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Assistant Professor Job in Property Law at the department of Private Law – Maastricht University, Netherlands

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Assistant Professor Job in Property Law is available at the department of Private Law, Maastricht University (UM), the Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Spring 2022
Contract Period: 12 to 18 Months
Salary: 3.821 to 5.230 Euro/Month

Department of Private Law

Maastricht University (UM), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

The ideal candidate fulfils the following main requirements:

  • You have a PhD degree in Law (or you will have obtained a PhD degree at the time of appointment);
  • You have relevant work expertise in Private Law and an affinity to work in property law;
  • You are able to teach in Dutch or have a willingness to learn Dutch;
  • A personality characterized by vision, work ethics and collaboration;
  • Keen to develop new business and use initiatives.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As an assistant professor, you will have a diverse set of responsibilities. You will teach, conduct innovative and high-quality research, write research proposals, and participate in administrative activities.

You are interested in private law and in property law in particular. You have formulated a research line (or are able to do so) in which you address challenges to property law. Your expertise includes aspects of property law preferably beyond the doctrinal study of property law, such as in constitutional property law and/or in property theory. You follow developments in the field including sustainability, poverty, mass migration and / or aging, or technological developments. You are able to connect developments in property law to other areas of private law, for example to contact law, insolvency law, succession law or private international law.

You are a team player, and you are willing to engage and collaborate with colleagues and students in both research and education. You will teach at both the bachelor and master level, and you will contribute to the development and execution of courses in the field of Private Law. Teaching activities in courses take place in two to three periods, each with a period running for eight weeks.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: AT2022.156

Application Procedure

Basic documents required for the application

About the Department/Section/Group

The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University provides challenging and high-quality legal education for Bachelor's and Master's students. The faculty is a pioneer in small-scale and innovative education and trains lawyers for both the national and international labor market. The faculty is in the top 3 of law schools in the EU and, with 51% foreign students, is the most international law faculty in Europe. It has 3000 students and more than 300 employees. Maastricht University provides you a unique international experience in a Dutch city.

The research within the faculty is conducted within one of the faculty research institutes and the Maastricht Graduate School of Law. The focus of the research is on European and international aspects of law, human rights, migration, and Law & Technology. The faculty attaches great importance to both fundamental and more practical research and is known for its stimulating research and education climate.

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and is still growing with its more than 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. The university distinguishes itself through its innovative educational model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education. Thanks to the high quality of its research and education, as well as a strong social orientation, the university has built a solid reputation in its short existence. It is considered one of the best young universities in the world. UM has six faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

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Note or Other details

You will be employed temporarily for 12 or 18 months (depending on your employment history) as assistant professor (level 2) and will co-develop and agree to specific development goals. Towards the end of this contract period the decision will be taken on whether or not to grant an employment contract for an indefinite period. Your development goals will also allow you to grow further to the position of assistant professor (level 1).

The salary depends on academic qualifications and experience. The salary will be set between minimum gross month salary € 3.821,-- and maximum gross month salary of € 5.230,-- (according to assistant professor 2), based on a full-time employment, of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. For people recruited from abroad a reduced income tax rate may apply. Maastricht University has attractive employment conditions, which include a pension scheme, holidays, holiday allowance and an end of year bonus.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.

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Contact details

More information can be obtained from prof. dr. Bram Akkermans LLM ([email protected]), professor of property law, or Prof. dr. Jos Hamers, Head of Department ([email protected])

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