Appointed in September 2015. Contract until 31 December 2020.
For the academic year 2014-2015 she was a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin. She has been Professor of European Law of the University of Amsterdam since 2008. From 2003- 2013, she held (part-time) the Chair in European and International Governance at the Utrecht School of Governance of the University of Utrecht. She was previously Professor of the Law of International Organizations in the Faculty of Law of the University of Utrecht (1992 -2002).
Deirdre Curtin was the founding director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), a centre of excellence of the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam. As research leader she co-directed ACELG's research programme on 'Compound Constitution(s) in Europe'. She co-directs The Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking. Views from International Public Law, European Public Law and European Private Law’. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Research Network on EU Administrative Law (ReNEUAL).
In 2003 she was elected a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 2007 she was awarded the top-level Spinoza prize by the Dutch Scientific Organization (NWO) for her research in the field of European law and governance, the only time it has been awarded to a lawyer. In 2008 she was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in law by University College Dublin. In 2013 she was elected an Honorary Bencher by the King's Inn, Dublin.