Lecturer Physics & Mathematics Maastricht Science Programme

Updated: 6 months ago
Deadline: 14 Mar 2020

Lecturer Physics & Mathematics Maastricht Science Programme
Lecturer Physics & Mathematics Maastricht Science Programme
Published Deadline Location
today 14 Mar Maastricht

Job description

You will be responsible for developing and teaching physics and mathematics courses, and supervising bachelor thesis research. You will become an active part of our community, advising students, coordinating parts of our programme, organizing activities, building a scientific and educational network for our students to explore, and establishing contacts with other faculties within Maastricht, the Netherlands and across the world. You are stimulating and approachable for students and will readily interact with colleagues within Maastricht University and with other knowledge and business partners.

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Maastricht University (UM)


We are looking for a lecturer with a PhD in Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline. You should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Interest in educational innovation or experience in an undergraduate College setting would be considered an asset. You have an excellent track record, which reflects a strong commitment to science education, especially at an undergraduate level. You have an excellent command of written and spoken English. Those with a multidisciplinary interest who are willing to cross boundaries between scientific disciplines, are especially encouraged to apply.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 year.

What do we offer in return?

·        A lecturer position (level depending on qualifications)

·        Initially a temporary 2-year contract. Depending on the development of the programme and performance, a permanent position is possible

·        From €3255,- scale 10/ step 4  to  a  maximum of  €4978,-, scale 11 depending on experience and qualifications

·        An international academic environment and student community

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 http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/ 

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 has a multidisciplinary and thematic approach and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 18,000 students and 4,300 employees. Many students and staff are from abroad, reflecting the university's strong international profile. 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.


Maastricht Science Programme

The Maastricht Science Programme is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated lecturer in physics and mathematics to join our dynamic international team.  

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 Southern Netherlands. As one of the most international universities in Europe, Maastricht University is consistently ranked in the top ten of universities younger than 50 years worldwide.

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. 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 500 students from over 50 countries are enrolled in our programme.

Application procedure


Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your CV and cover letter before March 15th 2020 to SKEELED. A personality questionnaire and a video response may be part of the procedure.

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

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

You can send your application via the following link: http://bit.ly/2Oybc72

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You can send your application via the following link: http://bit.ly/2Oybc72

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2020.51 in your letter.

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