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Applications are invited for an appointment as Assistant Professor (‘Universitair Docent’), in the field of Philosophy of Law, Legal History, and/or Legal Theory. The starting date is 1 August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a full-time position, consisting of 65% teaching time and 35% research time. The initial contract is for 18 months, followed by a permanent contract subject to satisfactory performance.
To complement the competences and academic interests of the current staff, we are looking for candidates who are capable of building bridges between disciplines within our department, e.g., combining legal philosophical and legal historical approaches and topics, or capable of building bridges between one of our disciplines and one (sub)field in private or public law.
The appointee will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of teaching in the Faculty’s LL.B. and LL.M. programs. They will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the Faculty’s research profile by producing high-quality research, to be a cooperative member in the Department, to write research proposals, and to fulfill administrative duties. We particularly welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally under-represented in our discipline.
A salary initially based on scale 11 of the collective labour agreement of the Dutch Universities depending on qualifications and work experience (minimum
€ 3,974 maximum € 5,439 gross per month for a full-time job). An annual 8% holiday and an annual 8.3% year-end allowance is also provided.
While the position is a permanent one, the initial contract will be for 18 months for any candidate employed by Maastricht University for the first time.
Candidates will be required to acquire a university teaching qualification within two years (on-the-job) if still needed.
Start: 1 August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University provides challenging and high-quality legal education for Bachelor's and Master's students. The faculty is a pioneer in small-scale and innovative education and trains lawyers for both the national and international labor market. The faculty is in the top 3 of law schools in the EU and, with 51% foreign students, is the most international law faculty in Europe. It has 3000 students and more than 300 employees. Maastricht University provides you a unique international experience in a Dutch city.
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