Junior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence

Are you passionate about teaching in Artificial Intelligence? And do you want to help us educate the next generation of AI experts using innovative teaching methods? Then, please apply as a junior lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).

  • Location: AMSTERDAM
  • FTE: 0.8 – 1


We are looking for a colleague who is passionate about education in Artificial Intelligence. Our Department wants to attract a junior lecturer who can strengthen our staff by giving high-quality instruction in teaching. You will support the Bachelor and Master AI programs. As a junior lecturer, you will be involved in various teaching-related and organizational activities in both programmes, with a special focus on innovation of courses. You will contribute to a further implementation of the principle of “active blended learning” in our programmes.

As a Junior lecturer you will be encouraged to work on academic innovations and to build a portfolio in the context of education as a preparation for various career paths. To this end, you will have the opportunity to acquire a basic qualification in teaching at university level (‘BKO’). The junior lecturer position is ideally suited for early-career teachers. You will be working in close cooperation and with the support of a lot of enthusiastic and experienced colleagues.  A full Junior Lecturer Trajectory is 4 years and 2 months, and cannot be extended beyond this period. This position therefore does not lead to permanent employment.

Your duties The junior lecturer will be expected to:

  • supervise/coordinate bachelor and/or master thesis projects
  • support teachers in individual courses in AI education programmes
  • coordinate student assistants
  • provide technical and organisational assistance for project oriented courses
  • advise on and help with the further development of innovative teaching concepts


  • have completed a Master in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science including AI courses, or a related Master programme
  • be enthusiastic about teaching
  • have strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • possess good organizational skills
  • be proactive and able to work independently


A challenging position in a socially involved organization is ideally suited for starting teachers. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,960 (scale 10) and a maximum €4,670 (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 appointment is temporary for 4 years and 2 months, including a period of probation of 2 months. The junior lecturer position is placed in the Department of Computer Science. The position is immediately available.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,
  • solid pension scheme (ABP),
  • contribution to commuting expenses,
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package


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.

Diversity 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 more than 11,000 students.

About the department The VU Department of Computer Science maintains highly successful programs in areas including Artificial Intelligence, Bio-Informatics, Computer Security,  Computer Systems, Software Engineering and Green Computing, Information Sciences, Theory, and User-Centric Data Science.


Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your

  • curriculum vitae (CV)
    • highlighting teaching experience
    • highlighting relevant competences and skills
    • including two references we may contact
  • a one-page cover letter (CL)
    • including a motivation for this teaching position and the area(s)
    • explaining how you fulfill the requirements for this position
  • BSc and MSc academic transcripts
    • containing all your grades at university level

The application deadline is 31 January 2023. If possible, the intended start date for this position is March 2023.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

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

Name: Dr. Michel Klein; Prof. Dr. Annette ten Teije
Position: Assistant/Full Professor
E-mail: michel.klein@vu.nlannette.ten.teije@vu.nl