Assistant professor in Law and Technology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Assistant professor in Law and Technology
  • University Graduate
Are you an ambitious early career lawyer who is specialized in research and education in Law and Technology and do you want to be part of an inspiring academic work environment? Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

FTE:         0,8 - 1

Job description

You're a lecturer with a PhD who is a committed and enthusiastic teacher and promising researcher. You should be able to teach in the field of law and technology, including data and privacy law, but also other aspects, and will be expected to have a role in the international technology law masters specialisation, and (if they speak Dutch) in the internet and IP law masters specialization, as well as possibly in bachelor-level courses. You will also have a significant role supervising masters theses. 


  • Master's or PhD degree in law with a focus on law en Technology
  • PhD or in the final stages of completing a Phd
  • You should be open to teaching co-operation with those doing international and European law, and empirical legal studies, as the faculty has inter-disciplinary masters and bachelors programmes.
  • The area of research which the candidate pursues is open, but should bring synergies to their teaching, and should fit within the TLS department, which hosts internet, technology, public international, and European law, and has a contextual and inter-disciplinary tradition, including theoretical and policy-oriented work.
  • A basic teaching qualification (BKO or an international equivalent), or willingness to obtain one
  • The ability to teach in Dutch will be an advantage

What are we offering?

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3,746 (scale 11)
and a maximum €5,127 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The initial employment contract will affect a period of 4 years, with the possibility of extension.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavour – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,000 students. We employ over 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law provides bachelor’s degree programmes in three main fields: Law, Notarial law and Criminology. In addition, we offer an extensive range of Master’s programmes as well as contract education. Our teaching and research focus on the social function and relevance of law: from contracts in the platform economy to the new way of working, from colonial injustice to medical liability, from family reunification to civil participation, from sex offenses to ransomware. Our research is often both international and multidisciplinary in character.

Working at the Faculty of Law means being engaged in an active and inspiring academic setting. Together with your colleagues, you will contribute to the quality of teaching and research in a challenging and rewarding working environment. More than 300 people work at the Faculty of Law, which is home to some 3,000 students.



Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 15 August 2020. The job interviews are planned for the last week of August 2020, when possible please take them into account when applying for the position.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Prof. Gareth Davies
Position: Full Professor

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