Tilburg University Tilburg Law School
is looking for an
Assistant Professor (UD) in European and national regulation of the energy
Department : Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)
Location : Tilburg
Scientific discipline : Law
Full-time equivalent : 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
Duration of employment agreement : 18 months, with possibility for tenure
Monthly full-time salary : € 3,821 - € 5,230 gross
Job opportunity for an Assistant professor in the European and national
regulation of the (technological aspects of the) energy transition in the
Department of TILT (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society).
TILT is a large, diverse and interdisciplinary department, home to nearly 70
members of academic staff and a range of legal and social science disciplines.
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.
TILT has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor who can make a vital
contribution to both education and research in the fields of the European and
national regulation of the energy transition.
TILT is offering a Master Program in Law & Technology and contributes to
several other master programs – e.g. Data Science – and bachelor programs –
e.g. courses in Data Science, Global Law and Liberal Arts. The successful
candidate will contribute to teaching on the regulation of the energy
transition in courses in the Tilburg Law School and in the Data Science
programs in which TILT is involved. The candidate will also be involved in
supervising master thesis students and assist in the design and supervision of
The successful candidate will also initiate and participate in research on the
principles of European and national regulation of the energy transition
carried out by the team of Prof. Lavrijssen.
The successful applicant will contribute to the research on commissioned
projects, to writing tenders and conducting research for various studies. The
applicant will also contribute to the signature research plan " regulating
socio-technical change ” by doing research on the legal challenges of the
regulation of the energy transition and the development of regulatory
theories, principles and rules that facilitate and accelerate the energy
transition”. The candidate will play an important role in facilitating and
stimulating inter disciplinary cooperation in the Tilburg Climate and Energy
Transition Community aiming to achieve excellent academic research with
societal impact and to engage with societal partners that are relevant for the
The candidate will work in close collaboration with the rest of the TILT staff
in preparing activities and events on the regulation of the energy transition,
including initiatives for professional learning. The candidate is also
expected to actively participate in the activities of the Tilburg Law and
Economics Center (TILEC), as there is a vivid cooperation between TILT staff
and TILEC staff in the area of energy regulation and energy market design.
The intended ratio between teaching and research is roughly 30% for teaching
and 50% for research, with the remaining 20% for administrative duties.
Qualifications and personal qualities
Tilburg University believes that academic excellence is achieved through the
combination of outstanding research and education in which social impact is
made by sharing knowledge. In doing so, we recognize that excellence is not
only achieved through individual performance but mostly through team effort in
which each team member acts as a leader, connecting people.
You have a PhD in Law (or have your defense date planned), on a topic
relating to the regulation of the energy transition and / or the
regulation of infrastructure sectors.
Your quality and growth potential in the field of research is evident from
peer reviewed international and national publications.
You are willing to apply for external research funding, individually or
You have scientific integrity and will contribute to an open and
diversified culture of excellence.
You have demonstrable teaching experience and good didactic skills.
You are a collaborator with good communication skills.
You are fluent in English and preferably also in Dutch (at least passive
command) or are prepared to learn Dutch within the first two years of
You are expected to have a Basic Teaching Qualification (in Dutch: BKO)
or are prepared to acquire this within the first two years of your
You are committed to be an active member of our team and the department
and to integrate in the environment provided by the department and the
You are willing to contribute to administrative and coordinating tasks.
Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment. We believe
flexibility, development, and good employee benefits are very important. We
make clear agreements on career paths and offer several facilities and schemes
to maintain an optimum balance between work and private life. Tilburg
University fosters diversity and inclusion; that is why we pursue an active
policy for inclusive teams where diverse talents can flourish.
The starting gross salary varies between € 3,821 and € 5,230 per month (full
time) based on scale 11 of the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities.
Tilburg University actively promotes equal and transparent salary between men
and women by strictly applying predetermined parameters based on the
candidate's experience. Employees recruited from abroad may be eligible for
the 30% tax facility—this means that 30% of your salary will be paid as a tax-
Tilburg University offers you an employment agreement for a fixed period of 18
months and 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week) with the possibility for tenure.
You are entitled to a holiday allowance amounting to 8% and a year-end bonus
of 8.3% of your gross yearly income. If you work 40 hours per week, you
receive 41 days of paid recreational leave per year.
Please visit Working at Tilburg University for more information on our
Information and application
More information on the vacated position can be obtained from Prof. dr. Saskia
Lavrijssen at S.A.C.M.Lavrijssen@tilburguniversity.edu.
We invite you to apply online for this position by February 2 the latest.
Address your letter of interest to Prof. Dr. Geert Vervaeke (Dean Tilburg Law
School) and add a resume, your publication list and your best publication
(paper), recent teaching evaluations, your research proposal and a minimum
of two references, (including name, telephone number and email address). We
only approach referees for candidates who make it to the second selection
The first selection interviews take place on February 14. The Selection
Committee consists of:
1. Prof. Dr. Maurice Adams, chair
2. Prof. Dr. Mijke Houwerzijl, member
3. Prof. Dr. Irmgard Borghouts - van de Pas, member
4. Prof. Dr. Saskia Lavrijssen, member
Ideally, the preferred candidate would be able to start no later than August 1
2022 and is expected to eventually settle in the Netherlands.
Under the motto of ‘Understanding society', Tilburg University's more than
1,500 employees develop knowledge, transfer it to others, and bring people
from various disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to
contribute to solving complex social issues. Our focus areas are economics,
business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public
administration, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology. Tilburg
University is internationally known for its high standards in education and
scientific research, as well as its good support facilities. The Tilburg
University campus offers both quietness and connectivity as it is located in a
wooded park, ten minutes away from the city center, main highways, and
railways. A mid-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants in the South of the
Netherlands, and in proximity to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and
London, Tilburg is situated at the very heart of Western Europe.
Tilburg Law School offers highly ranked national and international
education and research in law and public administration. Currently, almost
4,000 students are enrolled at Tilburg Law School. Students in Tilburg can
choose from five Bachelor's programs, one of which is taught in English
(Bachelor Global Law) and ten Master's programs, eight of which are taught
in English. The international orientation of Tilburg Law School is reflected
in these Bachelor's and Master's programs. The research conducted within
Tilburg Law School is aimed at social relevance and provides students with the
tools and skills to study and deal with current issues at an academic level.
The research within Tilburg Law School is organized into five cross-
departmental research programs: 1) Global Law and Governance; 2) New Modes
of Lawmaking and Governance in a Multilayered Order; 3) Law and Security; 4)
Connecting Organizations: Private, Fiscal and Technology-Driven Legal
Relations in a Sustainable Society; and 5) Law and Technology.
Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)
TILT is one of the leading research groups in Europe at the intersection
of law, technology, and society. It is premised on the multidisciplinary study
of socio-technical change, aiming at understanding the interaction of
technology and social and normative practices, in order to clarify how
regulatory challenges of socio-technical change can be addressed. TilT also
cooperates with TILEC in the area of energy regulation and energy
economics.TILEC, a Center of Excellence at Tilburg University and a global
leader in the study of economic governance and economic regulation, including
electricity regulation, consists of some 40 committed members working on
economic law and regulation as well as institutional, behavioural and
experimental economics. In addition, Tilburg University is a social science
specialized institution, hosting various research groups on topics covering
multiple aspects of transnational, comparative and global law from a
theoretical and empirical viewpoint.
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