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Managing editor of Common Market Law Review

22-085 10949
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Omvang (fte)
Geplaatst op
15 februari 2022
31 maart 2022 Vacature gesloten

In cooperation with Wolters Kluwer, the Europa Institute of Leiden Law School publishes the Common Market Law Review, an eminent bi-monthly, peer-reviewed law journal designed to function as a medium for the understanding and analysis of European Union Law, and for the dissemination of legal thinking on all matters of European Union Law.

The Europa Institute has a vacancy for:
Managing editor of Common Market Law Review (0,60 - 1,0 FTE)  
Vacancy number 22-085 10949


  • Ensuring a smooth publication process of the journal, 6 times a year;
  • Reading and editing texts at various stages of the process;
  • Maintaining contacts with the publisher;
  • Managing contacts with the editorial board;
  • Organising editorial board meeting;
  • Managing contacts with authors;
  • Supervising of student assistants;
  • Organising events such as CMLRev. On Tour and Leiden – London conferences.

Selection Criteria

  • University degree, preferably in law or related field;
  • Affinity with the law and functioning of the European Union;
  • Specific research interests in the field of European Union law or related field, for example demonstrated by (international) publications, are an asset;
  • Experience in journal editing, or experience and skills relevant to journal editing;
  • Excellent English, spoken and written; command of the Dutch language is an advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and in writing;
  • Excellent management skills;
  • Knowledge of recent developments in publishing, such as open access, publishing processes, reader engagement, outreach;
  • In the event of equal suitability, preference is for a female candidate.

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, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/law.

Terms and conditions

We offer a position for 0.6 - 1.0 fte. This concerns a position for one year, which may be converted into a permanent position. Starting date preferably in September 2022.

Salary range from  3.821,- and maximum 5.943,- gross monthly for a full-time position (pay scale 11 or 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.

Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and expertise, the role of managing editor may be combined with other activities and responsibilities at the Europa Institute, e.g. as part-time assistant professor. This will be a matter for discussion at the interview stage.

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Enquiries can be made to Prof. Jorrit Rijpma, email

Please submit online your application
 no later than March 31, 2022 via the blue button in our application system.
Applicants should submit online
 a letter of interest accompanied by a CV.

Interviews will take place in April-May 2022. Depending on the COVID-19 situation these interviews may take place online.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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