Utrecht University Assistant Professor Public International Law

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Utrecht University
Research Field
Juridical sciences
Researcher Profile
Leading Researcher (R4)
Established Researcher (R3)
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Job Status
Not Applicable
Hours Per Week
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Are you a legal scholar specialised in international law of the sea and international environmental law and sustainability issues? Then the UU School of Law may be the place for you to be!

Your job
As an Assistant Professor in the International and European Law department (part of the Utrecht School of Law), your activities will include both education and research.

You will teach both Bachelor’s and Master’s students. The department of International and European Law offers Bachelor’s courses such as Inleiding Europees Recht, European Law, International Law and the Master’s programmes Public International Law and Law & Sustainability in Europe. We also participate in courses of the Master’s progamme Marine Sciences at the Faculty of Geosciences. The courses you teach will be determined in consultation with you.

You will work in education teams, where colleagues support and learn from one another. This means that you will contribute to the improvement of our curriculum in areas such as: content development, didactics, teaching formats or professional skills. You will also build on your own education skills by completing the internal training course for the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO). You will also eventually be assigned coordinating tasks pertaining to education.

You will devote 40% of your working hours to research in your field of expertise, as part of one of the research programmes of the Utrecht School of Law. These programmes are: the Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice, the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE), the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (UCALL), the Utrecht Centre for European Research into Family Law (UCERF) and the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL). In your first year of appointment, you are welcome to explore the activities of these programmes and meet their experts. After that, you will discuss your affiliation and research contribution with at least one of these programmes.


Specific Requirements
  • You have a PhD or will complete your dissertation within the near future.
  • You have preferably expertise and/or affinity with EU law, the interplay between law & sustainability, sustainable finance and business, and supervision of law
  • You enjoy being part of a team, and express that by being open to various types of collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to a collegial, open and inclusive work environment.
  • You can communicate clearly and know how to make people want to listen to you.
  • You reflect critically on your own behaviour and work methods, and take responsibility for your work and career.
  • You strive to provide inspiring education, and use a variety of teaching formats in a creative manner.
  • You approach course topics from a variety of perspectives, and take the fact that the student population is diverse into consideration when presenting the lesson materials.
  • You know how to motivate students in their development.
  • You show initiative in setting up and initiating research.

In addition to English language proficiency at the C1 level (CEFR), some proficiency in the Dutch language is also relevant. You are willing to develop your Dutch language proficiency to at least the B1 CEFR level within two years of the start of your employment contract. We offer courses to help employees achieve the necessary language proficiency level.

Additional Information


We offer:

  • an employment contract for 12 months with the prospect of a permanent employment contract;
  • a permanent employment contract;
  • a working week of 36 hours and a gross monthly salary between €4,332 and €5,929 in the case of full-time employment (salary scale 11 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU));
  • 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible terms of employment based on the CAO NU.

In addition to the terms of employment laid down in the CAO NU, Utrecht University has a number of schemes and facilities of its own for employees. This includes schemes facilitating professional development, leave schemes and schemes for sports and cultural activities, as well as discounts on software and other IT products. We also offer access to additional employee benefits through our Terms of Employment Options Model. In this way, we encourage our employees to continue to invest in their growth. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.

Selection process

As Utrecht University, we want to be a home for everyone. We value staff with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and identities, including cultural, religious or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment in which everyone can flourish and contribute.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, via the ‘apply now’ button.

The preferred starting date is 1 September 2024.

Additional comments

For more information, please contact Miranda Walraven at m.walraven@uu.nl.

Candidates for this vacancy will be recruited by Utrecht University.

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