PPLE Tutor in Law

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 18 Apr 2024

PPLE Tutor in Law
PPLE Tutor in Law
Published Deadline Location
yesterday 18 Apr Amsterdam

Job description
Do you enjoy:
  • teaching various interdisciplinary courses in the field of Law?
  • teaching various social scientific research methods?
  • inspiring students to learn and grow?
  • working in a dynamic, multicultural environment?

Then the job of PPLE Tutor in Law at the University of Amsterdam is perfect for you as a highly versatile professional.
What does this job entail?
PPLE is looking for a tutor with an interdisciplinary background who is willing to contribute to the PPLE community and to become an academic mentor. The ideal candidate can teach multiple tutorial classes, both interdisciplinary and Major specific. PPLE is a small scale, interdisciplinary bachelor's programme. Class sizes of the tutorials are around 15 students and student attendance is mandatory. By working together, students learn how to understand and apply course material as well as sharpen their writing, critical thinking and communication skills. Tutorials therefore require an active involvement of each student.
PPLE College actively promotes students’ personal development and academic competencies. You may also perform tasks in the area of student mentoring for a group of around 15 students. PPLE College uses a mentor system to help students with their academic progress and offer guidance throughout their degree. PPLE College follows the UvA’s 8-8-4 schedule or ‘block’ system. In the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th block, students take two courses consecutively. Per course they have 2x2 hours of lectures and 2x2 hours of tutorials per week. During blocks 3 (January) and 6 (June) students take a 4-week course.
  • 19—30.4 hours per week
  • max. €3226 per month
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University of Amsterdam (UvA)

The successful PPLE Tutor for Law has a master's degree in law, and ideally another of the PPLE disciplines, namely Political Science, (Social) Psychology or Economics & Business. Additionally, you should be able to teach (empirical) legal methods related to these fields. We are specifically looking for candidates who can teach courses in European Tort Law, EU Law, European Contract Law or Criminal Law.
In addition, you have:
  • excellent English language skills (native or near-native speaker);
  • experience in:
    • teaching in a university setting, for example, as a tutor or seminar instructor, preferably in English;
    • working and collaborating within a team.
  • an international orientation (either studied/researched abroad, or taught international students);
  • affinity with, and interest in:
    • interdisciplinary teaching and/or research;
    • excellence/honours teaching.
  • a willingness to:
    • become an academic mentor;
    • teach two tutorials consecutively (parallel groups);
    • participate in tutor trainings organised by PPLE College and/or the Amsterdam Law School;
    • contribute to PPLE as a community.
  • the right to work in the Netherlands (e.g., permanent residence or a valid work permit).

Conditions of employment
We offer an employment contract for 4 years with a probationary period of two months, preferably starting on 1 August 2024 for about 19 - 30.4 hours per week (2.5 - 4 days a week). The employment contract ends after 4 years and cannot be extended.
You will be given time for training and development. PPLE offers tutor trainings twice per year. For tutors who become an academic mentor, a coaching training will be offered for which you will receive a recognised diploma. In the second or third year, you can start with the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) / Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs (BKO), which is recognized by all Dutch universities. The UvA also offers a wide range of courses and training programmes in areas such as talent and career development, effective (team) working, and health and vitality.
Your salary, depending on your relevant experience on commencement of the employment contract, ranges between € 3.226 to € 5.090 gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. In addition, you will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end allowance. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) is applicable.
In addition to this you will also become part of an enjoyable PPLE community of staff, tutors and lecturers. To help nourish the bonds in our community we host group outings a few times a year and have lunches provided to the office twice a week.
Amsterdam Law School
PPLE College at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers an interdisciplinary, research-based, English taught bachelor programme in Politics, Psychology, Law & Economics (PPLE).
PPLE College offers students an academic programme focused on the challenges science and society face at the intersections of its four disciplines. PPLE students learn to analyse complex societal and organisational challenges through the integration of theories and methods from Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics. PPLE College is based on the following four principles:
(1) an interdisciplinary environment,
(2) small-scale institute and intensive English language curriculum,
(3) a research-based learning programme and
(4) an inspiring international learning community.
PPLE is a selective honours program that attracts highly motivated students from both the Netherlands and abroad. The programme features an intensive tutoring system, dedicated staff, and inspiring educators who provide personalised support to each student.
Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.
Additional information
If you have any questions about the position, please contact:
  • Madeline Hendricks, Track Coordinator Law PPLE College, for content-related questions: [email protected]
  • Bram Creusen, Programme Director PPLE College, for general questions: [email protected]

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Application procedure
If you feel the profile fits you, you are interested in the job and have the right to work in the Netherlands, we look forward to receiving your motivation letter, CV and (if applicable) permanent residence or a valid work permit. You can apply online via the link below. We will accept applications until 18 April 2024. The round of application interviews will take place in May.

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