Assistant Professor in Legal History
As assistant professor, you develop and teach courses in the bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid (in Dutch), in the bachelor Liberal Arts (English) and bachelor Global Law (English), which include courses mostly in the field of legal history, as well as in humanities (European history of the early modern period). You will supervise bachelor theses. You also participate in research carried out by the team of the legal philosophy, jurisprudence and legal history scholars, part of the Department of Public Law and Governance. In the course of your appointment, you will develop a research profile, in line with the research profile and priorities of the Law School. The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at both scientific and societal relevance. It is organized into several cross-departmental research programs, including Global Law and Governance, New Modes of Lawmaking and Governance in a Multilayered Order, Law and Security, and Law and Technology. Key research themes of legal history include the history of international law, the history of commercial law and the history of public law and governance. The intended ratio between teaching and research is roughly 40%-40%, with the remaining 20% for administrative duties.
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.
- You have a PhD in Law on a legal-historical topic, or will defend successfully your PhD no later than 6 calendar months from the first day of your employment contract.
- You have demonstrable affinity with humanities (preferably history). Your growth potential in the field of research is evident from peer reviewed international publications.
- You are willing to apply for external research funding.
- You have scientific integrity and will contribute to an open and diversified culture of excellence.
- You have demonstrable teaching experience and good didactic skills.
- In addition, you are a collaborator with good communication skills.
- You are fluent in English and preferably also in Dutch, or are prepared to learn Dutch within the first two years of your appointment.
- You are expected to have a Basic Teaching Qualification (in Dutch: BKO), or are prepared to acquire this within the first two years of your employment.
- You are committed to be an active member of our team and the department and to integrate in the environment provided by the department and the school.
Conditions of employment
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 all kinds of 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 €3,746 and €5,127 per month (full time) based on scale 11 of the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch 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 period of 5 years.
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.
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Under the motto of ‘Understanding society’, Tilburg University‘s more than 1,500 employees develop knowledge, transfer it to others, and bring people from various disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. Our focus areas are economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology. Tilburg University is internationally known for its high standards in education and scientific research, as well as its good support facilities. The Tilburg University campus offers both quietness and connectivity as it is located in a wooded park, ten minutes away from the city center, main highways, and railways. A mid-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants in the South of the Netherlands, and in proximity to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London, Tilburg is situated at the very heart of Western Europe.
Tilburg Law School
Tilburg Law School offers highly-ranked national and international education and research in law and public administration. Currently, 3,500 students are enrolled at Tilburg Law School. Students can choose from five Bachelor’s programs, one of which is taught in English (Bachelor Global Law) and ten Master’s programs, eight of which are taught in English. The international orientation of Tilburg Law School is reflected in these Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at social relevance and provides students with the tools and skills to study and deal with current issues at an academic level.
The Department of Public Law & Governance is a unique collaboration of researchers in the fields of: International Law, European law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Administration, Legal Philosophy, Political Science, Legal History and Jurisprudence. Collaboration within the department is very much inspired by joint research interests.