ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

donderdag 16 juli 2015

POSITION: Assistant Professor in the History of International Law (Tilburg University, 1 January 2016) DEADLINE 15 SEPTEMBER 2015

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Tilburg University (Netherlands) is looking for an Assistant Professor in the History of International
Law, starting on 1 January 2016. A second position for General Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law is advertised as well.

Applications will be received until 15 September 2015.

Job description:
The Assistant Professors will be embedded in the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History and will have the following tasks:

Teaching (± 40%)
We expect the successful candidates to contribute to courses in various degree programmes (LLB and LLM in Law, LLB Global Law, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Research Master in Law), to supervise students and to be willing to engage in public and professional education.

Research (± 40%)
We expect the successful candidates to engage in research both individually and in team context, to write early career grant proposals (e.g., NWO, ERC) and to take an interest in the societal impact of research outputs.

Management and service (± 20%)
We expect the successful candidates to be willing to assist in coordination and management tasks, to serve on committees and to be enthusiastic academic citizens.
The successful candidates have:
- A doctoral degree (PhD) in a relevant field;
- A CV suitable to applications for early career grants;
- A track record of high-impact publications or a demonstrable ability to develop one;
- Excellent teaching skills (as evidenced by a ‘BKO qualification’ for those applicants currently working at a Dutch University);
- The ability to teach a broad range of subjects :
>For the assistant professor in General Jurisprudence/Constitutional Law: courses in public law and introductory and skill-oriented legal courses
>For the assistant professor in History of International Law: courses in history of international law, but also in general legal history as well as introductory and skill-oriented legal courses
- The willingness to integrate themselves fully in Tilburg Law School and with time to assume positions of leadership in education, research and management;
- An excellent command of English;
- If non-Dutch speaking, the willingness to invest in learning Dutch for professional use. For the History of International Law position the immediate ability to teach in Dutch is an advantage.

In the field of General Jurisprudence/Constitutional Law position we are looking for a new colleague who in his or her research approaches contemporary problems of public law (for instance, but not limited to, concerning migration and fundamental rights) from a theoretical perspective, either internal or external to law.

For the position in the History of International Law preference is given to candidates with degrees in both law and history. The research of the assistant professor will be imbedded in i-Hilt, the Institute for the History of international Law at Tilburg (, which is part of the Department. The research at the institute centres on the history of public international law since 1500 to the present, with a focus on state practice.
We offer a challenging job in an inspiring and friendly environment. The envisaged starting date is 1 January 2016, on a fulltime basis (both conditions negotiable). The selected candidates will initially be appointed for six years as Assistant Professor (UFO: universitair docent 2).
The positions in History of International Law and General Jurisprudence/Constitutional Law are tenure track positions, which means that upon positive evaluation shortly before the end of the contract, tenure (vaste aanstelling) and promotion to Associate Professor (UFO: universitair hoofddocent 2) may be granted.
Tilburg University is among the top of the Dutch employers and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment. The starting salary for the position of an assistant professor on a full-time basis ranges between € 3324,- and € 4551,- gross per month. Foreigners and long-term Dutch expats can apply for tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable salary for a maximum duration of 8 years.
At the department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History History teaching and research on a variety of legal areas is being carried out.

Within the broad area of Public Law, the department hosts expertise in European constitutional and administrative law, education law, regulatory studies, the law of administrative procedure and fundamental rights.

The department’s activities in the field of Jurisprudence focus on general themes in public law such as the meaning and the development of the democratic state with the rule of law principle. The specialism of our Legal History group is history of international law (i-HILT).
Tilburg University is a modern and specialized university. With a broad variety of international programmes and innovating research, the Faculty of Law stands for high quality. Research at the Tilburg University Faculty of Law is conducted in an organisation that fosters diversity. The Tilburg Graduate Law School is responsible for the training and guidance of its Research Master students and of the Faculty's PhD researchers. With its open and inspiring atmosphere, this Faculty is a congenial working environment.
 More information:
Specific information about the vacancies can be obtained from prof. dr. Anne Meuwese, email:
See AcademicTransfer.