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Assistant Professor (UD) in (European) Labour & Social Security Law

Tilburg University

Assistant Professor (UD) in (European) Labour & Social Security Law
Assistant Professor (UD) in (European) Labour & Social Security Law

Published Deadline Location
today 31 Oct Tilburg

Tilburg University Tilburg Law School is looking for an Assistant Professor (UD) in (European) Labour & Social Security Law (0.8 – 1.0 FTE) for the Department of Private Law, Business Law and Labour Law (PBLL), location: Tilburg, scientific area: Law.
Duration of employment contract: 18 months, with a prospect of indefinite term.

Job description

Tilburg Law School is seeking an enthusiastic colleague for the position Assistant professor in (European) Labour  & Social Security Law in the Department of Private Law, Business Law and Labour Law (PBLL). PBLL is a large and diverse department, home to around 90 members of academic staff engaged in education and research in Private Law in its broadest sense. The successful candidate will develop and grow in teaching as well as in research, both individually and as part of a team of ambitious scholars. 

PBLL invites applications for the position of an Assistant Professor who can make a vital contribution to both education and research in the field of Labour & Social Security Law, principally its European dimension.  

In this position:

  • You are responsible for teaching, organization and development of courses, principally in the field of European labour law and social security law, which might be supplemented with related course subjects such as labour law from a global, comparative or (trans)national perspective. As such, you will coordinate and teach various courses, conduct exams and supervise master and/or bachelor theses in these domains. 
  • You will develop your own research profile, in line with the research program of the Department of Private, Business and Labour Law called ‘Connecting Organizations: Private, Fiscal and Technology-Driven Legal Relations in a Sustainable Society’. This involves, amongst others, the active participation in current transnational debates on enhancing social protection for self-employed and other ‘atypical’ workers and related research projects (such as from Instituut Gak) and in associated academic networks. It also implies that you will submit competitive research proposals for research grants such as the ERC Starting Grant or the NWO Veni scheme.
  • You will participate in management committees or project teams for the Department or Law School.

The ratio between teaching, research and administrative/managerial duties might vary. For the first 5 years research includes participation in a project on social protection for self-employed funded by Instituut Gak.


  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
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Tilburg University


What do we ask? 
Tilburg University is curious about how you can contribute to our research, education, impact, and to the team you will be part of. Therefore, we would like to get the best possible picture of your knowledge, insight, skills, and personality. Below you can find the qualifications we consider important for the position.

Tilburg University believes that academic excellence is achieved through the combination of excellent research and education, whereby societal impact is achieved by means of sharing knowledge. In doing so, we recognize that excellence is achieved not only through individual performance, but primarily through team efforts where each team member acts as a leader connecting people. 

General requirements:

  • You hold a doctoral degree in Law, preferably related to European Labour Law & Social Security Law and you have demonstrable expertise and (1-3 years of) post-doc experience in said legal areas.
  • You have strong research and academic writing skills, evident from peer reviewed international and national publications.
  • You have proven capability to coach junior researchers.
  • You have experience in and are willing to apply for external research funding, individually and jointly.
  • You actively share academic findings with society.
  • You have strong didactic skills, evident from demonstrable teaching experience. 
  • You have a Basic Teaching Qualification (in Dutch: BKO) or are prepared to acquire this within the first two years of your employment.
  • You have experience in and willingness to undertake certain administrative and coordinative duties autonomously (e.g. organization of workshops, involvement in projects, course organization etc.). 
  • You have good command of English and Dutch. Knowledge of other languages is recommended.
  • You are available to start working on 1 December 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Tilburg University assumes the provision of face-to-face education. The starting point is that all employees perform their work in the Netherlands.

Personal qualities/talents:

  • You have excellent interpersonal, as well as strong and effective communication skills. 
  • You show personal leadership: you take responsibility for your work and career and possess a good level of self-knowledge.  
  • You have team spirit: you feel part of a team and express this through collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open and inclusive work environment. 

To maintain a vibrant and active university community, it is important that we meet each other regularly and that the connection between us remains good. Therefore, the premise is that all staff members carry out their work in the Netherlands and that lecturing is done physically.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 18 months, with a prospect of indefinite term.

What do we offer?
Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment with attention to flexibility and room for (personal) development. We recognize and reward  our employees and encourage the use of talents and strengths.

Tilburg University is committed to an open and inclusive culture, embracing diversity, and encouraging the mutual integration of groups of staff and students. We create equal opportunities for all our staff and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community. 

We work in a vibrant and lively (work) environment on our beautiful campus, close to the forest and easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution to this. 

