2 Assistant Professors of European and/or Comparative Administrative Law (1,0 fte) at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University

2 Assistant Professors of European and/or Comparative Administrative Law (1,0 fte) at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University

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17 Feb 2 Apr Maastricht

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Job description

We are looking for two Assistant Professors with expertise and interest in European and/or comparative administrative law. They will carry out independent and original research in European and/or comparative administrative law, will become a member of the Department of Public Law and will work closely together with Professor Mariolina Eliantonio. Depending on the specific research interest and focus, they will also become member of the Globalization and Law Network (GLaw-Net) and/or of the Maastricht Center for European Law (MCEL). In addition, the successful candidates will teach and be involved in the development of the courses taught by the Department of Public Law, in the Bachelor Programme European Law School or in the Bachelor and Master of Dutch Law as well as possibly a number of skills courses taught within the same programmes.


Maastricht University (UM)


Candidates must:

  • hold a PhD in law, with a focus in European and/or comparative administrative law.
  • have a strong background and proven interest in a field of European and/or comparative administrative law. Preference will be given to candidates with a research interest and focus on the administrative governance of the EU and on one or more of the following research lines: 1) EU soft law; 2) standardization at the EU and global level; 3) effective judicial protection and access to justice in the EU multi-level legal order; 4) multi-level administrative cooperation in the EU.
  • give evidence of sustained research achievements, reflected in peer-reviewed publications.
  • have experience in teaching, by preference European and/or comparative administrative law.
  • have a strong command of English.
  • have excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills.
  • have excellent organizational skills.

Knowledge of Dutch will be considered an advantage in the selection procedure.

Conditions of employment

We offer a position (1.0 FTE) as Assistant Professor (universitair docent), starting as soon as possible. Upon satisfactory performance in the one and a half year probationary period, this initially 18 months position will become permanent.

We offer a salary as stipulated in the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. Within this framework, we offer a competitive salary with a minimum of
€ 3,974 and a maximum of € 6.181 per month (depending on your experience) for a
full-time position of 38 hours/week. On top of this, there is an annual holiday allowance (8% of annual income) and an annual end-of-year bonus (8.3% of annual income). 

Applicants from outside The Netherlands may be eligible for the so-called 30% ruling,
a tax cut for highly skilled migrants that applies for a maximum of five years. If you are moving to Maastricht from more than 40 kilometers away, you may qualify for a one-time reimbursement of your relocation costs.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.


Maastricht University

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 22,000 students and about 5,000 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 Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. 
For more information, visit www.maastrichtuniversity.nl.


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 (https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/about-um/faculties/law/research/research-programme).

Research is focused on the study of the role of law in an increasingly globalized 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 a number of research institutes, while many researchers of the faculty also participate in interdisciplinary interfaculty institutes (https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/about-um/faculties/law/research).


  • Assistant professor
  • Law
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • AT2023.92


Maastricht University (UM)

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