Postdoctoral Researcher in Transnational Environmental Law

University of Amsterdam is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a postdoctoral position in environmental law. The funding allows successful candidates to work for two years in the first instance. Applicants should apply before January 30, 2019.

The T.M.C. Asser Institute is a research centre for international and European law. Its mission is to contribute to the development of international and European law by conducting independent fundamental research, policy-oriented research, and applied legal research, as well as by initiating and facilitating academic and expert meetings, (professional) education, and public events with a view to disseminating knowledge of international and European law. The institute is dedicated to building a strong research community and creating an environment that facilitates critical-constructive reflection.

The Asser Institute, based in The Hague, is seeking an Postdoctoral researcher in Transnational Environmental Law available from 1 April 2019 to strengthen research capacity in our research strand on 'Advancing Public Interests in International and European law' and contribute to the 'Doing Business Right' project.

You will be appointed at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Law School, and seconded to the Asser Institute.

This appointment will be originally for the period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to satisfactory performance after the first year.

Salary scale: 11 according to theCollective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. Remuneration depends on the actual level of education, experience and knowledge with a maximum of 4.978 gross per month based on a full-time equivalent (38 hours). Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% end of year bonus.

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

Please send your current CV, a cover letter in which you explain your motivation, a written piece of max. 25 pages (e.g. a published paper), two letters of recommendation in pdf, and a short research proposal (2000 words max), which sets out questions you would like to investigate during your stay at the institute, locates these in the relevant literature and indicates the method you intend to use to answer your research questions.

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to Your application must be submitted in English and addressed to Prof. Janne Nijman, Academic Director of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut.

Deadline for the application is 30 January 2019.#LI-DNP


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