Assistant professor of Political and Legal Governance of the EU

Assistant professor of Political and Legal Governance of the EU

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11 Jun 25 Aug Amsterdam

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Job description

European Studies of the Faculty of Humanities has a vacancy for an Assistant professor of Political and Legal Governance of the EU. 

Together with other new assistant professors you will participate in a comprehensive introductory programme. You will be supervised closely during the first year of your appointment. Additional didactic training is also part of the appointment. Based on the candidate's educational portfolio, previously acquired competences will be taken into consideration. The introductory programme includes earning the 'basic teaching qualification' (BKO).

As Assistant professor in Political and Legal Governance of the EU you will be expected to provide teaching in the broad area of contemporary European studies in first-year introductory courses, advanced bachelor courses, and at the MA level. Teaching duties may include broad-ranging courses on EU institutions and EU law, as well as more specialized courses with a possible focus on: the EU internal market, fundamental rights, EU migration law, as well as EU external relations and international security. Experience and affinity with teaching in an interdisciplinary programme will be considered an advantage.

Successful candidates will be expected to be active researchers, with a well-developed international publication record and research that engages with one of the themes of the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES) with which you will be affiliated. The School’s research is focused on three broad areas: European Identities, Institutions/Governance/Governmentalities, and Europe and the World. European Studies also participates in the Faculty research priority area ‘Cultural Heritage and Identity’. You should be able to bring your research experience to the classroom and the supervision of BA and MA students.


  • Conducting independent research in Political and Legal Governance of the EU /or European Studies, resulting in academic publications;
  • pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from research councils;
  • contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of cooperation in your area of specialty;
  • the development, coordination and provision of teaching in the BA and MA programmes, in the area of European governance and European Law;
  • supervising BA and MA theses and coaching students;
  • an active contribution to the development and improvement of the broader teaching programmes, regarding didactics and the contents of the programmes, and their evaluation;
  • taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


The candidate must hold a PhD degree in a pertinent discipline and demonstrable research and teaching experience in the broad area of political and legal governance of the EU. Interest and experience with interdisciplinary research and teaching will be considered an advantage.

Credentials required:

  • university degree, and PhD in a relevant discipline;
  • an international research network in the research area concerned;
  • research output commensurate with the level of the position;
  • wide experience of different forms and levels of delivering university teaching, at BA and MA level;
  • the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO, or foreign equivalent), or willingness to acquire this within a relatively short time-frame;
  • experience of digital and audiovisual teaching facilities; affinity with ICT in university teaching;
  • a good team worker and versatile at all levels, capable of multidisciplinary co-operation;
  • good organizational experience and skills;
  • excellent command of English and willingness to learn Dutch.

Conditions of employment

The appointment will be temporary for four years. The appointment will commence preferably on 1 November 2019 or as soon as possible after that date, but no later than 1 January 2020.
The UFO profile for this position is, dependent on relevant experience, Universitair docent 2 (scale 11) or Universitair docent 1 (scale 12). 
The gross monthly salary will range from €3,637 (start scale 11) to €5,656 (end scale 12), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week).
The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.


University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.


Faculty of Humanities

European Studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a large and highly successful academic department that connects research and teaching in Law, Economics, Culture, History and Politics, and focuses both on the EU and on a wider Europe, broader in both time and space.

There is a strong and vibrant research culture in European Studies, which is located in the Faculty’s Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES). Individual and small-group research is encouraged and facilitated, including frequent seminars, conferences, funding opportunities and regular research interaction with colleagues both in European Law and across our range of disciplines.

In teaching, the BA programme (taught in separate Dutch and English tracks) consists of interdisciplinary core modules like European Integration, Turning Points in European History and European Literary History, alongside disciplinary specialisms (Majors) in European Law, Economics, History, East European Studies and Literature and Culture. The MA programme has four separate streams, including modules on aspects of European governance. There is a close degree of co-operation in all the programmes between historians, lawyers, economists, and literature specialists.

More information about European Studies teaching and research programmes on our website.

The Faculty of Humanities offers assistant professors many opportunities to collaborate with leading researchers, and to teach in a dynamic context in which exciting new educational methods are being developed.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Language and culture
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • €3637—€5656 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 19-376


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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