Postdoctoral Researcher on Sustainable Global Economic Law (SGEL)

Postdoctoral Researcher on Sustainable Global Economic Law (SGEL)

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23 Jan 28 Feb Amsterdam

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Job description

Are you?
  • A curious and creative researcher with a background in international public law or EU law?
  • Working on issues related to law, globalization, and sustainability?
  • An engaged team player interested in helping organize joint research projects involving diverse communities?
  • Interested in teaching in a diverse academic context?
Then the job of Researcher at the University of Amsterdam is perfect for you.

What does this job entail?

You will be conducting innovative research on Sustainable Global Economic Law (SGEL)-a unique interdisciplinary research project bringing together legal scholars across legal sub-disciplines to work on the interactions between global economic law, environmental and social justice issues. Besides your individual research projects, you will also actively contribute to the organization of international events and joint research projects, working within an interdisciplinary team. The research on SGEL forms part of a larger national collaboration under the topic "Transformative Effects of Globalization within Law" (TEGL), a collaboration between four Dutch law faculties: Tilburg University, Maastricht University, Open University and University of Amsterdam that examines how law can foster just sustainability in global contexts. Finally, as part of your role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to teaching innovative courses in either international public or EU law.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


The successful candidate is a curious and creative researcher with a completed dissertation in international public law or EU law, and with an interest in carrying out high-quality work on law, globalization and sustainability. Prior experience with project management, and teamwork in diverse academic communities are assets. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

In addition, you have:
  • A PhD in Law or a related discipline
  • Excellent command of English
  • A proven track-record of excellent research
  • Teaching experience in international public law or EU law.

Conditions of employment

We offer an employment contract for two years with a probationary period of two months. The start of employment should be as of 1 May, or as soon as possible thereafter depending on the availability of the successful candidate. The employment contract is for 38 hours a week.

Your salary, depending on your relevant experience on commencement of the employment contract, ranges between €3974 to €5439 gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8.3% year-end allowance. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) is applicable.

Besides an attractive salary and an inspiring international work environment, our fringe benefits include:
  • 232 leave hours per year (at fulltime employment) and extra leave days between Christmas and 1 January;
  • A variety of training opportunities, such as time management courses and an online platform with more than 100 different courses;
  • 7 weeks of paid birth leave and partially paid parental leave;
  • the opportunity for hybrid working and support for your home office;
  • a pension with ABP, the pension fund for employees in the government and education sectors, to which UvA contributes two thirds


Amsterdam Law School

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

Amsterdam Law School
Committed, responsible and open-minded. This is how we at the Amsterdam Law School view the role of law in a constantly changing (international) society. With over 5,000 students and 550 staff, we are one of the larger law faculties in the Netherlands. We educate legal professionals who know how to apply the law effectively with the aim of actually contributing to solutions for society. We respond to social developments through innovative and pioneering research. In this way, we always keep in touch with society.

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  • Postdoc
  • Law
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €3974 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 11112


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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