a friendly, informal and open culture. You can find out more about us here: Transnational Legal Studies - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (vu.nl)

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 26/08/2022. The job interviews are planned for 15th and 19th September, when possible please take them into account when applying for the position.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Gareth Davies
Position: Professor of EU Law
E-mail: g.t.davies@vu.nl
Telephone: 0031 20 5986303

No agencies


  • Education
  • Law
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • €2846—€4490 per month
  • University graduate
  • 12140


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 26 Aug 2022 23:58 (Europe/Amsterdam).