Job vacancy – Assistant Professor of Human Rights and International Public Law at Utrecht University

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

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Assistant Professor of Human Rights and International Public Law (1,0 fte)


The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance (REBO) is one of the large faculties within the University of Utrecht. The Utrecht School of Law is also one of the oldest departments of the University of Utrecht, housed in a number of monumental buildings in the center of Utrecht, with approximately 4000 students and 500 staff members. Simultaneously, Utrecht School of Law stands in the midst of society, thanks to a wide range of departments, renowned research and a well-equipped law library.

You will be working at the Department of International and European Law (IER), sections Human Rights (SIM) and Public International Law (IPUR).

Job description
You will primarily be responsible for teaching (almost exclusively in English) in the field of international protection of human rights and public international law. The teaching duties include tending lectures and workshops, thesis supervision and coordination. You will also conduct research within the research programs in which the sections participate. Finally you will be responsible for a number of organizational tasks.

Job requirements
You should have a PhD in (or almost completed doctoral study) in a human rights subject. A thorough and broad knowledge of the protection of human rights at regional and international level and their implementation, and knowledge of and interest in the public international law. Extensive teaching experience in both English and Dutch. Ability to function independently as well as in a team.

Working conditions
• a diverse range of tasks
• An appointment for a period of 2 years
• a salary of minimum €3.227 and maximum €5.020 gross per month based on full-time employment (scale 11-12, CAO Dutch Universities)
• favorable benefits including a good pension and partially paid parental leave
• a pleasant environment at a historical location in the center of Utrecht

For more information please contact professor J.E. Goldschmidt (

Closing deadline application

April 15 2013

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