For this position, we offer:

  • A position based on 0,8 -1,0 FTE (32 – 40 hours per week);
  • It is a vacancy for Assistant Professor (UD);
  • A salary of minimum €3,974 and maximum €5,439 gross per month for full time employment, based on UFO profile Assistant Professor  and salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities . Tilburg University uses a neutral remuneration system for salary scaling that is based on relevant education and work experience;
  • Vacation allowance (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%);
  • Vacation days (41 days for a 40-hour work week);
  • Options Model for benefits and reimbursement of moving expenses;
  • Employees from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable wages. We will apply for this reimbursement for you;
  • You will be enrolled in the General Pension Fund for Public Employers (ABP) through us;
  • Various training courses, for example in leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development;
  • A wide range of amenities and facilities and various arrangements to create an optimal work-life balance;

Visit working at Tilburg University  for more information on our terms of employment. 

  • This is a vacancy for a permanent position in accordance with Article 2.3 paragraph 1 CLA for Dutch universities and concerns a temporary employment contract with the prospect of. permanent employment. You will initially be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 12 (internal candidates) or 18 months (external candidates). After this period you can get a permanent employment contract. 

Tilburg University

Tilburg University ‘s motto is Understanding Society. Based on this vision, our more than 1,500 employees conduct research, inspire more than 19,000 students of 110 nationalities, and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together to learn from each other. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology. We seek the connection between the various disciplines to find solutions to the major issues we face as a society. Our students are educated to become responsible and entrepreneurial thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility, and empathy, who are able to influence and give direction to a rapidly changing society in an innovative way. Tilburg University has a culture of collaboration and co-creation, at local, regional, national, and international level.

Since its founding in 1963, Tilburg Law School  has become one of the leading law schools in Europe.  Through top research and the provision of high-quality university education, the School contributes to society. Tilburg Law School is organized into five Departments: Public Law and Governance; Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, Markets and Society; Private, Business and Labour Law; the Fiscal Institute Tilburg; and Criminal Law. The mission of the School is to understand and improve the role of law and public administration in addressing the social problems of today and tomorrow. Through research and education, our scholars contribute to that mission. 

More than 4,000 students pursue a Bachelor’s, pre-Master’s or Master’s degree at Tilburg Law School. Through this education, we train students in law, public administration, and data science. The Tilburg Educational Profile (TEP) is unique in the Netherlands. Central to it are three core concepts: knowledge, skills, and character. A university education provides students with the latest substantive knowledge and trains them to be critical thinkers and resilient professionals. In addition, the School is committed to innovative educational concepts and, partly in response to the coronavirus crisis, has invested heavily in the quality of online education and in innovative didactic tools to make and keep students inquisitive. 

Tilburg Law School’s research is highly regarded nationally and internationally. The Tilburg Law School Departments work closely together in their research in four signature research programs: 1) Global Law and Governance; 2) Law and Security; 3) Connecting Organizations; and 4) Regulating Socio-Technical Change. 

Department of Private, Business & Labour Law (PBLL)

The Department of Private, Business & Labour Law (PBLL)  consists of approximately eighty researchers, lecturers, and staff engaged in education and research in Private Law in its broadest sense. The inspiring and open culture makes working there a pleasure. 
You will be part of an enthusiastic team of experienced lecturers who will guide you through everything that is involved in providing (online) education. In addition, a knowledgeable support team is ready to assist you with all practical matters related to providing education. 

Additional information

More information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Mijke Houwerzijl ([email protected] ).

Working at Tilburg University

At Tilburg University, we seek to study and understand society and in this way we contribute to solving complex societal issues. Our core values are: curious, Caring, Connected, and Courageous.

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Application procedure

We invite you to apply online for this position by October 31, 2022. 

Please attach the following documents to the application:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • official copy of your university degree and grades (transcripts).
  • grade lists
  • best publication and publication list
  • recent educational evaluations
  • contact information of at least two referees (including name, phone number, and e-mail address). We only approach referees for candidates who go to the second selection round. 
  • The first selection interviews will take place on November 21, 2022

    The selection committee consists of: 

  • Prof. dr. Maurice Adams, chair
  • Prof. dr. Joseph Mc Cahery, member 
  • Prof. mr. Marc Loth, member
  • Prof. dr. Mijke Houwerzijl, member
  • Prof. dr. Morag Goodwin, member
  • Prof. dr. Panos Delimatsis, member
  • The following people will be present at the interview: the chair, two members of the nomination advisory committee, a representative from the department and a secretary.

    Ideally, you will start working for Tilburg University on December, 1, 2022. 

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