Lecturer in (International) Criminal Law

VU University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law

Are you a law graduate with an international criminal law profile and looking for an academic work environment? Apply then to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).

Location: AMSTERDAM
FTE: 0.8 - 1

Job description

As a lecturer in the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, you can be involved in our teaching activities in the Law in Society (LL.B) bachelor program, as we as in our Dutch Law (Rechtsgeleerdheid) bachelor and master programmes. 

Your duties

You will contribute to:

  • the preparation and teaching of seminars in the abovesaid programmes;
  • the grading of exams;
  • the supervision and assessment of students' written assignments.

Requirements

For this position we are looking for a candidate with a completed Master's degree in Law (LL.M.), preferably specializing in the field of international criminal law. Candidates are expected to:

  • have a demonstrable interest in providing university education. Academic and/or practical experience in international criminal law is a strong asset. 
  • have an excellent command of the English language, both verbally and in writing. The candidate must be able to teach classes in English.
  • Have a University Teaching Qualification, or be willing to obtain one.

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 €2,836 (scale 10)
and a maximum €4,474 (scale 10), 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 1 year, with the option 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,
  • 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 endeavor – 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.

Diversity

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.

Application

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until January 24, 2022. The job interviews will be planned for the second week of February 2022, 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: Dr. L.D. (Lachezar) Yanev
Position: Assistant Professor
E-mail: l.d.yanev@vu.nl
Telephone: (+31) 20-5982674