Teaching Assistants at Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, several departments, 0.8fte 4 years

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Deadline: 15 Mar 2021

Teaching Assistants at Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, several departments, 0.8fte 4 years
Teaching Assistants at Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, several departments, 0.8fte 4 years
Published Deadline Location
5 Feb 15 Mar Maastricht

Job description

FASoS is seeking several teaching assistants to contribute to teaching courses in the three BA programmes of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Arts and Culture, Digital Society, and European Studies). There may also be teaching opportunities in courses within the programmes of the University College Maastricht and the Maastricht Science Programme. Based on our approach of problem-based learning, you will act as a tutor on courses that bring together perspectives from a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Additionally, you will contribute to the teaching of academic skills and methods, and take on the role of an academic mentor and thesis supervisor for BA students in the fields of European Studies, Arts and Culture, and/or Digital Society.

You will become a member of one of the five departments of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Literature & Art, History, Philosophy, Politics, and Society Studies.

Your teaching and assessment activities will take all of your contract time.

  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • €2790—€4402 per month
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Maastricht University (UM)

  • You have a Master’s degree in or closely related to one of the above-mentioned fields.
  • You have the ability to stimulate student learning and participation in group discussions and to be an inspiring and stimulating supervisor. Previous experience in working with innovative, interdisciplinary learning approaches and problem-based teaching methods are an asset.
  • The Faculty's primary language of instruction is English, thus an excellent command of English is a prerequisite (Cambridge English Proficiency, level C2, oral and written)
  • You are open to interdisciplinary work and are a team player.

Please note that as an early-career position without a research component, this position is not considered suitable for candidates who have a PhD or are currently working on a PhD thesis.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1+3 Years.

Initially, you are employed on a 1-year contract as teaching assistant (teacher level 4).  The first year will be a probation period and after a positive assessment the position will be extended for the remaining 3 years. The contract amounts to maximum 0.8fte to allow optimal scheduling and task assignment throughout the academic year

The job description consists of teaching and assessment activities. In order to be realistic about what we can offer you in terms of the job content, we would like to stipulate that this position is not suitable for people with serious research ambitions as this position doesn’t contain any research assignments.

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a gross monthly salary of about €2.790,00 per month, scale level 10 (based on a full-time appointment). Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

The university’s relocation policy stipulates that you need to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If not already living in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs or an allowance for alternative housing. 

Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave as well as a shared office space and a PC.    

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 > Support > UM employees .

Starting date: 15 August 2021

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 is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. 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.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has about 250 staff members, and about 1,730 students. More than 77% of the students are non-Dutch (65 different nationalities). All programmes are offered in English and some are also offered in Dutch. FASoS offers four 3-year bachelor’s programmes: Arts and Culture, European Studies, Digital Society and Global Studies. It also offers eight different 1-year Master’s programmes and two 2-year research master’s programmes. Research is organised around four programmes: Politics and Culture in Europe; Science, Technology and Society Studies; Arts, Media and Culture; and Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in the historic city centre of Maastricht.


Additional information

Further information on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is available on our website: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/about-um/faculties/faculty-arts-and-social-sciences

Any inquiries about the position may be addressed to dr. Alexandra Supper, a.supper@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Application procedure

You are invited to supply us with:

  • A letter of motivation stating the candidate’s qualifications and reasons for interest in the position;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • A grade transcript of previous education at Bachelor and Master level;
  • A statement of teaching interests (which reflects your approach to teaching, based on your experiences of teaching and/or of being a student, and indicates the range of subjects you would be comfortable teaching);
  • If available: Teaching evaluations and other attestations about teaching performance;
  • The contact details of two referees (including e-mail, phone number, mailing address, and relationship to the applicant).
  • 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.

    The deadline for submitting your application is 15 March 2021

    Please send your application electronically to the Secretariat: pzfasosvac-philotss@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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