Lecturer (assistant professor) education International and European Law (1.0 FTE)

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

Job description

The School of Law of Utrecht University’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is working on intensifying small-scale education for the purpose of strengthening the skills component within the bachelor’s curriculum and the master’s programmes. This is done by intensifying education and by establishing a Legal Skills Academy, where knowledge and expertise in the field of legal, academic and professional skills are combined. For the department of International and European Law we are hiring a lecturer (Assistant Professor) “education in the field of International and European Law”.
This lecturer will strengthen and continue legal (skills) education at the School of Law, both in the bachelor’s curriculum and in the master’s programmes. Also, the candidate will carry out academic research into education and innovation (for example on the basis of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)). The candidate is broadly orientated, demonstrates academic leadership and has experience in the field of didactics. The candidate will have the opportunity to shape an educationally specific development programme, including the following of courses and submitting innovation proposals (for example within the framework of the Utrecht Education Incentive Fund, the national Comenius Programme, Surf, and the like). 

The following tasks are envisaged:

  • You will teach within the department of International and European Law of the School of Law with emphasis on the development, integration, maintaining and testing of legal-academic skills.
  • You will be a part of the Legal Skills Academy (LSA), where you will be responsible for the development and the maintenance of knowledge concerning academic skills in legal education, by way of, for example, the development of didactic tools for lecturers (feedback, peer feedback, (writing) skills instructions as well as carrying out research into education and educational innovation.
  • You will support your colleagues at the School of Law, if requested by the development and implementation of skills in the courses and programmes organised by them.
  • You will coordinate the activities of the LSA, together with your colleagues of the Legal Skills Academy, and take care of external communications concerning the LSA.

The interviews with selected candidates will take place on Monday 29 August 2022.


For this post a number of aspects are important:

  • You have followed and completed legal education and hold a doctorate (PhD), preferably with an International or European Law profile.
  • You have a good command of Dutch ( minimum B2 CEFR level) and English ( C1-C2 CEFR level).
  • You have experience in teaching legal education (in Dutch and English).
  • You have a teaching qualification, such as a University Teaching Qualification or an Advanced University Teaching Qualification, or a similar qualification. If you do not possess such a qualification, we will offer you the opportunity to gain this qualification, preferably within a period of one year.
  • It is required that you have (extensive) experience in carrying out educational scholarship
  • You work with enthusiasm and you have strong communication skills.

In our assessment of your application, we pay particular attention to your ideas with regard to innovation in legal education.


This is an appointment of 1.0 FTE for the duration of one year. In case of a good performance, an indefinite employment is one of the possibilities.
The minimum gross salary is € 3,974,- and the maximum gross salary is € 5,439,- (scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) per month, at a full-time employment.
Besides that, you will receive a holiday allowance of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 %. Utrecht University also has an appealing package of terms of employment, including the choice for a good balance between work and private (a good arrangement for leave, among other things), possibilities for development and an excellent pension scheme. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

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 quality research and education for more than 350 years. Constant innovation has enabled the School to maintain its leading position. Top-ranking research is conducted in all important legal fields: private law, criminal law, constitutional and administrative law and international law. Researchers collaborate intensively with foreign partners, mainly from the angle of European and comparative law. The School of Law also conducts contract research and consultancy for other organisations. The extensive educational program is based on academic research conducted within the faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. Students are trained as highly qualified, internationally-oriented lawyers on the basis of modern didactical principles. The School of Law offers eight English-language Master’s programs and contributes to the Transnational Law Programme, an English-language Bachelor’s program. The Utrecht School of Law has launched the Netherlands’ most extensive international student exchange programme. In addition, training programs for professionals are available.

You will be working at the Department International and European Law of the School of Law. The department International and European Law (IER) of the Utrecht School of Law is responsible for education and research in the field of international public law, European law, social law, economic public law and human rights.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Urszula Jaremba, via u.jaremba@uu.nl.


Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. 

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the 'apply' button. 

The application deadline is 15 August 2022.