Tutorial teachers / bachelor thesis supervisors (Political Science)

Tutorial teachers / bachelor thesis supervisors (Political Science)

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14 Jan 15 Feb Amsterdam

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The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is looking for a tutorial teacher and supervisor for the Bachelor Thesis of the the international

Job description

The position involves two closely related tasks: teaching a tutorial in April 2020 and supervising the writing of bachelor theses in May-June (with a retake opportunity in July).

Your duties
  • In the role of tutorial teacher, you will supervise a group (or two groups) of 4 students studying literature on a particular theme in political science
  • In the role of thesis supervisor, you will guide the same group of students in their research for and writing of a bachelor thesis
  • At the end of the semester (end of June, beginning of July), you will grade the theses using a prepared format


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)


  • A completed (or nearly completed) PhD degree in Political Science (or a closely related discipline);
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • The ability to work in a team as well as independently;
  • The ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment
Experience in teaching and thesis supervision is appreciated but not strictly required for the position.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 6 months.

A challenging position in a socially involved organization, and an exciting opportunity to contribute to an ambitious and international bachelor programme with highly motivated students. You will receive guidance for your tasks by the PPE core staff.

The starting date is March 15, 2021 and the end date is 31 July, 2021 (4,5 months).

On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3,491 (scale 10.5) and a maximum €4,402 (scale 11.5), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.2 FTE. Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • contribution to commuting expenses.


The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavour – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,000 students. We employ over 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

Faculty of Social Sciences
The Faculty of Social Sciences examines the major social problems of our time from multiple perspectives. From bullying at school to dealing with transnational immigration, from the rise of populist politicians to creating a self-reliant society. Only at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you will find all the academic disciplines needed to understand these 'wicked problems': alongside the traditional disciplines such as sociology, anthropology and politics, we also research and teach the new social sciences such as communication science and management & organization science. We do not settle for easy answers in our teaching and research. Our researchers and students are critical thinkers and doers who work together to devise surprising solutions to the problems of today.

Working at the Faculty of Social Sciences means working with colleagues from a range of academic disciplines in an inspiring and personal work and study environment with excellent research facilities. We employ more than 250 staff members, and we are home to around 2,500 students.
The bachelor programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Since September 2016, the John Stuart Mill College of VU Amsterdam offers an international bachelor programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). The PPE programme (www.vu.nl/ppe) is a joint initiative of three faculties of VU Amsterdam. As tutorial teacher/thesis supervisor you will work in the College with a team of colleagues in the same role.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 8—16 hours per week
  • €2790—€5127 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 7037


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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