Assistant Professor Public International Law (1.0 FTE)

Hours per week: 
36 to 40
Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Departement Rechtsgeleerdheid
Application deadline: 

Job description

As an Assistant Professor, you will be responsible for teaching in the School of Law at the Department of International and European Law. You will be involved in courses relating to public international law, human rights law, international humanitarian law and international security law. Courses are taught in the School of Law’s Bachelor's and Master's programmes, as well as at University College Utrecht. You will also supervise Bachelor's and Master's theses, and may be assigned additional coordination or organisational tasks. Although the emphasis will be on teaching, research is possible for 0.3 FTE.


We are looking for a candidate with a sound knowledge of public international law. In particular the following requirements apply: 

  • You have a PhD in public international law.
  • You have expertise in international humanitarian law, human rights law and/or international security law.
  • You have experience and strong skills in academic teaching.
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Non-Dutch speaking candidates should be prepared to acquire a good passive knowledge of the Dutch language.
  • You have a Basic Teaching Qualification or are willing to acquire one.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills to build contact with colleagues and students.
  • You work well in a diverse and international environment.


We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for a period of one year with a possible extension of two years. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €3,746 and €5,127 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

About the organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is a faculty at the heart of society, with a strong focus on social issues. Our subjects of law, economics and governance give us a strong mix of academic disciplines that complement and enhance each other. This is a unique combination and a mark of our faculty's strength.

The School of Law has provided high-quality research and education for more than 350 years. Constant innovation has enabled the school to maintain its leading position. Research excellence is expected and maintained in all legal fields. Researchers collaborate intensively with foreign partners and apply for external research funding. The School of Law also conducts contract research and consultancy for other organisations.

The extensive educational programme is based on academic research conducted within the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. Students are trained to become highly qualified, internationally-oriented lawyers on the basis of modern didactical principles. The School of Law offers eight English-language Master’s programmes and contributes to the Transnational Law Programme, an English-language Bachelor’s programme. The Utrecht School of Law has launched the Netherlands’ most extensive international student exchange programme. In addition, training programmes for professionals are available. Applicants should be aware that a good passive knowledge of Dutch is required for promotions in the Law School.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact:
Julie Fraser (Assistant Professor), via


The School of Law aspires to a diverse body of staff (and students) and it similarly strives to create and sustain a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. Women and candidates with a minority background are encouraged to apply for this position. More information about the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy of Utrecht University can be found here. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply’ button below.

The application deadline is 16 April 2021.