Lecturer in Spatial Planning & Design (0.8 FTE)

Updated: 14 days ago
Deadline: 01 Jul 2024

Lecturer in Spatial Planning & Design (0.8 FTE) (V24.0343)
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Job description

As a Lecturer, you will contribute to teaching in the Bachelor programme Spatial Planning & Design. Your main teaching tasks will be related to the studio-based Spatial Design courses as well as research skills courses – such as Introduction to Academic Research, the Bachelor Thesis Project or the Master Theses. We will adjust the exact teaching requirements to your background and experience.

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences is a growing faculty with an open character. With approximately 100 employees and 100 PhDs, we focus on highly qualified education and research in the field of planning, demography and geography. With two bachelor's degrees and seven master's programs, the faculty offers broad training opportunities to around 1,100 students all over the world. Our motto is: we are making places better together.

As Lecturer you will be positioned within the department Planning and Environment. This Department is involved in the Master programmes Society, Sustainability & Planning and Environmental & Infrastructure Planning, and both bachelor programmes of the Faculty entitled ‘Spatial Planning & Design’ and ‘Human Geography & Planning’. Research at the Department of Planning & Environment focuses on issues of spatial and institutional design for purposeful interventions within the human environment.

  • Has a Master’s or PhD degree in Spatial Planning, Landscape Architecture, Urbanism, Urban Design or related socio-spatial field.
  • Has experience in teaching in higher education; awareness of and willingness to use the latest innovations in teaching techniques.
  • Is in the possession of a University Teaching Qualification or is prepared to acquire this qualification within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Has an interest in and knowledge about Design Thinking within the institutional context of policy-making and planning.
  • Is willing to participate in appropriate Faculty committees and/or other management tasks.
  • Is proficient in using professional digital tools for spatial analysis and visualisation of designs.
  • Is fluent in English and has knowledge of or is willing to learn Dutch (to at least CEFR B2 level – for reading and listening). Dutch language proficiency is a strong asset.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

  • A salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,226 to a maximum of € 5,090 (salary scale 10) gross per month for a full-time position.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance.
  • You will be appointed on a temporary basis for one year, with the possibility of an extension of two years, depending on the (financial) circumstances.

For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/

Starting date: 1 September 2024 or earlier


Applications should include:

1. Letter of application
2. A curriculum vitae including publications or other research output clearly showing your expertise in relevant areas, experience in teaching and management
3. The names of two referees.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration.

The selection interviews will take place on 4 and 5 July 2024.

You may apply for this position until 30 June 11:59pm / before 1 July 2024 Dutch local time (CEST) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/(...)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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