Assistant Professor in Energy Law (0.8-1.0 FTE)

Assistant Professor in Energy Law (0.8-1.0 FTE)

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29 Mar 7 May Groningen

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Job description

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Law ( is building on a longstanding tradition of four centuries of quality legal research. It is an ambitious top-ranking faculty of law with both high-quality education and research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the North of The Netherlands. The faculty creates and shares knowledge through outstanding education and research, benefitting society. With almost 5000 students and 500 staff the faculty is heavily involved in educating students, both Dutch and international. The faculty is a modern, broad and international institution, educating students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent lawyers.

The Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability (GCELS) brings together expertise from all branches of law within the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen to develop cutting-edge research and educational programmes relevant to the energy transition. Its research covers the entire energy chain as well as the transitions necessary to move towards a more sustainable society. This includes all legislation and regulation applying to the production, transport, storage and supply of energy, the promotion of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, the need to secure energy supply, as well as climate action and environmental protection.

The Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability is searching for a Lecturer in Energy Law. As a lecturer, you will contribute to the teaching and research activities of the Centre, as well as its other activities. You are responsible for developing your own research specialization within the field of energy law and delivering educational content in energy law to students at LLB and LLM level and to students in the executive programmes of the Centre. You are expected to take a proactive, cooperative and independent role in the work of the Centre and contribute to relevant project meetings. Moreover, you are expected to contribute to the dissemination and valorisation of your work at the Centre.


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We expect the candidate to have:

• completed or be close to completing a PhD in energy law
• ability to explain, analyse and apply the relevant international, European and national regulatory framework of energy law with a particular focus on the energy transition, competition law and/or IP law
• eagerness to publish international articles
• enthusiasm to work in an interdisciplinary research team
• demonstrable competencies regarding conceptual analysis, presentation, monitoring, planning and organization skills
• good social and communication skills
• excellent command of English and strong academic writing skills
• availability to travel internationally
• command of Dutch is considered an advantage
• in possession of a University Teaching Qualification or willingness to obtain this within two years.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 38.

We offer you, following the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,557 (salary scale 10.4) up to a maximum of € 6,181 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a 1.0 FTE position
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus
• 232 holiday hours per calendar year for a 1.0 FTE position
• participation in a pension scheme for employees
• an appointment for an initial fixed term period of 18 months, with the possibility for a permanent appointment upon positive evaluation.excellent secondary terms of employment

Envisaged starting date: 1 July 2023


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Law
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €6181 per month
  • University graduate
  • V23.0214


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