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Researcher in Private International Law

Posted 14 Jun 2024
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7 Jul 2024 22:00

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The Asser Institute invites applications for a Researcher in Private International Law (0.6 FTE) to strengthen our research capacity in private international law, working within our research strand 'Transnational public interests: constituting public interest beyond and below the state', and in the context of our institute-wide Strategic Research Agenda.

The organisation

Established in 1965, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is an independent and internationally renowned research centre in international and European law, affiliated with the University of Amsterdam. The Asser Institute’s mission is to contribute to the development of international and European public and private law. We achieve this by:

Independent legal research: we conduct fundamental, policy-oriented, and applied legal research in international and European public and private law.

Knowledge dissemination: we initiate and facilitate academic and expert meetings, (professional) education, and public events aimed at disseminating knowledge of international and European public and private law. We further share our legal knowledge by adding to the public debate.

Tasks and responsibilities

Your main tasks & responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate, develop and carry out externally funded research projects, and publish in top international journals
  • Be able to provide legal opinion on matters of private international and comparative law; participate in knowledge dissemination activities
  • Have an active interest in other work in the research strand in specific and within the research department
  • Participate in the institute’s cooperation with the Internationaal Juridisch Instituut (IJI)
  • Potentially participate in editing the journal NIPR (Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht).

What do you have to offer?

Your profile and skills

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • A completed PhD in private international law, and preferably post-doctoral research experience
  • Broad knowledge of private international law, preferably in commercial and family law related matters
  • High quality academic publications in private international law
  • A strong international network
  • Organisational and communications skills
  • Experience in applying for external funding for research projects
  • Writing and speaking fluency in English
  • Professional working proficiency in Dutch is a plus

Our offer

We offer an appointment for 22.8 hours a week (0.6 FTE) for the period of one year with a probationary period of two months, preferably starting from 1 September 2024, with the prospect of a permanent employment agreement. Extension of the appointment is subject to satisfactory performance after the first year. Remuneration depends on the actual level of education, experience, and knowledge, and amounts to a minimum of € 4,332 and a maximum of € 5,929 gross per month for full-time work, excluding a holiday allowance (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%). The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten) is applicable. The UFO Salary scale 11 applies to this position. A temporary reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates. You will be employed by the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, but seconded to the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague. Only candidates with permission to work in the Netherlands will be considered.

In addition, we offer:

  • An inspiring, friendly, and diverse working environment with nice (international) colleagues.
  • 29 days' holiday at full employment and extra holidays between Christmas and New Year.
  • Excellent working facilities.
  • Pension accrual with ABP.
  • Excellent study and development opportunities.

About us

T.M.C. Asser Instituut

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is a research centre in international and European law, based in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice. We are affiliated with the University of Amsterdam, the largest university in the Netherlands. The Asser Institute's mission is to contribute to the development of international and European public and private law. We achieve this by:

Independent legal research: we conduct fundamental, policy-oriented and applied legal research in international and European public and private law. For example, we conduct research into the protection of journalists; we look at the legal aspects of counter-terrorism or artificial intelligence, and we investigate how companies handle human rights can be better protected in international business.

Knowledge dissemination: we initiate and facilitate academic and expert meetings, (professional) education and public events aimed at disseminating knowledge on international and European public and private law. Furthermore, we share our legal knowledge by contributing to the public debate. Examples of this knowledge dissemination are our training courses for lawyers. We also train judges from Ukraine, collaborate with the Movies that Matter film festival, and organise training sessions and public events for different target groups.

The University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the widest range of courses on offer. An intellectual hub with 39.000 students, 6.000 employees and 3.000 PhD students connected by a culture of curiosity. Read more.

Amsterdam Law School
With over 5,000 students and more than 500 staff members, the Amsterdam Law School is one of the larger law faculties in the Netherlands. We educate lawyers who know how to apply the law effectively with the aim of making a real contribution to solving social problems.

Any questions?

Further information can be obtained from Dr Christophe Paulussen, Acting Academic Director of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut (e-mail: c.paulussen@asser.nl).

Job application

Interested candidates who are eligible to live and work in the Netherlands may submit the required documents in English by email only to po@asser.nl, mentioning “Researcher in Private International Law” in the subject line. The deadline to submit applications is Sunday 7 July 2024 23:59 CEST.

Applications should include:

  • A current CV
  • A letter of motivation, including a brief description of the research you would be interested in pursuing at Asser (with an indication of subject, context, method, etc.) in the context of the Asser Strategic Research Agenda
  • A sample work of maximum 25 pages (e.g. a published paper)
  • Two letters of recommendation (in pdf).

While we appreciate all expressions of interest, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Employment agencies should not submit applications. All genders are encouraged to apply.

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