Assistant Professor of Empirical Legal Research (1,0 fte or 0,8 fte)

Assistant Professor of Empirical Legal Research (1,0 fte or 0,8 fte)

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8 Mar 8 Apr Maastricht

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The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University is looking for a Assistant Professor of Empirical Legal Research (1,0 or 08 fte). Tenure track position.

Job description

We expect the successful candidate to teach methods of Empirical Legal Research in the Graduate School of Law, to PhD candidates, to our honours research master students and in the UM Law College. He or she will advise researchers on research proposals and research design, with a special focus on empirical legal research. He or she will be involved in the further development of this field at the Faculty. In addition, the successful candidate will become a member of one of the six departments of the faculty, and will be expected to develop his or her own line of research, using empirical legal research methods.


Maastricht University (UM)


Candidates must:

  • hold a PhD in law;
  • have a strong background and proven interest in methods of empirical research in law;
  • give evidence of sustained research achievements, reflected in peer-reviewed publications;
  • preferably have experience with conducting research in an interdisciplinary environment;
  • have experience in teaching and/or have a strong commitment to teaching empirical methods;
  • have a strong command of English and strong command of Dutch or willingness to learn Dutch;
  • have excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills;
  • have excellent organizational skills.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 5 years.

Initially, candidates are employed on a temporary contract as assistant professor (level 2) and agree to specific development goals. Five years into the appointment, candidates will be evaluated and if the development goals have been met, promoted to assistant professor (level 1) on a permanent contract. The evaluation can be brought forward if criteria are met earlier. On the candidate’s request the evaluation 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 between minimum gross month salary € 3.475,00 of salary scale 11 and maximum gross month salary of € 5.405,00 of salary scale 12, based on a full-time employment, 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 > 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 16,300 students and 4,300 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.


Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law has a strong and distinct international profile both in education and research. Our faculty is an inspiring and lively place where enthusiastic and inquisitive researchers attempt to find answers to the important legal issues of today. Researchers are able to flourish in the faculty’s vibrant academic community. They develop their own research projects, within the contours set by the faculty’s research programme. Research is focused on the study of the role of law in an increasingly globalised society. Research involves studying both institutional and substantive developments in the process of Europeanisation and globalisation and the role of the national legal order therein. This takes place by means of comparative research and research in the fields of European law, international economic law and human rights in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary context. To this end, various research methods are applied whereby more traditional methods are combined with empirical research methods.

The Faculty of Law has six departments (Private Law, Public Law, International and European Law, Criminal Law, Tax Law and Foundation and Methods of Law) and hosts eight research institutes, while many researchers of the faculty also participate in interdisciplinary interfaculty institutes.

The Maastricht Graduate School of Law offers a stimulating and internationally oriented environment for legal research at UM. It is dedicated to train excellent PhD researchers and honours students from all over the world to extend, deepen and actively apply their knowledge, so as to become highly qualified researchers.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Law
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €3475—€5405 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2018.66


Maastricht University (UM)

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