Assistant professor in European Private Law

Assistant professor in European Private Law

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18 Jun 14 Jul Amsterdam

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Job description

The amsterdam Law School has a vacancy for an Assistant professor in European Private Law.

The assistant professor will be part of the lively and supportive intellectual environment of the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law and its cooperation platform Law and Justice Across Borders.


  • Teach, coordinate and assist in developing courses at undergraduate and graduate level;
  • supervise theses at undergraduate and graduate level;
  • assist in developing experiential learning elements for Private law courses within the context of the Amsterdam Law Practice;
  • work as part of a team;
  • carry out and publish research of the highest calibre;
  • assist in supervising research at doctoral level;
  • communicate effectively;
  • participate constructively in the administrative work at the Law School;
  • actively participate in the research activities of the CSECL and Law and Justice Across Borders.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


The successful candidate:

  • has a PhD in law or is in the last stages of finishing up her/his dissertation;
  • is specialized in the field of European private law;
  • is proficient in English and has a willingness to learn Dutch;
  • has excellent scientific writing, planning and communication skills;
  • has experience in teaching, ideally both at graduate and undergraduate level;
  • has a strong motivation both to teach and to do research;
  • qualifies for additional research time under the standard of the research priority area (criteria may be requested by email).

Conditions of employment

The appointment will be for the period of 5 years, with an initial probation period of 1 year. The starting date of the appointment is as soon as possible.

The gross full-time monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for Assistant professors at Dutch universities, scale 11 (Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) ranging from €3,637 to €4,978 gross per month (full-time equivalent). Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end-of-year Bonus.


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.


Amsterdam Law School

The University of Amsterdam’s Law School prides itself on its international orientation and strong social commitment. This is reflected by both its research and educational activities. The Amsterdam Law School offers three Bachelor’s programmes, including the interdisciplinary English-language Bachelor Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) in cooperation with two other Faculties, as well as a variety of Master's programmes, several of which are taught exclusively in English (i.e. International and European Law, European Private Law, International Criminal Law, and Law & Finance). The Amsterdam Law School prepares students for a wide variety of legal careers including law firms, government, business and industry, the national and international judiciary, public service, human rights advocacy, and academia. With 3,700 students and over 400 staff members, it is one of the largest law faculties in the Netherlands.

The department of Private Law is responsible for coordinating and teaching a wide scope of first-year Bachelor courses and the Masters Private Law, European Private law and Law and Finance.


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Law
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €3637—€4978 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 19-406


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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