Lecturer of Health & Life Sciences (0.5-0.6 FTE)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 17 May 2024

Job description

Do you want to be a part of our international and dynamic community? Do you have a PhD or completing one and would you like to teach in our varied curriculum? Then be sure to read on!

The University College Groningen (UCG) is a faculty of the University of Groningen. The faculty is an international community, staff and students are from across the globe. The atmosphere of UCG is characterized as informal, committed and dynamic and the learning environments are generally small-scale and interactive.

In September 2014 UCG started a Liberal Arts and Sciences programme, which offers broad academic education with a focus on engagement to societal challenges through project-based education and interdisciplinary integration.

As a lecturer you will be teaching and further developing central Health & Life science courses in our program with preference to at least two of the following courses: Human Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and/or Neurobiology. The position may also involve some combination of supervising bachelor theses or contributing to the teaching of other elements of our Liberal Arts and Sciences core curriculum such as projects. We believe it is important that you also engage in research, ideally in an interdisciplinary way which would also involve UCG students.

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Belonging to the best research universities of Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.


• a PhD in Biology or a closely related discipline, candidates in the process of finishing their PhD are also welcome to apply
• teaching experience, good student evaluations and preferably a University Teaching qualification
• experience in project-based education is preferred
• you are a teamplayer and a good communicator
• an international background or experience
• you have an affinity for working in working in an interdisciplinary setting
• near-native English proficiency. You are able to demonstrate experience with educational innovation and active learning methods
• you are willing to learn the Dutch language, for which support is available.

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 € 3,974 to a maximum of € 5,439 (salary scale 11) gross per month for a full-time position
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
• an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
• participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants
• an appointment on a temporary basis for 2 years.

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 August 2024


For information you can contact:

Thomas Schlathölter, UCG Director of Academic Staff,   [email protected]

Roland Chiu, UCG Academic Director Health and Life Sciences,   [email protected]

(please do not use the email addresses above for applications)

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