Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Department of International and European Law is seeking an outstanding international lawyer.

Tilburg Law School’s commitment to societal relevance and internationalization finds reflection in its emphasis on ... Tilburg University - Tilburg — AcademicTransfer

Tilburg Law School’s commitment to societal
relevance and internationalization finds reflection in its emphasis on bridging academic knowledge and practice in a globalizing world.
International law scholarship is at the forefront of our investigation into the impact of globalization upon law.

Specifications - (explanation)

Function typesProfessors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
Scientific fieldsLaw,

European and International Law


hours per week

Job numberUVT-EXT-2015-0017

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Tilburg University

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Job description

Thechair in international law is located in the Department of European and
International Law (EIP). EIP offers a vibrant academic environment, with
international staff from different disciplinary backgrounds converging
around themes of common interest. EIP’s ambition is to perform at the
European top in terms of both research and education. EIP currently
includes some thirty research and teaching staff and hosts chairs in
international law, EU law, international environmental law,
international human rights law, law and development, and legal
philosophy. Research within EIP is conducted within the Center for
Transboundary Legal Development (CTLD), which includes the Tilburg Law
and Economics Center (TILEC) and historians of international law
(HIL@Tilburg). Research themes constantly evolve but currently include
global law, trade and investment, law and development, business and
human rights, nature conservation and climate change, technology and
regulation, and peace and security.

 EIP is responsible for the
International and European Law track of the Dutch LL.B; for the LL.M. in
International and European Law; and contributes to a range of other
teaching programmes, including the LL.M. in Dutch law, the Research
Master, the Liberal Arts programme and the Global Law bachelor. EIP also
hosts two joint doctoral programmes: the Ph.D. programme in
Globalisation and Legal Theory, and the European Joint Doctorate in Law
and Development.

 Chair of International Law
TheChair plays a leading role in realizing EIP’s ambitious goals in the
field of research and education. To this end, the Chair is expected to
publish in leading international journals and to establish and maintain a
network of international contacts. The candidate sought has a strong
grounding in general international law. Whilst carving out her or his
own area of expertise, s(he) will forge cohesion between the
international law chairs within EIP and across Tilburg Law School in
ways that give rise to a distinctive profile and facilitate co-operation
on international law across the Law School. The Chair is expected to
raise external research funds as well as contribute to broader societal
debates. Supervising doctoral candidates is a core part of the

The Chair shall teach within the bachelor and
master programmes offered by the Department and play a leadership role
in the International and European Law track of the Dutch Law bachelor
and the LL.M. in International and European Law. The Chair will be
expected to assume some management responsibilities within the
Department and more broadly within the Law School. An aspect of the
leadership expected from this Chair is a commitment to learning Dutch.


TheDepartment of International and European Law is seeking an outstanding
international lawyer. The ideal candidate will combine academic
excellence with practical application and have a track record of
excellent teaching evaluations.

 The candidate shall possess:
a strong track record in the area of general international law, as
demonstrated by a dissertation on the subject and high profile
-        an excellent international publication record;
-        the ability to establish a strong and innovative research agenda;
an excellent track record in teaching international law at both the
bachelor and master levels and a willingness to innovate in teaching;
-        experience in supervising doctoral research projects;
a proven ability to collaborate with peers and to forge links between
their own research and the research conducted by others;
-        a strong network of international contacts, both within and outside academia;
-        a proven track record in acquiring external funding;
-        leadership and management experience, and a willingness to play such roles in the future;
the ability to inspire colleagues and students, an enjoyment of working
in a team and a willingness to contribute generally to faculty life;
-        an excellent command of written and spoken English, and a commitment to learning Dutch within an agreed period.

Conditions of employment

University offers a good benefits package in accordance with the
Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities. The salary for the
position of Professor 2 has a maximum of € 7.431,- gross per month and
is based on the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
The appointment will be from 1 September 2015.
Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers, offering
very good fringe benefits, such as the possibility to determine your
benefits individually through a labor choice model and reimbursement of
moving expenses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible
for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary; the
university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf whenever the
criteria are met.


Tilburg University

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

Additional information

Additional information about Tilburg University and the Law School can be found on www.tilburguniversity.edu/. Specific information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Morag Goodwin, m.e.a.goodwin@tilburguniversity.edu.

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