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Assistant Professors in European Law (2.0 FTE) (221075-76)

Job description

The department has openings for 2 Assistant Professors (Universitair Docent) in European Law (both 1.0 FTE). The prospective Assistant Professor will participate in the various courses of the department, both as a lecturer and a coordinator and both at Bachelor and Master level. Research expertise and interests lie in the area of European law. Participating in management forms part of the tasks.


The Assistant Professor has general knowledge of the key dimensions of European Law. He or she has expertise in teaching in various areas of European law and is a valued lecturer.

We are looking for candidates who also meet the following requirements:

● a finished PhD in Law, with a specialisation in European Law
● experience in attracting external research funding
● a good track record in research in European Law
● an emerging national and international network
● possession of a basic university teaching qualification or preparedness to acquire this qualification within a reasonable timeframe
● demonstrable organisational and communicative skills
● fluency in English
● the ability to teach in Dutch will be an advantage.


Since its founding in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. We encourage the 35.000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Among the best research universities in Europe, we join forces with prestigious partner universities and networks around the world, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

The Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law ( is a modern, (inter)nationally oriented institution which builds on a longstanding tradition of more than four centuries. The faculty has the ambition to measure itself with the best law faculties in Europe. It offers several (inter)national Bachelor and Master programmes and with more than 4.900 students and almost 400 staff members, the faculty forms a vibrant community. The faculty is situated in the vibrant city centre of Groningen, only 2 hours from Amsterdam and Schiphol airport.

The European and Economic Law department
The European and Economic Law department of the University of Groningen is built around the first chair of European law in The Netherlands. The department strives for the highest level of research and education in all aspects of European law. The aim is to provide students of the Faculty of Law with a complete overview of European Union law and that of the European Convention on Human Rights. The emphasis is on the relationship between European law and the national and international legal systems. Within the framework of the research programme ‘Protecting European Citizens and Market Participants’ (,Union%20and%20other%20European%20international), staff of the European and Economic Law department have built up a strong reputation for publishing in national and international top journals.

The European and Economic Law group is an enthusiastic team consisting of younger and more senior staff, with a mixed Dutch and international background. It covers the whole spectrum of European law.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

● a minimum salary of € 3,746 (salary scale 11) and a maximum salary of € 5,826 (scale 12) gross a month on a fulltime basis in accordance with your experience
● a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus
● 232 holiday hours per calendar year for full-time employment
● participation in a pension scheme for employees
● an initial period of 2 years (with a possibility for extension).

Preferable starting date is 1 August 2021


Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:

• letter of application
• curriculum vitae.

You can submit your application until 4 April 11:59pm / before 5 April 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

  • Prof. Ramses Wessel, Head of the Department of European and Economic Law, r.a.wessel

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.