Tilburg University | Tilburg Law School is looking for a: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN JURISPRUDENCE - Requisition ID 17301
Tilburg Law School is looking for an Assistant Professor in Jurisprudence
Department: Public Law & Governance (PLG)
Scientific discipline: jurisprudence
Full time equivalent: 1.0 fte
Duration of employment agreement: 5 years
Monthly full time salary: €3,746 - €5,127 gross
This is a job opportunity for an Assistant Professor in Jurisprudence, in the department of Public Law and Governance (PLG). PLG is a large, diverse and interdisciplinary department, home to nearly 100 academic staff and a range of legal and social science disciplines. You will develop and grow in teaching as well as research, both individually and as part of a team of ambitious scholars.
As assistant professor, you develop and teach courses in the Dutch Law bachelor (Dutch, courses Inleiding tot de Rechtswetenschap and Rechtswetenschap) and in the Liberal Arts bachelor (English, courses Fundamentals of Public Law and Law and Society). You will supervise master theses. You also participate in research carried out by the team of the legal philosophy, jurisprudence and legal history scholars, part of the Department of Public Law and Governance. In the course of your appointment, you will develop a research profile, in line with the Signature Plan of Global Law and Governance. The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at both scientific and societal relevance. It is organized into several cross-departmental research programs, including Global Law and Governance, New Modes of Lawmaking and Governance in a Multilayered Order, Law and Security, and Law and Technology. Key research themes of jurisprudence include democratic governance and the rule of law. Your teaching and research is managed according to PLG’s Work Allocation Model (WAM), where the general ratio for full-time academic staff is 60% Teaching and Service and 40% Research.
Tilburg University believes that academic excellence is achieved through the combination of outstanding research and education, in which social impact is made by sharing knowledge. In doing so, we recognize that excellence is not only achieved through individual performance, but mostly through team effort in which each team member acts as a leader connecting people.
You have a PhD in Law. Should you not yet have your PhD, you must defend successfully your PhD before the requested start date. You have a profile that combines public law with meta-juridical research (legal theory, legal philosophy, sociology of law or legal history). Your growth potential in the field of research is evident from peer reviewed international publications.You are willing to apply for external research funding. You have scientific integrity and will contribute to an open and diversified culture of excellence. You have demonstrable teaching experience and good didactic skills. In addition, you are a collaborator with good communication skills. You are fluent in English and in Dutch. You are expected to have a Basic Teaching Qualification (in Dutch: BKO), or are prepared to acquire this within the first year of your appointment. You are committed to be an active member of our team and the department and to integrate in the environment provided by the department and the school.
Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment. We believe flexibility, development, and good employee benefits are very important. We make clear agreements on career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and schemes to maintain an optimum balance between work and private life. Tilburg University fosters diversity and inclusion; that is why we pursue an active policy for inclusive teams where diverse talents can flourish.
The starting gross salary varies between €3,746 - €5,127 per month (full time) based on scale 11 of the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities. Tilburg University actively promotes equal and transparent salary between men and women by strictly applying predetermined parameters based on the candidate’s experience. Employees recruited from abroad may be eligible for the 30% tax facility- this means that 30% of your salary will be paid as a tax-free reimbursement.
Tilburg University offers you an employment agreement for a period of (in principle) 5 years.
You are entitled to a holiday allowance amounting to 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross yearly income. If you work 40 hours per week, you receive 41 days of paid recreational leave per year. Please visit Working at Tilburg University for more information on our employment conditions.
Information and application
More information on the vacated position can be obtained from dr. Dave De ruysscher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please apply for this position online before April 26, 2021. Address your cover letter to to the Dean of Tilburg Law School, Prof. dr. Geert Vervaeke, and add a resume, your publication list and your best publication (paper), recent teaching evaluations, your research proposal and a minimum of two references, (including name, telephone number and email address). We only approach referees for those candidates placed on the short-list.
Selection interviews will take place in the period from May 10, 2021 until May 28, 2021 with the possibility of a second interview round in the week of May 31, 2021 until June 4, 2021.
The selection committee consists of:
Prof. dr. Mijke Houwerzijl, Chair of the Appointment and Promotions Committee (APC)
Prof. dr. Eleni Kosta, Member of the APC
Ms. dr. Floor Fleurke, Member of the APC
Prof. dr. Joseph Mc Cahery, Member of the APC
Prof. dr. Nikolas M. Rajkovic, PLG Head of Department
Hans Alewijnse, Secretary of the APC
Minimum 4 of the 6 mentioned members above will be present during the interviews. Ideally, the preferred candidate will start no later than August 16, 2021.
Under the motto of ‘Understanding society’, Tilburg University’s more than 1,500 employees develop knowledge, transfer it to others, and bring people from various disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. Our focus areas are economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology. Tilburg University is internationally known for its high standards in education and scientific research, as well as its good support facilities. The Tilburg University campus offers both quietness and connectivity as it is located in a wooded park, ten minutes away from the city center, main highways, and railways. A mid-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants in the South of the Netherlands, and in proximity to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London, Tilburg is situated at the very heart of Western Europe.
Tilburg Law School offers highly ranked national and international education and research in law and public administration. Currently, more than 4,000 students are enrolled at Tilburg Law School. Students in Tilburg can choose from five Bachelor's programs, one of which is taught in English (Bachelor Global Law) and ten Master's programs, eight of which are taught in English. The international orientation of Tilburg Law School is reflected in these Bachelor's and Master's programs. The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at social relevance and provides students with the tools and skills to study and deal with current issues at an academic level. The research within Tilburg Law School is organized into five cross-departmental research programs: 1) Global Law and Governance; 2) New Modes of Lawmaking and Governance in a Multilayered Order; 3) Law and Security; 4) Sustainable Business Law and Taxation; and 5) Law and Technology.
The Department of Public Law & Governance is a unique collaboration of researchers in the fields of: International Law, European law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Administration, Legal Philosophy, Political Science, Legal History and Jurisprudence. Collaboration within the department is very much inspired by joint research interests.
Tilburg University applies the recruitment code of the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP).
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