European Studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a large and highly successful academic department that connects research and teaching in Law, Economics, Culture, History and Politics, and focuses both on the EU and on a wider Europe, broader in both time and space.

There is a strong and vibrant research culture in European Studies, which is located in the Faculty’s Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES). Individual and small-group research is encouraged and facilitated, including frequent seminars, conferences, funding opportunities and regular research interaction with colleagues both in European Law and across our range of disciplines.

In teaching, the BA programme (taught in separate Dutch and English tracks) consists of interdisciplinary core modules like European Integration, Turning Points in European History and European Literary History, alongside disciplinary specialisms (Majors) in European Law, Economics, History, East European Studies and Literature and Culture. More information about European Studies teaching and research programmes you can find here.

What are you going to do?

As Lecturer in EU Law you will be expected to provide teaching in the broad area of contemporary European studies in first-year introductory courses and advanced bachelor courses, as well as to supervise BA theses in different fields of EU law. Due to the current Covid-19 measures of the Dutch government, most teaching activities will be held online but a limited amount of teaching may require you to be physically present in Amsterdam.

The tasks of the Lecturer in EU Law are to:

  • teach 2 tutorials in the First Year course Economic and Legal Integration of Europe;
  • teach 2 advanced BA elective courses: 1 course on EU internal market law and 1 course on EU External Relations Law. While the course on EU internal market law is fixed, the subject of the second course could potentially be adapted to the research interests of the candidate, and in accordance with the needs of the Department;
  • supervise BA theses on EU law of 2 BA thesis groups (approx. 12 students).

What do we require of you?

The candidate must either hold a PhD degree or be in the final stages of her/his PhD in a pertinent academic discipline. Interest and experience with interdisciplinary research and teaching will be considered an advantage.

Credentials required:

  • university degree, and PhD in a relevant discipline or enrollment in a PhD program in a relevant discipline and to demonstrate advanced stage in PhD;
  • experience in teaching university courses at BA level, preferably experience in delivering online courses;
  • excellent command of English language, ability to teach in Dutch is considered an advantage.

Further information

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Our offer

The appointment will be temporary for seven months. The appointment (0,42 FTE) will commence on 1 January 2021, or as soon as possible after that date, but no later than 1 February 2021.

The gross monthly salary will range from €2,790 (start scale 10) to €5,127 (end scale 11), based on a full-time appointment of 38 hours a week and depending on the years of relevant experience.

The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities applies.

Job application

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity. We especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Applications should include a short statement of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae and a list of publications. Please submit your complete application no later than Monday 30 November, 23:59 CET, using the link below. Paper versions of your resume and cover letter will not be taken into consideration.

Interviews and possibly a trial lecture/seminar will be held in the weeks between 7 and 18 December 2020.

No agencies please

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