10 September 2015

JOB: Assistant Professorship in Global Legal History at Tilburg University; DEADLINE 18 OCTOBER 2015

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Tilburg University (The Netherlands) has advertised an Assistant Professorship for 4 or 5 years in Global Legal History.

More information below:


Tilburg Law School is looking for 

An Assistant Professor in the field of Global Legal History (1,0 fte – fixed term 4 or 5 years)

 In 2013, Tilburg Law School launched a new LLB in Global Law. The Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History is hiring an assistant professor in Global Legal History, with the aim of developing and teaching courses and writing course materials in the field of comparative/global legal history. Global legal history is here to be understood as the study of the historic development of the major legal traditions of the world and their crossfertilizations.

Teaching (± 40%)
We expect the successful candidate to contribute to courses in various degree programs. He/she will in particular teach comparative and global legal history in the LLB Global Law as well as in the regular LLB program of the School (in English). He will also supervise graduate students and is willing to engage in public and professional education.

Research and Publications (± 40%)
Apart from doing research in his/her field of specialism in legal history, the new assistant professor will develop and write a teaching book, in cooperation with Professor Randall Lesaffer, on global legal history. The aim is to publish the book with a major international publishing house.

Management and service (± 20%)
The assistant professor will assist the director of studies of the LLB Global Law in the further development and management of the program.


The successful candidate has:
- A law degree and a doctoral degree (PhD) in a relevant field;
- 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);
- A willingness to integrate themselves fully in Tilburg Law School;
- An excellent command of English.


Tilburg University is among the top of the Dutch employers and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment. The salary for the position of an assistant professor on a fulltime 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.

Dienstverband: Temporary, Fixed term contract for 4 or 5 years



The Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History

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).

Additionele informatie

Specific information about the vacancy can be obtained from prof. Randall Lesaffer, e-mail:
(source: AcademicTransfer)

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