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Assistant Professor European Law

Vacancy number
21-632 10205
Job type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
0,8 - 1,0
External/ internal
Placed on
7 December 2021
Closing date
24 December 2021 Vacancy closed

The section European Law of the Public Law Institute offers courses in the Bachelor’s Law Programme, the LL.M. Programme in European Law and the Advanced LL.M. Programme in European and International Business Law. Our research is part of the faculty research programme ‘The Progression of EU law: accommodating change and upholding values’, which focusses on some of the most pressing and relevant questions of European law.

The section European Law has a vacancy for:
Assistant Professor European Law (0,80 - 1,0FTE)  
Vacancy number 21-632 10205

Your profile

  • Degree in law;
  • A completed PhD in the field of European Law;
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of the law of the European Union, preferably in the field of internal market law and/or external relations;
  • Excellent research qualities and a potential to grow, demonstrated for example by (international) publications;
  • Specific research interests falling within one of the core areas of the research programme The Progression of EU law’;
  • Potential to acquire external funding;
  • Extensive experience and affinity with teaching and coordinating courses;
  • Excellent teaching qualities, demonstrated for example by teaching evaluations;
  • Excellent English, spoken and written; command of the Dutch language is an advantage;
  • In the event of equal suitability preference is for a female candidate.


  • Giving lectures and holding tutorials within the various law programmes, as well as coordinating teaching in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, including the supervision of bachelor and master theses;
  • Carrying out research independently in the field of European Law and publication of the results, as well as supervising younger researchers;
  • Preparation of grant applications to Dutch Funding Authority (NWO) and similar national and European funding organisations;
  • Assisting with managerial tasks within the department and law school;
  • Contributing towards research projects for external clients.

Our organisation
With over 5,000 students and 450 members of staff, Leiden Law School is one of the largest faculties in the Netherlands. Yet, in all its diversity, it is still known for its ability to provide education on a small scale. The Faculty focuses on multi-faceted high-level teaching and research, both nationally and internationally. It does so by working with talented people and stimulating and supporting them in their professional and personal ambitions. The Faculty is housed in the beautifully restored Kamerlingh Onnes Building on the Steenschuur in Leiden. Working for the Leiden Law School means working in an inspiring scientific environment. For more information about the Faculty of Law, see the website.

Terms and conditions

  • A position as a Assistant Professor in the university function classification system;
  • This is a 0.8-1fte position; starting date in February 2022;
  • Initial period of employment in this position is 18 months;
  • Salary range from € 3746.- to € 5826.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 11 -12), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification. If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Enquiries can be made to prof. J.J. Rijpma, email

Please submit online your application no later than  12/24/2021 via the blue button in our application system.
Applicants should submit online
 a letter of interest accompanied by a CV.

Shortlisting will be done in January 2022. Interviews will take place in January 2022. Depending on the COVID-19 situation these interviews may take place online.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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