University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

​Assistant Professor in European Private Law​ at Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2022

The Netherlands

​Assistant Professor in European Private Law​ assist in developing experiential learning elements for private law courses within the context of the Amsterdam Law Practice with PhD in law is available at Amsterdam Law School at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 5 Years
Salary: €3.821 to €5.230

Amsterdam Law School

University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

The ideal 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 and/or transnational 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 or is strongly motivated to acquire such experience, ideally both at graduate and undergraduate level;
  • has a strong motivation to both teach and do research.

In addition:

  • You have a teaching certificate (BKO) or the willingness to attain one;
  • You have the capacity (or are willing and able to develop such capacity) to write project proposals for external funding.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Do you enjoy:

  • Teaching an international classroom at Master and Bachelor level;
  • Doing high level research on the (trans)formative power of private law;
  • Contributing to the academic community and the development of the law curriculum;
  • Contributing to the academic and social debate on important societal issues and the role of private law therein.

Then the job of  assistant professor in European Private Law at the University of Amsterdam is perfect for you as a highly versatile professional.

What are you going to do

  • Teach, coordinate and assist in developing courses at Master and Bachelor level (mainly in the Master European Private Law and the Minor Law and Justice in the European Union);
  • supervise theses at Master and Bachelor 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 Amsterdam Center for Transformative Private Law (ACT).

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 9163

Application Procedure

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application, via the link below, until 22 June 2022.

Your application should include:

  • a cover letter, explaining your motivation to apply for this position; should you want to become a core member of SGEL, articulate also why you are a suitable candidate for this project;
  • a CV, including a list of publications;
  • a research plan (max 3 pages);
  • contact details of 2 referees;
  • if your PHD is not completed, a statement by the supervisor with regard to the expected date of submission of the final draft;
  • a writing sample consisting of a recently written, single-authored manuscript in English of no more than 30 pages (this may also include a chapter of the PHD thesis).

Please use the CV field to upload your resume as a separate pdf document. Use the Cover Letter field to upload the other requested documents, including the motivation letter, as one single pdf file. The first round of application interviews will take place in the week of July 4th. The second round will be held in before in the week of 18th July.

About the University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

Amsterdam Law School

Committed, responsible and open-minded. This is how we at the Amsterdam Law School view the role of law in a constantly changing (international) society. With over 5,000 students and 550 staff, we are one of the larger law faculties in the Netherlands. We educate legal professionals who know how to apply the law effectively with the aim of actually contributing to solutions for society. We respond to social developments through innovative and pioneering research. In this way, we always keep in touch with society.Want to know more about our organization? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

About the Employer:


Our offer

The assistant professor will be part of the lively and supportive intellectual environment of the Amsterdam Centre for Transformative Private Law (ACT), see  and a member of the department of private law.

Should your research (and research proposal attached to this application) fall within the field of research conducted within the framework of Sustainable Global Economic Law (SGEL), you may also apply to become a core team member in that project, with additional research time (and additional publication requirements). For more information about SGEL see

The initial appointment will be for 1,5 year. Upon a positive evaluation and fulfilment of the faculty standards for the UD2 position, a tenured position will be available.  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 €3.821 to €5.230 gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end-of-year Bonus.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact (during office hours):

Prof.Dr. Chantal Mak or Prof.Dr. Aukje van Hoek


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