JUNIOR LECTURERS (JUNIOR DOCENTEN) IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (THREE POSITIONS)
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a leading, innovative and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties which span a wide range of disciplines, as well as several institutes, foundations, research centres, and support services. Its campus is located in the fastest-growing economic region in the Netherlands (the Zuidas district of Amsterdam), and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific education for more than 23,000 students.
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science inspires scientists and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal problems of our time. With 2,000 staff members and 5,700 students it is the largest faculty at the VU. The faculty provides bachelor and master education that is directly linked with excellent scientific research activities. Education and research focus on four areas: Information Sciences, Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability en Fundamentals of Science. International collaboration with world-leading universities, institutes and partners is extensive.
For our Biomedical Science bachelor’s program (school of Health and Life Sciences) we are currently hiring three new colleagues who are passionate about education and life sciences. As a junior lecturer, you will be involved in teaching and various teaching-related and organizational activities within the bachelor’s program.
The junior lecturer will
• Be actively involved in teaching ‘Academic Skills’ in the first year of the bachelor’s program;
• Be actively involved in teaching in all first year courses;
• Act as a tutor for bachelor’s students in Biomedical Sciences;
• Provide feedback and assess different products (e.g. reports, presentations);
• Design and develop new teaching activities (together with course coordinators and senior lecturers);
• Initiate and participate in innovation projects to further improve teaching practices;
• Organize meetings with course coordinators and lecturers;
• Contribute to promotional activities of the bachelor’s program.
The junior lecturer will be part of a team of junior lecturers with similar tasks (5 in the Biomedical Sciences program, 13 in all Health and Life Sciences programs together). You will be encouraged to work on academic innovations and to build an education portfolio to prepare for various career paths. In this context you will have the opportunity to acquire a basic qualification in teaching (BKO).
The candidate must have a completed master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences or in a related area, and proven affinity with education. Candidates who have completed or are close to completing a PhD in Biomedical Sciences are also strongly encouraged to apply for these positions.
In addition, the candidate must
• Be fluent in English;
• Have strong oral and written communication skills;
• Possess good organizational skills;
• Be proactive.
The junior lecturer position is ideally suited for early-career teachers. The appointment is for 4 years and 2 months, including a probation period of 2 months. We have three positions available, with varying start dates from May 15 to August 1.
You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at www.workingatvu.nl like:
• Remuneration of 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;
• Possibilities to work part-time;
• Generous contribution commuting allowance;
• A wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge.
The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel and, depending on education and experience, will range from a minimum of € 2588,00 gross per month up to a maximum of
€ 4084,00 gross per month (salary scale 10) based on fulltime employment.
For additional information please contact: Dr. R.J. van Belle-van den Berg (email@example.com; Bachelor’s coordinator Biomedical Sciences). Website: http://science.vu.nl.
Applicants are requested to write a letter in which they describe their abilities and motivation, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and one or two references (include names and e-mail addresses).
Please send your application before April 26 via e-mail to Brigitte Borgman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and mention the vacancy number in the e-mail header.
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