Are you looking for a challenging job in a dynamic setting? For the Amsterdam Law Clinics we are looking for a Clinical Teaching Fellow.

At the Amsterdam Law School, students are offered an Experiential Learning programme unique in the Netherlands. Each Master’s programme offers courses from what is collectively known as the Amsterdam Law Practice (ALP), in which students are asked to apply their knowledge of the law to questions from actual practice and to reflect on this experience. Students can enroll in simulations, moot courts, law labs, internships and in law clinics.

The law clinics are known as the Amsterdam Law Clinics (ALC) and comprise six different thematic legal clinics, ranging from the Business & Human Rights Clinic to the Fair Trials Clinic. Besides working on real life cases from real clients, in this programme students participate in overarching, interactive workshops/seminars.

The overall ALP programme is managed by the ALP programme director; the Amsterdam Law Clinics (ALC) component is specifically supervised by the Director of the Amsterdam Law Clinics.

For the Amsterdam Law Clinics we are looking for a Clinical Teaching Fellow with experience in human rights and in clinical and academic legal education. The ideal Clinical Teaching Fellow is a law graduate with experience as a legal practitioner. The Clinical Teaching Fellowship is an exceptional opportunity to engage with legal practice and at the same time work in academia.

What are you going to do

The Clinical Teaching Fellow is part of the Amsterdam Law Clinics team. The Clinical Teaching Fellow will support the Director of the Amsterdam Law Clinics in teaching the Amsterdam Law Clinics seminars and other related matters. In addition, the Clinical Teaching Fellow will supervise and coordinate several clinical projects/cases. Due to changes in the curriculum and availability of clinical projects, the tasks of the Clinical Teaching Fellow may change, however, the main tasks of the Clinical Teaching Fellow will be:

  • supporting the director of the Amsterdam Law Clinics in planning the Amsterdam Law Clinics’ seminars and in further developing the seminar’s curriculum;
  • conducting part of Amsterdam Law Clinics’ seminar’s curriculum, such as lectures on legal drafting and rounds sessions;
  • heading the Fair Trials Clinic and supervising the students involved in its clinical projects;
  • supervising students on Business and Human Rights Clinic projects;
  • publishing of law journal articles in relation to clinical education (together with the Director of the Amsterdam Law Clinics);
  • selecting students for the Fair Trials Clinic and potentially also for the Business and Human Rights Clinic;
  • assisting the Director of the Amsterdam Law Clinics in the organization of events (e.g. expert meetings, roundtables, panel discussions);
  • performing administrative and organizational tasks for the Amsterdam Law Clinics, including assisting in funding applications and external communications (website, social media, etc.); and
  • working as part of a team.

What do we require of you?

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • a law degree with an outstanding record;
  • at least three years of prior experience in law practice or human rights related work;
  • strong organizational and communication skills;
  • prior teaching experience;
  • an excellent command of English, both verbally and written;
  • a commitment to working intensively with students.

The following background and interests are encouraged and a plus:

  • knowledge of, and experience in, the field of business & human rights; and
  • a track record of quality (academic) publications.

Our offer

We offer a temporary full-time or part-time contract for the period of 1 year. Preferred starting date is 1 August 2021. Upon positive evaluation and satisfactory performance, you will be offered an extension.

The gross monthly salary based on full-time employment (38 hours per week) ranges from €2,790 up to a maximum of €4,402. This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus. The starting salary will be based on qualifications, expertise and relevant experience. The profile Clinical Teaching Fellow is applicable in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.

About us

Amsterdam Law School prides itself on its international orientation and strong social commitment. This is reflected by both its research and educational activities. The Amsterdam Law School offers three Bachelor’s programmes, including the interdisciplinary English-language Bachelor Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) in cooperation with two other Faculties, as well as a variety of Master’s programmes, several of which are taught exclusively in English (i.e. International and European Law, European Private Law, International Criminal Law, and Law & Finance). The Amsterdam Law School prepares students for a wide variety of legal careers including law firms, government, business and industry, the national and international judiciary, public service, human rights advocacy, and academia. With 4000 students and over 450 staff members, it is one of the largest law faculties in the Netherlands.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Further information

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Job application

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.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 25 June 2021. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • Sample of Written Work – no longer than 10 pages
  • Contact information for two references

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis: early application is recommended. Interviews will be held no later than in the week of 5 July 2021.

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