Assistant Professor in 'Private Law and Globalisation' (0,8 - 1,0 fte)

Assistant Professor in 'Private Law and Globalisation' (0,8 - 1,0 fte)

Published Deadline Location
8 Apr 5 May Maastricht

You cannot apply for this job anymore.

Browse the current job offers or choose an item in the top navigation above.

The Department of Private Law of Maastricht University is looking for an Assistant Professor in ‘Private Law and Globalisation’ (0,8-1,0fte) - 5 Years with Tenure-Track to permanent position

Job description

Job Description: You are interested in the impact of a globalizing society in law making and application. As an assistant professor, you will have a diverse set of responsibilities. You will teach, conduct innovative and high-quality research, write research proposals, and participate in administrative activities.

Research: In the coming years, the Faculty will make an extra investment in two research themes: 'Global normativities: risks and opportunities of globalisation processes' and 'Digital legal studies: building technology for law'. For this position, you are expected to conduct research on Global normativities.

Research around the ‘Law in a globalizing society: regulation and protection’ revolves around the role law has in a globalizing society, and, in particular, how globalization is challenging the ability of the law to regulate, protect individuals, and solve disputes. The process of globalization brings about a number of challenges in the legitimacy of decision-making processes, which are linked to 1) the level of governance involved in policy-making and the implementation of norms at local, regional and international level; 2) the type of regulatory instruments which are being used; and 3) the type of actors involved in regulation.

Teaching: Teaching will take place at the bachelor and master level. You will contribute to the development and execution of courses in the field of Private Law.


Maastricht University (UM)


Matching Skills and Competencies:

  • PhD degree in Law (or having obtained a PhD degree at the time of appointment);
  • Expertise in Private Law;
  • Ability to teach in English and, if applicable, willingness to learn Dutch;
  • Team player.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 5 years.

You will be employed temporarily as assistant professor (level 2) and agree to specific development goals. Five years after appointment, or earlier as soon as the development goals are met, you are promoted to assistant professor (level 1) in a permanent position. On your request, the decision 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 € 3.637,00 of salary scale 11 (according to assistant professor 2) and maximum gross month salary of € 5.656,00 of salary scale 12 (according to assistant professor 1), 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 Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University provides challenging and high-quality legal education for Bachelor's and Master's students. The faculty is a pioneer in small-scale and innovative education and trains lawyers for both the national and international labor market. The faculty is among the top 50 law schools worldwide and, with 51% foreign students, is the most international legal faculty in Europe. It has 3000 students and more than 300 employees.

The research within the faculty is conducted within one of the faculty research institutes and the Maastricht Graduate School of Law. The focus of the research is on European and international aspects of law, human rights, migration and Law & Tech. The faculty attaches great importance to both fundamental and more practical research and is known for its stimulating research climate.

The Department of Private Law consists of a dynamic group of researchers and lecturers. Colleagues describe the Department as an exciting, inspiring, and diverse yet inclusive environment that fosters professional development, ambition, and innovative research in the field of private law. The atmosphere is one of academic freedom. Support for grant applications is provided.

You will be able to engage in a variety of other activities both within and beyond the Law Faculty, be they educational, managerial, strategic or extra-curricular. You will need to possess the energy and ideas to meet what is a highly stimulating and rewarding challenge, sustained by experienced and supportive colleagues as well as motivated students.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Law
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3637—€5656 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2019.117


Maastricht University (UM)

Learn more about this employer


Minderbroedersberg 4, 6211 LK, Maastricht

View on Google Maps