TILT has a vacancy for a Lecturer (1.0 FTE for a fixed period for 1 year, with possible extension). We are looking for someone who can make a vital contribution to the quality of teaching and learning and support the teaching staff with several tasks closely related to TILT’s educational activities.
TILT – Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society is a top player in the field of the regulation of technology and its normative implications. We conduct research into the legal and social implications of various emerging technologies such as ICT, bio- and nanotechnology, neurotechnology and robotics. A key feature of the institute’s research program is the interaction between legal, technological, and social perspectives. TILT is consistently ranked a top institute for research and education by national and international Legal Research and Education Assessment Committees.
TILT is offering a Master Program in Law & Technology. In recent years student numbers have increased, and TILT expanded their education activities to other master programs – e.g. data science – and bachelor programs – e.g. courses in Global Law and Liberal Arts. In view of the increased workload, we are looking for a candidate who can help supervise and guide master students, give lectures on how to write a master thesis, carry out administrative duties related to education, carry out work associated with lectures and examinations, and participate in the organization of extra-curricular activities. We value the link between research and education. In this respect the Lecturer can dedicate one day a week to research, publishing (co-authored) academic papers. This day can also be used to develop a PhD-proposal.
More specifically we are looking for a candidate who has:
- completed a Masters program in the area of Law
- knowledge of, or demonstrable interest in, Law and Technology
- excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral)
- demonstrable affinity with the topics of the courses of the Master Law & Technology
- the ability to teach, supervise and coach students in their thesis trajectory
- the ability to co-ordinate with others and to ensure student needs and expectations are met
- the ability to undertake academically related administration
- the ability to develop relevant assignments for different courses
- the ability to assess and grade written assignments and presentations and give good (written)feedback
- the ability to read and grade Master theses on a variety of topics
- the ability to handle course coordination and administration
- the ability to carry out research under supervision of a senior researcher
Preferably the candidate already has teaching experience.
You may be asked to perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role of Lecturer.
Tilburg University is a modern and specialized university. With a broad variety of international programs and innovating research, Tilburg Law School stands for high quality. Tilburg Law School fosters fundamental, empirical and multidisciplinary research at the forefront of science. It received the highest score in the Dutch national assessment for legal research. TILT - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society is a multidisciplinary institute conducting research into the legal and social implications of emerging technologies. With a 50-person staff and over twenty years of experience, TILT is one of the leading European institutes in the area of technology regulation.
The appointment will be for a period of one year, with a possible extension. Tilburg University offers a good benefits package in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities. We offer competitive European salaries. Selected candidates will be ranked in the Dutch university employment system (UFO). Depending on the candidates’ experience, the starting gross salary will vary between € 2.640 and € 4.166 per month (for a full-time Lecturer) based on UFO Lecturer 4, scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities. Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers, offering very good fringe benefits, such as the possibility to determine your benefits individually through a Labor choice model and reimbursement of moving expenses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf whenever the criteria are met.
Additional information about Tilburg University and TILT can be found on http://www.tilburguniversity.edu and http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/tilt. Specific information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Colette Cuijpers, by e-mail C.M.K.C.Cuijpers@uvt.nl.