Assistant professor or Lecturer in Customs Law (Douanerecht) - Faculty of Law (0,6 fte)

Assistant professor or Lecturer in Customs Law (Douanerecht) - Faculty of Law (0,6 fte)

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18 Jan 24 Feb Maastricht

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Job description

The Department of Tax Law is expanding its course offering as part of the LL.M in International and European Tax Law to deal with issues of Customs Law and International Trade. We are looking for a new colleague who can play an important role in setting up courses in Customs Law and Advanced Customs law.

We invite applications from persons who would like to combine their expertise in the field with academia. The candidate will take part in a multidisciplinary team of experts in value added taxes and international trade.

The position is open to both candidates with a PhD degree, in which case he or she could qualify as an assistant professor, as well as candidates with a master’s degree, for a lecturing position, and relevant experience. In the latter case, we could explore options to combine the lecturing position with writing a PhD thesis.


Maastricht University (UM)


Applicants should fulfill the following main requirements:

  • Master’s degree or PhD degree in law or economics;
  • Substantial experience and excellence in Customs law;
  • Experience in teaching is preferred;
  • Fluency in the English language, at least at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Being able to work both independently as well as in a team, with a solution-oriented attitude and a healthy dose of academic curiosity.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

  • For persons who qualify for the position of assistant professor, a salary based on scale 11 of the collective labour agreement of the Dutch Universities depending on qualifications and work experience (minimum € 3.637 and maximum € 4.978 gross for a full-time job; be advised that this is a position at 60%). An 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance is also provided;
  • For persons who qualify for the position of lecturer, a salary based on scale 10 (minimum € 2.709 and maximum € 4.274 gross for a full-time job; be advised that this is a position at 60%). An 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance is also provided;
  • The duration of the appointment is initially for 3 years.
  • Candidates will be required to acquire a university teaching qualification within 2 years (on-the-job).
  • Start: 1 September 2019.

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 Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


The Department of Tax Law and the Maastricht Centre for Taxation

The Department of Tax Law, embedded within the Faculty of Law, services some 500 students in various tax programmes at the Faculty of Law and the School of Business and Economics, including an LL.M programme in International & European Tax Law. It also provides post-graduate courses for accountants and controllers and elective courses to students from other programmes. Our Maastricht Centre for Taxation focusses on research in regard to migration and cross-border employment as well as international business taxation and tax competition.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Law
  • max. 22.8 hours per week
  • €2709—€4978 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2019.021


Maastricht University (UM)

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