Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam VU, The Netherlands

2 Junior Lectures in BSc Biomedical Sciences at Vrije, Netherlands, May 2022

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2 Junior Lectures in BSc Biomedical Sciences bachelor’s program in English for candidate with Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences or in a related area is available at Faculty of Science at Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands, May 2022

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General Info

Position: Lecturer
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 50 months
Salary: €2.846 to €4,474

The Faculty of Science

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

The candidate must have a completed Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences or in a related area, and proven affinity with education. Candidates who have completed or are close to completing a PhD in Life Sciences could also apply for these positions.

In addition, the candidate must

  • Be fluent in English;
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Have affinity and/or experience with online education, mixed classroom or blended learning (or willing to learn);
  • Have affinity with the student population and have people skills for their role as tutor;
  • Possess good organizational skills;
  • Be proactive

Responsibilities/Job Description

For our Biomedical Science bachelor’s program in English (school of Health and Life Sciences) we are currently hiring new colleagues who are passionate about education and life sciences.

As a junior lecturer, you will be involved in teaching and various teaching-related and organizational activities primarily within the first and second year of the bachelor’s program.

Your duties

The junior lecturer will

  • Be actively involved in teaching ‘Academic Skills’ in the first year of the bachelor’s program;
  • Be actively involved in teaching in first year courses;
  • Be actively involved in teaching in some second year courses;
  • Act as a tutor for bachelor’s students in Biomedical Sciences;
  • Provide feedback and assess different products (e.g. reports, presentations);
  • Design and develop new teaching activities (together with course coordinators and senior lecturers);
  • Initiate and participate in innovation projects to further improve teaching practices;
  • Organize meetings with course coordinators and lecturers;
  • Contribute to promotional activities of the bachelor’s program.

The junior lecturer will be part of a team of junior lecturers with similar tasks (10 in the BSc Biomedical Sciences program, and about 20 in all Health and Life Sciences programs together). You will be encouraged to work on academic innovations and to build an education portfolio to prepare for various career paths.

If both parties agree on a full Junior Lecturer Trajectory of 4 years and 2 months, you will have the opportunity to acquire a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ).

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 3 May, 2022. The job interviews are planned for May 17, 18, 24, 25, 2022, when possible please take them into account when applying for the position.

About the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.


We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

The Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.

Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to around 6,000 students.

About the Employer:



A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2.846 (scale 10)and a maximum €4,474 (scale 10), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The employment contract will affect a period of 50 months (2 months probation + 4 years)

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment, 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus, a wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge, contribution to commuting expenses, optional model for designing a personalized benefits package


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Contact details

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Dr. Hylke Vervaeke

Position: Bachelor’s coordinator Biomedical Sciences

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone: +31 6 44 32 38 03

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