Lecturer Biological Sciences

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 12 Jun 2022

Lecturer Biological Sciences
Lecturer Biological Sciences
Published Deadline Location
18 May 12 Jun Maastricht

Job description

The Maastricht Science Programme is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated lecturer in Biological Sciences. The successful candidate will help coordinate and teach in our introductory to biology course and lab-skill modules, and will teach upper-level courses in cellular and molecular biology and/or biochemistry.

We are looking for a lecturer with a PhD in Cellular and/or Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or a related discipline, with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research-based learning. Experience or interest in educational innovation at an undergraduate level would be considered an asset.

An important part of your responsibilities will be helping coordinate and teach our first-year introductory biology course and laboratory modules. You will also be responsible for teaching, contributing to, and helping develop upper-level course and laboratory modules in cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, and / or related fields of expertise. In addition, you will supervise student projects and bachelor thesis research. You will become an active part of our community as an academic advisor for students and contribute to the successful operation of our programme, help build a scientific and educational network for our students to explore, and establish contacts and collaborations with other faculties within Maastricht, the Netherlands and across the world. You have an excellent command of written and spoken English. You are stimulating and approachable for students and will readily interact with colleagues within Maastricht University and with other knowledge and business partners.

At the Maastricht Science Programme at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, you will be joining a dynamic team of dedicated academics and administrative staff and a vibrant international student community. Those with a multidisciplinary interest who are willing to cross boundaries between scientific disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2846—€5230 per month
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Maastricht University (UM)


·         PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or a related discipline

·         Excellent command of written and spoken English

·         Commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research

·         Eager to contribute to the operation and development of the programme

·         Experience in teaching in a multidisciplinary setting is considered an asset

Conditions of employment
  • We offer a rewarding career at a young university in the heart of Europe, with a distinct global perspective and a strong focus on innovative education and research;
  • The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplement with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM  
  • The salary will be set in salary scale 10 or 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (from € 2.846,- to € 5.230,- gross per month depending on experience and qualifications, based on a full-time appointment). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% year-end allowance;
  • We offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as reduction on collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, optional model for designing a personalised benefits package and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad.

Contract type
We offer a 2 year full-time fixed-term employment contract as Lecturer. Intended start date is the start of the academic year 2022-2023. An extension into a permanent employment contract is possible, subject to satisfactory performance assessment

Maastricht University

Located in the heart of Europe, UM is the most international university in the Netherlands with half of our students and one third of academic staff coming from abroad. In total, UM has around 22.000 students and circa 5,000 employees and represents 100 different nationalities. Maastricht University is a stimulating environment where research and teaching are complementary, where innovation is our focus and where talent can flourish. Research is characterized by a multidisciplinary, thematic, and collaborative approach, and with education, forms the core of UM.
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Faculty of Science and Engineering
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is home to several outstanding departments and institutions covering education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as the liberal arts and sciences.

Maastricht Science Programme

The Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) is a highly selective bachelor’s degree programme in the natural sciences, situated in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. At MSP, we follow the tradition of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, with an emphasis on student-centred learning in a small-scale college community using problem-based learning principles. Our student-centred learning is characterized by the opportunity for students to build their own curriculum in the natural sciences, intensive staff-student interactions in small groups, community building, extracurricular activities and personal guidance. The programme is taught in English. The Maastricht Science Programme has experienced continuous growth since its start in 2011. Currently, more than 600 students from over 50 countries are enrolled in our programme. We are located on the Randwyck campus in Maastricht.

Additional information

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your CV and cover letter before June 14th 2022.

Please do not forget to specify the relevant reference number: AT2022.217

For more information about the position, please contact Brigitte Giezenaar, Managing Director MSP, via recruitmentfse@maastrichtuniversity.nl .

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Apply via postal mail

You can send your application to this e-mail: RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2022.217 in your letter.

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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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