Lecturer in Programming Skills (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
  • Gross monthly salary: € 3,821 - € 5,230
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Required background: PhD
  • Application deadline: 3 July 2022

Are you an inspiring lecturer in the field of programming and/or formal methods and techniques? And do you have affinity with the topics of diversity and inclusion? Then pass on your knowledge to the next generation of AI experts in the green, informal and open environment of Radboud University. Help increase diversity in AI by teaching in an inclusive way with attention for the difference in backgrounds of students. 

The responsibilities in this lecturing position are threefold. Sixty percent of the position is to be spent on teaching in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in AI, particularly in undergraduate courses in programming, applied mathematics, software engineering, lab skills, formal methods, or similar courses. Our student population is diverse; some students enrol in our programme without any programming experience, while others already have more experience. Your responsibility is to design / redesign and to teach programming and related courses in an inclusive way that acknowledges these differences in background, and to empower our students to become proficient in programming and formal modelling. Twenty percent of the position is reserved as research time, which can be spent, depending on your interests and expertise, on artificial intelligence or cognitive science at the Donders Centre for Cognition, gender and diversity at Radboud Social Cultural Research, or in the didactics of programming education at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences. You will be expected to stay current in your field of expertise and you are invited to continue to work on collaborative projects or join or initiate new research projects. Finally, 20% of the position is reserved for outreach and impact in diversity, equity, and inclusion in AI, for example, using podcasts, vlogs, social media, hackatons, school visits, or other means.


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  • You hold a doctoral degree, preferably in a STEM field, and have an interest in artificial intelligence.
  • You hold an university teaching qualification or have equivalent experience with teaching and co-ordination of courses and student supervision, or are willing to obtain such a qualification. 
  • You have proven competence in undergraduate teaching in programming, mathematics, formal methods, or similar topics, and are demonstrably able (and motivated) to teach in an inclusive way.
  • You are strongly motivated to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English.

We are

You will be part of the School for AI at Radboud University. We host about 800 students (~40% women) in our Bachelor's, pre-Master's, and Master's programmes in AI. Our Bachelor's programme has a strong cognitive focus, being embedded in the Donders Centre for Cognition, and puts a strong emphasis on ethically responsible and ecologically sustainable AI . Apart from a variety of courses in programming, mathematics, machine learning, robotics and symbolic AI, Bachelor's students also receive training in courses such as Theoretical Modelling for Cognitive Science, AI as a Science, or Human-Computer Interaction. In our Master's programme , students specialise in topics such as neurotechnology, brain-inspired computing, computational cognitive science, gender and diversity in AI, or societal impact of AI. There is also an interdisciplinary honours programme. 


Our staff and student population is international in nature, both from inside and outside the EU; all teaching and internal communication is in English. Despite the recent growth of the programme, we strive to maintain a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and be approachable for our students. The programme management is committed to ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for staff and students alike, to safeguard a healthy work-life balance, and to provide academic and support staff members with opportunities for a meaningful and balanced career. Radboud University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from underrepresented and minoritised groups. Do feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
Radboud University
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
We offer
  • Employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,821 and a maximum of €5,230 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11 ).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 1.5 year, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended to a permanent contract.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.
Would you like more information?

For questions about the position, please contact Dr Johan Kwisthout, AI Programme Director at +31 (0)24 365 59 77 or johan.kwisthout@donders.ru.nl . Alternatively, you can contact Dr Olivia Guest, Assistant professor at olivia.guest@donders.ru.nl .


Practical information and applications
You can apply until 3 July 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Dr Johan Kwisthout. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
  • A teaching statement.
  • An outreach & impact statement.
The first round of interviews will take place on Monday 11 July. You would preferably begin employment on 1 September 2022.
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