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Researcher of Public International Law

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    University of Amsterdam (UvA)
    Juridical sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    15/05/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Amsterdam


The T.M.C Asser Instituut invites applications for a position as (Senior) Researcher of Public International Law to strengthen its critical research capacity in the area of public international law, working within the research strand on International Institutions and Practices.

What are you going to do

We are looking for a colleague who can engage critically with institutional practices and knowledge production, and communicate their findings in policy-relevant ways to diverse publics alongside the academic community.


As a researcher you are expected to:

  • initiate, develop and execute high-level research projects independently;
  • publish in top international journals;
  • participate in international seminars and conferences;
  • coordinate, develop and execute research projects in collaboration with other Asser researchers;
  • apply for external research grants (e.g. with organisations such as NWO or with the ERC scheme);
  • have an active interest in other work in the research group and contribute to the Asser research community as a whole;
  • take up the managing editorship of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law;
  • contribute to Asser’s knowledge on dissemination activities;
  • initiate, contribute to, and participate in ‘third stream money’ funded research projects and their acquisition.

More Information


Our offer

The contract will be with the Amsterdam Law School. The Researcher will be seconded to the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. This appointment will be initially for the period of one year, available from 1 September 2021. Extension of the contract is subject to satisfactory performance after the first year.

The gross full-time monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for a Researcher at Dutch universities, ranging from €3,746 to €5,826 gross per month, full time equivalent (salary scale 11-12 Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) and will depend on the actual level of education, experience and knowledge. Secondary employee benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

Selection process

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Please submit:

  • your current CV;
  • a cover letter in which you explain your motivation, as well as a brief description of the sort of research you would be interested to pursue at Asser (with some indication of subject, method, context, etc);
  • a sample work of maximum 25 pages (e.g. a published paper);
  • two letters of recommendation.

Submit your application in PDF format using the link below, to the attention of the Selection Committee. Please indicate ‘Application (Senior) Researcher’ in the subject line. 

Applications must be submitted before 15 May 2021.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

What do we require?

Your experience and profile, the following criteria will be taken into account:

  • a completed PhD in Public International Law, plus post-doctoral research experience;
  • an interest in collaborating with researchers from other sub-legal fields (e.g. EU Law or Private International Law);
  • a track record of high-quality academic publications;
  • a strong and relevant international network;
  • commitment to contribute to a stimulating research community;
  • organisational and communications skills;
  • willingness to compete to attract external funding for research projects;
  • an ability to apply critical theory constructively;
  • fluency in English;
  • fluency in Dutch or the intent to become fluent in the near future is required.

Experience in bringing your expertise to a broader (public and/or practice oriented) audience is a plus.

Professional advocacy or other relevant institutional experience is a plus.

The following background and interests are encouraged and a plus:

  • all-round knowledge of public international law is a must;
  • demonstrable focus on international organisations;
  • strong methodological foundation and interest;
  • interest in new technologies and effects on governance routines;
  • interest in international courts and tribunals.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Amsterdam
1018 WV
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166

EURAXESS offer ID: 614727
Posting organisation offer ID: 298572


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