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Tilburg Law School is looking to hire an Associate Professor in Nature conservation law, in the department of Public Law and Governance (PLG). PLG is a large, diverse and interdisciplinary department, home to nearly 120 academic staff and a range of legal and social science disciplines.
Based within Department of Public Law and Governance (PLG), and as part of a dedicated team of experienced scholars, the associate professor independently carries out teaching in nature conservation law, but also in adjacent fields like environmental law and climate change law, and general administrative responsibilities. PLG hosts an LL.M in International Law and Global Governance and an LL.M in European Law and Global Risk which have several courses in these fields. The primary focus of the research will be on EU nature conservation law (Birds and Habitats Directives), particularly the Natura 2000 regime, and of other areas of EU (and international) environmental law of relevance to biodiversity conservation, such as those applicable to fresh water, the oceans, polluting substances and the climate; as well as of the relationships between EU nature conservation law and other key areas of EU (and international) law, such as agriculture, fisheries, trade, energy, and access to justice; and of the implementation of EU nature conservation law in national contexts. Nature conservation law research is embedded in a multi-disciplinary Signature Plan. The prism of the biodiversity crisis increasingly dictates our nature conservation law research, which is perhaps most clearly expressed in the multi-annual research program ‘Constitutionalizing the Anthropocene’. A vibrant and growing research community supports that program, in which nature conservation law, environmental law, legal philosophy, political science, and public governance converge to address major societal challenges of our time. The successful candidate will actively participate in and contribute to the further development of this research community. The intended ratio between teaching and research is roughly 40%-40%, with the remaining 20% for administrative duties.
What do we ask?
Tilburg University is curious about how you can contribute to our research, education, impact, and to the team you will be part of. Therefore, we would like to get the best possible picture of your knowledge, insight, skills, and personality.
Below you can find the qualifications we consider important for the position.
To maintain a vibrant and active university community, it is important that we meet each other regularly and that the connection between us remains good. Therefore, the premise is that all staff members carry out their work in the Netherlands and that lecturing is done physically.
Fixed-term contract: 18 months with a prospect of indefinite term.
What do we offer?
Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment with attention to flexibility and room for (personal) development. We recognize and reward our employees and encourage the use of talents and strengths.
Tilburg University is committed to an open and inclusive culture, embracing diversity, and encouraging the mutual integration of groups of staff and students. We create equal opportunities for all our staff and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community.
We work in a vibrant and lively (work) environment on our beautiful campus, close to the forest and easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution to this.
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