Associate Professor Constitutional and Administrative Law

Associate Professor Constitutional and Administrative Law

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14 Feb 22 Mar Tilburg

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Tilburg University | Tilburg Law School is looking for a Associate Professor Constitutional and Administrative Law for the Department of Public Law and Governance, scientific area Constitutional and Administrative Law
Full time equivalent: 0.8 – 1.0 FTE (32-40 hours per week), duration of employment contract: 18 months with a prospect of indefinite term.

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic associate professor of constitutional and administrative law to join and play a leading role at the Department of Public Law and Governance (PLG). PLG is a thriving department where a wide range of legal and social science disciplines are represented and where we conduct high-level research and teaching. Our department has leading scholars working in the fields of constitutional and administrative law, international law, legal theory and philosophy, legal history, and public administration. Here you will find the space to further develop yourself as a scholar and you will be supported along the way by inspiring colleagues. 

Tilburg Law School is looking for an enthusiastic colleague for the position of associate professor of constitutional and administrative law in the Department of Public Law and Governance.

As associate professor, you will teach constitutional and administrative law courses in the English and, in due time, Dutch-language bachelor's and master's programs. You will also coordinate courses and supervise students in writing their thesis. You will also be expected to contribute to the further development of our educational program, in which you will be supported by, among others, the Tilburg Law School innovation team. In addition to your teaching duties, you will conduct independent academic research in a (sub)field of constitutional and/or administrative law and supervise doctoral students in their research in that field. We are looking for someone whose research agenda offers clear starting points for collaboration within the department and within the Signature Plan Global Law and Governance, a research vision that engages our researchers and furthers inter- and cross disciplinary collaborations. "Rethinking law and governance" and team science are central to this signature plan. The type of research agenda we are looking for is regarded by peers as innovative, it is set within administrative and/or constitutional law, is relevant to international scientific debates and is socially engaged. Within PLG and Tilburg Law School you will also be required to fulfil various management tasks and (further) develop leadership qualities. 


Tilburg University


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.

  • A PhD degree in Constitutional and / or Administrative Law;
  • Several high quality (international) publications in the field of constitutional and administrative law, as well as other research output (i.e., books, reports, blog posts, commentaries);
  • A research agenda that allows for collaborations with the department and the Signature Plan Global Law and Governance;
  • Experience with grant applications and the ability to write successful grant applications;
  • Experience with managerial tasks and demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Experience with teaching and with coordinating courses;
  • A University Teaching Qualification (UTC) or is willing to obtain one within a reasonable period of time;
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in teams and make themselves visible in (international) research networks;
  • Command of the English language at a professional level (C1), and preferably Dutch, or the intention to learn Dutch within a reasonable period of time; 
  • A flexible attitude, takes initiatives and is enthusiastic;
  • The ability to contribute  to an open and inclusive organizational culture;
  • Demonstrated personal leadership: you take responsibility for your work and career and possess a good level of self-knowledge;
  • 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.

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.

Conditions of employment

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. 

For this position, we offer:

  • A position based on 0.8 - 1.0 FTE (32-40 hours per week);
  • This is a vacancy for a permanent position in accordance with Article 2.3 paragraph 1 CLA for Dutch universities and concerns a temporary employment contract with the prospect of permanent employment. You will initially be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 12 (internal candidates) or 18 months (external candidates). After this period you can get a permanent employment contract.
  • A salary of minimum €5,506 and maximum €6,702 gross per month for full time employment, based on UFO profile Associate Professor 2 and salary scale 13of 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;
  • Vacation allowance (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%);
  • Vacation days (41 days for a 40-hour work week);
  • Full reimbursement of commuting expenses for sustainable travel: walking, biking and public transportation
  • Options Model for benefits and reimbursement of moving expenses;
  • Employees from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable wages. We will apply for this reimbursement for you;
  • You will be enrolled in the General Pension Fund for Public Employers (ABP) through us;
  • Various training courses, for example in leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development;
  • A wide range of amenities and facilities and various arrangements to create an optimal work-life balance;

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 almost 2,800 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 Public Law and Governance

The Department of Public Law & Governance (PLG) is a unique collaboration of researchers in the fields of International Law, European law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Administration, Legal Philosophy, Political Science, Legal History, and Jurisprudence. Collaboration within the Department is very much inspired by joint research interests.


  • Associate professor
  • Law
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €5506—€6702 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 21344



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