Assistant Professor of International Law - Faculty of Law

Assistant Professor of International Law - Faculty of Law

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15 Dec 20 Jan Maastricht

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Job description

The Department of International and European Law of the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University intends to appoint a fulltime Assistant Professor of International Law (‘Universitair Docent’) with a starting date of 1 May 2018 (or a period shortly after that). Applicants must have proven expertise in public international law. The appointee will be required to teach at bachelor and master level, to contribute to the development of courses, to conduct high quality research within the Faculty’s research programme Integration of and Interaction between Legal Orders and the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, to write research and funding proposals and to fulfill administrative duties.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • PhD degree in international Law (or obtain a PhD degree in the near future);

  • Excellent research and teaching skills;

  • Excellent organisational skills;

  • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken);

  • Knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

Candidates are employed temporarily as assistant professor (level 2) and agree to specific performance goals. Five years after appointment, or earlier as soon as the performance goals are met, the candidate is promoted to assistant professor (level 1) in a permanent employment. On the candidate’s request, the decision on a permanent employment can be deferred in case of special personal circumstances, such as pregnancy leave, parental leave, or chronic illness.

The salary depends on academic qualifications and experience. The salary will be set in salary scale 11 (minimum gross month salary € 3.475,00 and maximum € 4.757,00) and after being promoted to assistant professor level 1 the salary will be set in salary scale 12 (minimum gross month salary € 4.210 and maximum € 5.405,00) of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. For people recruited from abroad a reduced income tax rate may apply.

More information on terms of employment of the university can be found on: > Support > UM employees.



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 16,500 students and 4,000 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 Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


Maastricht Centre for Human Rights

The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University offers the possibility of teaching and interacting with high-level graduate students and a pleasant, international working environment. Its research is carried out within the Faculty’s research programme ( as well as the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights (


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Law
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €3475—€5405 per month
  • University Graduate
  • AT2017.342


Maastricht University (UM)

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