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. 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’, staff of the European and Economic Law department have built up a strong reputation for publishing in national and international top journals.


In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as excellent social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills and a results-oriented attitude, we are looking for candidates who have:

  • general knowledge of the key dimensions of European Law. On this basis (s)he 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 that lie in the area of European law
  • a finished PhD in Law, with a specialisation in European Law, and experience in attracting external research funding
  • a good track record in research in European Law, and an emerging national and international network
  • expertise in teaching in various areas of European law.

Participating in management forms part of the tasks. We aim for committed colleagues that are willing to become part of the Faculty’s community and to move close enough to Groningen to make that work. For non-native speakers, a willingness to learn Dutch is required.


The Faculty of Law ( of the University of Groningen 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 5000 students and almost 500 staff members, the faculty forms a vibrant community.

Conditions of employment

We offer a position as Assistant Professor (UD) in European Law, starting on 1 February 2023 for an initial period of 1 year, but with the aim of becoming a long-term member of the European and Economic Law group. The positions range between 0.8-1.0 fte, depending on the preferences of the candidates.

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

  • a salary based on qualifications and experience of between € 3,974 (minimum salary scale 11) and € 6,181 (maximum salary scale 12) gross per month for a full time position
  • a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
  • an 8.3% year-end bonus
  • participation in a pension scheme for employees.

The appointment will be made for an initial fixed term period of 12 months, with the possibility for a permanent appointment upon positive evaluation.

Preferred date of entry into employment is 1 February 2023, or as soon as possible after that date.


If you are interested and you meet our qualification criteria, please include within your application:

  • a brief letter of motivation
  • curriculum vitae.

You can submit your application until 6 November 23:59h / before 7 November 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:…)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): and European Commission’s European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers:

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For information you can contact:

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

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


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