PPLE Tutor Psychology

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Do you enjoy:

  • to teach various social scientific research methods;
  • to teach various interdisciplinary courses in the field of social-psychology;
  • to become an academic mentor.

Then the job of PPLE Tutor Psychology 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 who has an interdisciplinary background, can teach multiple classes within the second and third year of the Major Psychology, and are willing to contribute to the PPLE community, as well as be actively involved in our programme’s extracurricular activities. 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.  PPLE is a small scale, interdisciplinary Bachelor's programme. Class sizes of the tutorials will be 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 the active involvement of each student. PPLE College actively promotes the personal development of students and their academic competences. You will also perform tasks in the area of ​​student mentoring. PPLE College uses a mentor system to help students with their academic progress and offer guidance throughout their degree. 

What do you have to offer?

The successful PPLE Tutor for Psychology has a background in (Social) Psychology, and preferably more of the PPLE disciplines, namely Political Science, Psychology, Law or Economics. You should be able to teach various scientific research methods, for instance network analysis.

In addition, you have:

  • excellent English language skills (native or near-native speaker);
  • experience in (online) teaching in a university setting for example as a tutor or seminar instructor, preferably experience in teaching in English;
  • an international orientation (either studied/researched abroad, or taught international students);
  • affinity with, and interest in, interdisciplinary teaching and/or research;
  • affinity with, and interest in, excellence/honours teaching;
  • a willingness to become an academic mentor;
  • a willingness to teach two tutorials consecutively (parallel groups);
  • a willingness to participate in tutor trainings organized by PPLE College and/or the Amsterdam Law School;
  • a willingness to contribute to PPLE as a community.

What can we offer you?

We offer an employment contract for 4 years with a probationary period of two months, preferably starting on 1 January 2023. The employment contract is for about 19 - 22.8 hours a week (0.5 - 0.6 fte) and cannot be extended.

Your salary, depending on your relevant experience on commencement of the employment contract, ranges between €2.960 to €4.670 gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8.3% year-end allowance. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) is applicable.

About us

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 organizational 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 programme. Prospective students are selected to have a strong academic background, to be highly motivated and are from both the Netherlands and abroad. The programme features an intensive tutoring system, inspiring educators and dedicated staff.

Committed, responsible and open-minded. This is how we at the Amsterdam Law School view the role of law in a constantly changing (international) society. With over 5,000 students and 550 staff, we are one of the larger law faculties in the Netherlands. We educate legal professionals who know how to apply the law effectively with the aim of actually contributing to solutions for society. We respond to social developments through innovative and pioneering research. In this way, we always keep in touch with society.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the position, please contact (during office hours):

Noah Millman , Programme Coordinator PPLE College


Bram Creusen , Programme Manager PPLE College

Job application

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your motivation letter and CV. You can apply online via the link below. We will accept applications until 8 December 2022.

The round of application interviews will take place in de week of 12 December 2022.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

If you encounter Error GBB451, reach out to our HR Department  directly. They will gladly help you continue your application. 

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