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Assistant Professor in Law and Digital Technologies (0.2 fte)

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28 september 2021
19 oktober 2021 Vacature gesloten

The section eLaw of the institute Interdisciplinary Study of the Law of the Faculty of Law is looking for an

Assistant Professor in Law and Digital Technologies

Key responsibilities
eLaw, the center for law and digital technologies at Leiden University is looking for an enthusiastic parttime assistant professor to strengthen our team. The focus of this position is to supervise thesis students. Furthermore, you will contribute in developing and teaching courses in the area of law and digital technologies, particularly for our advance master program, which attracts students from all around the world. Apart from education, you will be able to dedicate part of your time to research. For instance, there is possibility to author and co-author research proposals and publications. eLaw is a multidisciplinary research institute that brings together a unique combination of knowledge and experience in the area of legal, ethical, societal and technological aspects of regulating the internet and other digital technologiese in an inspiring research environment. We particularly welcome candidates who are interested combining this position with a position in legal practice, e.g., as a lawyer, policymaker, or judge.

  • Supervising thesis projects of master students;
  • Developing and teaching courses in the area of law and digital technologies;
  • (Contributing to) publishing in professional and (international, peer-reviewed) scientific journals;
  • (Contributing to) submitting research proposals;
  • (Contributing to) organizing events in the areas of law and digital technologies;
  • (Contributing to) preparing papers for and presenting at international conferences.

Selection criteria

  • A completed PhD in the field of law and digital technologies. Candidates who have not yet completed their PhD but have an approved manuscript can also apply;
  • Experience in teaching, preferable proven by a BKO (University Teaching Qualification);
  • Research and writing qualities, ideally demonstrated by (international, peer-reviewed) publications;
  • Experience in submitting research proposals to grant organizations is preferred;
  • Experience in working in multidisciplinary and/or international teams, including sensitivity and inclusiveness regarding cultural differences among staff and students;
  • Excellent communications skills, spoken and written, team player;
  • Excellent English, spoken and written; command of the German, French, Spanish or Dutch language is an advantage. 

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
We offer a
 one year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from  3.746.- to  5.127.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 11, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Start date can be discussed, but preferably before the end of 2021.

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. For more information, see the website.

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.

Further information about the position can be obtained from professor Bart Custers, email
b.h.m.custers@law.leidenuniv.nl. For more details on the procedure, please contact our secretary via elaw@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit online your application no later than 19 October 2021 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a CV.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


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