Assistant Professor in Intellectual Property Law

Assistant Professor in Intellectual Property Law

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8 Apr 24 May Maastricht

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The faculty of Law is looking for a Assistant Professor in Intellectual Property Law.

Job Description
As Assistant Professor in Intellectual Property Law you will be welcomed in the team dealing with international economic law, and more particular intellectual property law. The intellectual property team comprises five academics with scientific backgrounds in law, economics, business, and social sciences.

As team member you will teach in the bachelor course Intellectual Property in the Digital Single Market, and the master course Intellectual Property Law. You will also benefit from the possibility of teaching and interacting with high-level graduate students in the Advanced Masters Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management (LL.M and MSc) and assist in the coordination of the Innovator’s Legal Aid Clinic.

You will contribute to the further development and execution of courses for professionals in Europe and beyond (e.g. EQE-training, European Patent Litigation Certificate, etc.), and support in coordinating these programmes and other teaching and training engagements. You will conduct your own and collaborative high-quality research within the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation, (co-)write research and funding proposals, and execute funded research projects.

Applicants are experts in Intellectual and Industrial Property Law, and are capable of traversing this entire field of law (e.g. patent, trade mark, copyright, design, and unfair competition law).

You are an excellent communicator, demonstrated by your didactical skills, and your ability to interact with professionals from academia, the judiciary, and legal practice. You are interested in human creativity and ingenuity that drives progress in science and the arts.

Furthermore, the Assistant Professor in Intellectual Property Law possesses:
  • A PhD degree obtained in Intellectual Property Law (or manuscript approved); or
  • A PhD in science and technology, with an additional degree in law, or qualified as a (European) patent attorney;
  • Excellent research and teaching skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken) and
  • A willingness to develop Dutch language skills should these not yet be present.

What we offer

As Assistant Professor in Intellectual Property Law at Faculty of Law, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
  • Good employment conditions. The position is graded in scale 11 according to UFO profile Assistant Professor, function level 2 with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €4332,00 and €5929,00 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 18 months with a scope of 1,0 FTE. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract.
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model.
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students.
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for your personal and professional development. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and supporting various well-established initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate'.

The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply. For more information, click here.

Maastricht University
Why work at Maastricht University?
At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.

Click here for more information about UM.

Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law at Maastricht University is a top-quality provider of challenging and rewarding Dutch and European legal education at bachelor’s, masters and PhD-level. A true pioneer in small-scale education and the teaching of legal skills for a broad range of future legal professionals.

The clear research focus on European and international aspects of law and technology. On the empirical dimension of law provides both students and staff with a stimulating work environment. The faculty values its open and inclusive community, which contributes to creating a productive and pleasant place for work and study.

The Faculty of Law offers a wide range of bachelor and master's programs. Would you like to learn more about our programs? Visit our website for more information on the courses, career perspectives, and admission requirements of our programs.

Are you interested in this exciting position but still have questions? Feel free to contact Prof. A. Kamperman Sanders (; phone: +3143 3883216/3883231 or +31625028497) or Dr. A. Moerland (; phone: +3143 3883116) for more information.

Or are you already convinced and ready to become our new Assistant Professor Intellectual Property Law? Apply now, no later than 24 May 2024 for this position. The first interviews preferably take place on 10 June 2024. The second interviews will preferably be held on 24 June 2024.

The vacancy is open for internal and external candidates. In case of equal qualifications, internal candidates will be prioritized.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • Assistant professor
  • Law
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 812


Maastricht University (UM)

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