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Assistant Professor Job of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure – Tilburg, Netherlands 2022

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The department of Criminal Law of the Tilburg Law School seeks Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure – Tilburg University, Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: € 3,821 and € 5,230/month

Department of Criminal Law
Tilburg University
Tilburg, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

Tilburg University believes that academic excellence is achieved through the combination of outstanding research and education in which social impact is made by sharing knowledge. In doing so, we recognize that excellence is not only achieved through individual performance but mostly through team effort in which each team member acts as a leader, connecting people.

As an Assistant professor you will have:

  • A PhD in criminal law and/or criminal justice;
  • Experience of teaching in criminal law and/or criminal justice in Higher Education;
  • University Teaching Qualification (BKO or equivalent) or the willingness to get one;
  • Excellent communication skills to enable knowledge transfer in a clear, enthusiastic, open and inclusive manner;
  • A solid research profile evidenced through publications;
  • The ability to contribute to the Department’s Signature Plan on Law and Security;
  • Affinity with interdisciplinary and international research;
  • A collaborative attitude based on values of inclusion, equality and respect;
  • The willingness to learn Dutch and to teach Dutch criminal law, within 18 months after being appointed.


  • Experience and affinity with social science/empirical research;
  • Experience in an administrative role.

Responsibilities/Job Description

You will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in criminal law and supervising (under)graduate dissertations as part of the Dutch Law programme and the Global Law Bachelor. You will work with colleagues in delivering the curriculum and have experience with interactive teaching and use of technology-enhanced learning. You will be course leader/coordinator of at least one module. You participate in research-led teaching, including promoting and developing student competencies related to research, and incorporate your disciplinary expertise into your teaching. As a researcher you establish and maintain expertise at the forefront of your expertise/disciplinary area and you contribute to the department’s research plan (Signature Plan) ‘Law and Security’. Ideally, your research has a multidisciplinary and international perspective. You are willing and able to carry out administrative tasks within the department, the School or the university. Tilburg University promotes research into, and critical analysis of societal problems while actively seeking to share that knowledge with the wider society. You contribute to that knowledge sharing by conducting impactful research. The Criminal law Department’s working culture is based on values of collaboration, inclusion, equality, and respect. You are a team player and will positively contribute to the Department’s collaborative culture.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: 19144
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Documents Required

We invite you to apply online for this position by January 26 the latest. Address your letter of interest to Prof. Dr. Geert Vervaeke (Dean Tilburg Law School) and add a detailed resume, list of publications and at least one reference (including name, telephone number and email address). We only approach referees for candidates who make it to the second selection round.

The first selection interviews take place on February 9 (may be subject to change). The Selection Committee consists of:

  1. Prof. Dr. Maurice Adams, chair
  2. Prof. Dr. Eleni Kosta, member
  3. Prof. Dr. Irmgard Borghouts - van de Pas, member
  4. Prof. Dr. Toine Spapens, member

Ideally, the preferred candidate would be able to start on 1 August 2022, or earlier when possible, and is expected to settle in the Netherlands within a year.

About the Department

Tilburg Law School's research is highly regarded nationally and internationally. The Tilburg Law School Departments work closely together in their research in four signature research programs: 1) Global Law and Governance; 2) Law and Security; 3) Connecting Organizations; and 4) Regulating Socio-Technical Change.

The Department of Criminal Law has a multidisciplinary composition in which both criminal (procedural) law and social science approaches to crime and victimization have a place, and it provides education and research in the field of criminal law, criminology, victimology, and forensic psychiatry. The Department has four regular (part full-time, part part-time) chairs: in criminal (procedural) law, in criminology, in human trafficking and globalization, and in financial-economic criminal law. In addition, there is an endowed chair in forensic psychiatry. Currently, the Department has about 30 permanent staff members. Particular value is placed on collaboration, both within the Department and with colleagues within Tilburg Law School and other Schools. The Department has an informal culture, where equality and providing an inspiring and safe working environment are paramount. Providing excellent education and conducting challenging research are seen as two main tasks that can only be accomplished together.

About the Employer: Tilburg University

Note or Other details

Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment. We believe flexibility, development, and good employee benefits are very important. We make clear agreements on career paths and offer several facilities and schemes to maintain an optimum balance between work and private life. Tilburg University fosters diversity and inclusion; that is why we pursue an active policy for inclusive teams where diverse talents can flourish.

The starting gross salary varies between € 3,821 and € 5,230 (full time) based on scale 11 of the Collective Labor Agreement Universities ( Tilburg University actively promotes equal and transparent salary between men and women by strictly applying predetermined parameters based on the candidate’s experience. Employees recruited from abroad may be eligible for the 30% tax facility—this means that 30% of your salary will be paid as a tax-free reimbursement.

Tilburg University offers you an employment agreement for a fixed period of 12 to 18 months with a prospect of a permanent appointment, for 1,0 FTE (40 hours per week).

You are entitled to a holiday allowance amounting to 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross yearly income. If you work 40 hours per week, you receive 41 days of paid recreational leave per year.

Please visit Working at Tilburg University | Tilburg University for more information on our employment conditions.

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Contact details

You may contact prof. dr. A.C.M. (Toine) Spapens (Head of Department) for additional information. He can be reached at +31 13 466 3618, or at

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