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Teaching and Research Staff Member European Law (1.0 fte)

Vacature nummer
22-575 12722
Wetenschappelijke functies
Intern , Extern
Publicatie datum
13 september 2022
1 oktober 2022 Vacature gesloten

The Department of European Law of Leiden Law School has three vacancies for:

Teaching and Research Staff Member European Law (1.0 fte)
Vacancy number 22-575 12722

As a Teaching and Research Staff Member you will be involved in the core tasks of the Department of European Law related to teaching and research. This is a broad and challenging position that offers junior legal professionals an excellent opportunity to gain experience – under expert supervision – in many aspects of European law, in a scholarly and largely English-speaking environment. The appointment is temporary, but enables the staff member to develop a proposal for PhD research at the Department in one of the following three subfields of European law:
1.    Competition law, more specifically the enforcement of competition rules and/or addressing new challenges in the digital economy.
2.    The internal market, more specifically the free movement of services and freedom of establishment, in light of the increasing importance of the “service economy”, e.g. by examining the interaction between primary and secondary law.
3.    European human rights (ECHR and/or EU fundamental rights), with a focus on freedom of expression and/or academic freedom.
The intention is that upon a positive performance review the Teaching and Research Staff Member will transition into the role of PhD candidate.
In your application, please indicate clearly which of the three areas has your specific interest and why and provide a short abstract of a research idea in this field.
Your responsibilities in this position will also include:
•    Providing organisational and substantive support for research conducted at the Department;
•    Publishing, insofar as your support related to research offers possibilities to do so;
•    Teaching tutorial groups and correcting examinations and papers;
•    Providing support related to teaching, and the development and coordination of teaching activities.
Knowledge of the Dutch language is not a requirement, but would be a major advantage.
Your profile

The Department is looking for a teaching and research staff member with an interest in academia who recently graduated with a degree in European Law or a related master’s degree in law. Affinity with the tasks listed above, and the ability to work in a team are requirements.

Our organisation
Leiden Law School is located in Leiden and The Hague. With more than 6500 students and around 1000 staff, it is one of the largest university faculties in the Netherlands. The faculty focuses on innovative multidisciplinary research and educational programmes that are constantly renewed in response to issues in society. Our faculty is large enough to make a difference nationally and internationally, yet small enough to offer personalised education. This is how we contribute to a safe and sustainable world, each and every day. For more information: Leiden Law School - Leiden University.
The Department
As part of Leiden Law School, the Department of European Law teaches European law at both the bachelor’s and master’s level. The research conducted at the Department focuses on the full breadth of European law. Outside the University, the Department is known as the Europa Institute.
We offer
•    A temporary appointment starting latest 1 January 2023, for the duration of one year, with the intention to transition into the role of PhD candidate upon a successful performance review.
•    Salary, depending on education and work experience, range from € 2818.- to € 3764.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 8, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).
•    Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive. In the case of equal suitability, preference will be given to a female candidate.

For more information about the position, please contact Prof. J.J. Rijpma: j.j.rijpma@law.leidenuniv.nl
For more information about Leiden University: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl

Please submit online your application no later than 1 October 2022, referring to the vacancy number and including a motivation letter and your CV, to the attention of Jorrit Rijpma, Professor of European Law.
Interviews will be held in the second half of October. Please ensure you are available then.
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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