Tutors in Sociology and Public Administration (0,7fte)

Tutors in Sociology and Public Administration (0,7fte)

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29 Jun 12 Jul Rotterdam

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Job description

From mid-August we are looking for multiple enthusiastic Public Administration and Sociology graduates with strong communication skills and a demonstratable interest in providing education in the bachelor and masters programmes of Sociology and Public Administration.

As a tutor you will guide first, second, third and/or (Sociology) Masters tutorial groups. You will observe and analyse the group process and lead where necessary through the use of questions and examples, but not through the direct provision of answers. You see getting students to a deeper understanding of literature and stimulating the advancement of their academic skills as a challenge you want to undertake. You can find enjoyment in guiding groups of students. The success of the educational programmes are dependent on your contribution so doing so with enthusiasm, motivation, and inspiration are important aspects of this function.

Note: due to measures implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic some education will continue to take place digitally in the 2020-2021 academic year.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • A before September 2020 completed academic Masters degree in Public Administration or Sociology.
  • Demonstratable fluency in spoken and written English. Where the applicant does not currently have proficiency in Dutch only candidates with a willingness to learn will be considered.
  • Experience with leading a group is a plus.
  • An affinity with statistics and academic research methods is a plus (please explicitly state your experience in your cover letter).
  • Full availability during the academic year (starting 31st August).

If you have experience with PBL (as a student or teacher) or have experience in education, then we invite you to discuss this in your application.

In preparation for the coming academic year you will be required to following an introduction day and several days of tutor training (24th-28th August 2020).

Conditions of employment

We offer a varied job in a young, diverse, and enthusiastic team with good working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). The employment contract is initially for a period of 1 year. After this period, there is an option to extend for another year, and then another two years. The probation period is two months.

The appointment is 0.7 fte. You will usually lead two tutorial groups a day, who meet twice a week at fixed times. After each block of five weeks, other courses start and the composition of the groups will change. You will also act as an academic skills trainer during practicals.

The work of a tutor/trainer follows the same schedule as the students, so personal leave/holiday is only possible during the education-free periods. This means that you are required to be flexible. During educational weeks you must be present for three to four working days to provide education and attend meetings such as professional consultations, peer reviews, and trainings. Additional activities such as the preparation of tutorials, grading assignments and exams, and associated administrative tasks (e.g. attendance and grade registration) are not location-specific, but often require a time investment, you will (during educational weeks) therefore work 4 days a week in almost every block.

The starting salary is € 2.790 gross per month (on a full-time basis) in accordance with scale 10 step 0 of the CAO-NU. It concerns UFO-profile Teacher 4/Docent 4 (VSNU). This is an educational function with fixed working and holiday days. Conducting research is not part of the contracted tasks.

The attractive benefits package includes a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, 8% holiday allowance and a good pension provision. We also attach great importance to the development and training of our employees. As a tutor/trainer at the ESSB you will have the opportunity to participate in various training courses and workshops, on top of which you have a personal development budget. Employees can also use several facilities such as the sports accommodation and the university library. More information about working at EUR can be found at https://www.eur.nl/en/working/eur-employer/employment-conditions


Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success www.eur.nl


Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research.  Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit www.eur.nl/essb).

Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS)

DPAS covers the disciplines of Public Administration and Sociology. Two related scientific fields with different profiles. Public Administration studies governance capacity and policy interventions. It focuses on the institutional power to organize and intervene in the relations between different social, political and economic actors. Public Administration in Rotterdam goes well beyond the public realm itself and pays attention to public-private cooperation and networks of organizations. Sociology investigates the social structure of societies and the way it evolves. Sociologists in Rotterdam focus among other things on processes of globalization and individualization and on the effects of these processes on international social relations, the labor market or family relations. Related social problems that are studied are migration, flexibilization and solidarity. The perspectives of Public Administration and Sociology complement each other. Together they guarantee a highly relevant and scientific approach to topical administrative and social issues. The bachelor- and masterprogrammes of DPAS are build on this profile and educate students to become scientifically schooled professionals.


  • Education
  • max. 28 hours per week
  • €2790—€4402 per month
  • ESSB/20190629/


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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