Lecturer (D4) in European Law

Lecturer (D4) in European Law

Published Deadline Location
30 May today Amsterdam

Job description

The capacity group European Studies is looking for a candidate to teach in the Bachelor of European Studies, specifically in the major specialisation in European Law. The successful candidate should have broad expertise in European Law, while also be able to teach general BA courses on EU integration. You can find the full curriculum here: Study programme - Bachelor European Studies - Universiteit van Amsterdam (uva.nl).

Tasks and responsibilities
Under the supervision of a lecturer or senior lecturer, you will participate in the teaching of workgroups in existing introductory modules in European Law, alongside team-teaching in more specialized courses. Important is flexibility in teaching a variety of topics related to European law and integration, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers and the ability to offer lectures and tutorials in the bachelor and minor programmes that aspire to a wide range of students. Your responsibilities will include:
  • teaching lectures, seminars and tutorials;
  • supervising Bachelor’s theses;
  • attending meetings and lectures, preparing for teaching, updating and translating course materials or assignments and selecting teaching methods, in consultation with colleagues and the senior lecturer;
  • marking (final) assignments, theses and papers, providing input on tests and test questions and entering marks;
  • coordinating practical matters around your own teaching working group (such as handling administrative matters and communicating with students);
  • supervising theses and providing other individual supervision to students (mentoring, coaching and supervising internships).

What do you have to offer?
  • You are active in the research field of European Law, and can communicate about this field accessibly and clearly. You show that you have a broad knowledge of EU Law and are also able to integrate other non-legal disciplinary perspectives into your teaching.
  • You are enthusiastic about teaching, and you have a keen eye for the diverse backgrounds and specific needs of students.
  • You like to work and teach in an international environment. You are familiar with the challenges posed by teaching in an and diverse classroom and are interested in further developing the skills that are needed to teach in such a stimulating environment.
  • You are independent and able to cope with pressure, while you are at the same time collegial and are able to work together with others in team.

Your experience and profile:
  • you have a LLM or PhD in Law, with a specialization in EU Law or a cognate field relevant to the position;
  • you have attained the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If you have not attained the UTQ you are required to start with the UTQ track upon commencement of your employment contract and obtain the certificate within three years of employment;
  • you are pedagogically/didactically competent (e.g. able to cater to an interdisciplinary classroom, to teach existing courses, to supervise students and to make an active contribution in meetings with fellow lecturers);
  • You have excellent command of English.
  • You have a good command of the Dutch language or are willing to learn Dutch.
  • You are a team player and are willing to participate in activities of the capacity group European Studies.

Preference will be given to candidates with previous teaching experience.

What can we offer you?
We offer temporary employment for a period of four years with a probationary period of two months. The employment contract is for 30.4 hours a week. The preferred starting date is 01 August 2024.

Your salary, depending on relevant experience on commencement of the employment contract, ranges between € 3,226 to € 5,090 gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. Favourable tax agreements may apply to applicants moving from abroad. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

What else do we offer?
  • excellent training and development opportunities, including participation in our Lecturer Development Programme and time reserved for professional development;
  • a position in which taking initiative and providing input are greatly appreciated;
  • attaining the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ);
  • the opportunity to participate in the Dutch as a Second Language programme II;
  • an inspiring academic and international work environment in the heart of Amsterdam;
  • an enthusiastic, inspiring and professional academic team.

About us
The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 42,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

If you have any questions about the position or the department, please contact during office hours:
  • Marta Morvillo, Associate Professor of European legal and economic governance
  • m.morvillo@uva.nl

Job application
If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your letter and CV. You can apply online via the link below. We will accept applications until 20 June 2024.

Your application should include the following information:
  • a letter of motivation and detailed CV.

Please submit the required information in 1 pdf by uploading in the required field ‘CV’.

The first round of interviews will be held in the week of 24 June 2024. A trial lecture may be part of the application process.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

No agencies please.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


  • Lecturer
  • Law; Language and culture
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 13080


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Make sure to apply no later than 20 Jun 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).