Lecturer Communication in Science

Lecturer Communication in Science

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10 Mar 27 Mar LEIDEN

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We are pleased to invite applications for a position as lecturer/ tutor in academic communication within the team Communication in Science (CIS). CIS provides instruction and training in scientific writing and presentation skills to (bio)medical students at bachelor’s and master’s level in both English and Dutch. We train students to be successful communicators in the competitive publish-or-perish world of science publication. Our teaching programme uses a task-based learning approach and is fully integrated within the content curriculum.

Job description

As part of the Communication in Science team you will provide instruction in scientific writing and training in presentation skills to students of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at bachelor’s and master’s levels in English. You will work closely together with fellow teachers in developing teaching content, teaching students of all levels and contributing to the organization of the curriculum. Your tasks will vary from teaching writing clinics to giving presentation trainings and from tutoring individual students to developing new assignments. 

 In short

  • You (preferably) have experience in teaching academic communication skills or English for Academic Purposes
  • You are familiar with science communication genres and forms
  • You are able to motivate students and have an excellent level of English
  • You are a team player and are comfortable in a complex, dynamic working environment


Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)


You (preferably) have experience in teaching third-level students in academic communication skills and you have affinity with science communication and experience with scientific research genres. You have a background in Academic Communication Skills, English for Academic Purposes, or Rhetoric/Argumentation. You are a team player, you are comfortable in co-teaching situations and can function in a complex, dynamic working environment. Further, you have strong personal communication skills, good organizational skills and a sense of humor.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 6 months.

You will be employed on the basis of 32 hours per week. Appointment is for 6 months. Your salary is based on your education and experience and is a maximum of  € 4,481  gross per month for a full time position (scale 10 in the Collective Labour Agreement for University Hospitals).



At the Leiden University Medical Center, we continuously work on improving patient care. We invest in groundbreaking, international research and work with the latest equipment. Together with our team of doctors, medical specialists, teachers, academic researchers and supporting staff, we aim for the best quality in health care, education and international research. And we need you to realize our goals!


Center for Innovation in Medical Education

The Communication in Science programme is based in the Center for Innovation in Medical Education (Onderwijs Expertise Centrum). This department is situated within the Directorate of Education (DOO) and consists of a group of education specialists in communication (Communication in Science), e-learning (ICT&O), teacher professionalization and education development.


  • Education
  • Health
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • max. €4481 per month
  • University graduate
  • G.20.RO.16


Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

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