Associate Professor at the Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 20 Jun 2021

Associate Professor at the Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University
Associate Professor at the Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University
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1 Jun 20 Jun Maastricht

We are looking for an ambitious associate professor who is eager to join and extend the department of Health Promotion at Maastricht University. This department focuses on the promotion of public health and healthy behaviour. The candidate is able to develop initiatives and acquire funding to conduct innovative and high quality research on this topic. The candidate is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher and supervisor at all academic levels (bachelor, master, PhD.) and is eager to contribute to academic teaching in the field of health promotion.
Job description


  • Contributing to research focused on improving theory and practice of health behavior change within the research line Promoting Health & Personalised Care at the Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI);
  • Acquisition of research funds to continue development of an own research area that fits within and is complementary to research conducted at the department of Health Promotion and the research institute at large;
  • Supervision of PhD. students and post-docs within own research area and in cooperation with others.
  • Teaching for bachelor and master students about health behavior, prevention and health promotion.

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €5190—€6317 per month
  • Maastricht View on Google Maps

Maastricht University (UM)


A PhD. in social sciences or health sciences with excellent knowledge and experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research, and an outstanding track record of publications in peer reviewed scientific journals, teaching at the university level, acquisition of research funds, and supervision of PhD. students. Candidates who expect to be ready for a step towards an associate professorship in the near future are also invited to respond.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year, with the possibility of a permanent contract afterwards.

The position is temporary for the duration of 1 year, with the possibility of a permanent contract afterwards. 
Depending on experience and qualification, the maximum gross monthly salary is € 6.317,- in accordance with scale 13.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > Support > UM employees .

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
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Additional information

For more information:
Prof. Dr. Stef Kremers ( ), or
Prof. Dr. Rik Crutzen ( ).

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Application procedure

You can send your application, with a current CV and motivation letter, to: .

Please mention also the vacancy number/job number (AT2021.199) in your application.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

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