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Junior Lecturer Position in Master’s Programmes Life Sciences – VU Amsterdam Jun 2022

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam invites applications for a Junior lecturer, you will be involved in various teaching-related, and organizational activities in all three Master’s programmes, the Netherlands – Jun 2022

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General Info

Position: Junior Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years and 2 Months
Salary: 2,846 EURO/Month

Faculty of Science

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

The candidate must have completed a Master in Life Sciences, and should have a proven affinity and experience with education. Candidates who have completed or are close to completing a PhD in Biomedical or Biomolecular Sciences, are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.In addition, the candidate must

  • be fluent in English;
  • have strong oral and written communication skills;
  • possess good organizational skills;
  • be proactive and able to work independently.
  • having skills in scientific programming of R, Python or Matlab is a pre.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for two colleagues who are passionate about education, in particular within the context of the life sciences. You will support the following Master’s programmes: Biomedical SciencesBiomolecular Sciences and Neurosciences.

Location: AMSTERDAMFTE: 0.8


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 an ‘university teaching qualification’(UTQ or BKO).

Your duties

The junior lecturer will be expected to:

  •  be actively involved in course teaching within the Academic skills and Career courses;
  • contribute to the development of academic skills and community-building activities in  courses and internships;
  • initiate and participate in innovation projects to further improve teaching practices in the programs;
  • contribute to promotional activities and admission procedures of the programmes;
  • assist in coordination and administrative tasks of the masters’ programmes.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 12/06/2022.Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

About the Faculty

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.The junior lecturer position is ideally suited for starting teachers. The appointment is for 4 years and 2 months, including a period of probation of 2 months. The junior lecturer position is placed in the Athena Institute or department A-life. The positions are immediately available, with a start somewhere between now and September 2022.On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2.846 (scale 10) and a maximum of €4,490 (scale 10), depending on your education and experience. The job profile 'docent 4' is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for 0.8 FTE.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),
  • possibility to save holiday hours, for sabbatical leave,
  • child daycare facilities available on campus

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Contact details

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:For additional information please contact: Dr. R.J. van Belle-van den Berg ([email protected]l; Coordinator Master Biomedical Sciences).

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