Academic Tutor for our Public Administration and Sociology programmes (0,5-0,8fte)

Academic Tutor for our Public Administration and Sociology programmes (0,5-0,8fte)

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24 Jun 10 Jul Rotterdam

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From mid-August onwards we are looking for several enthusiastic, communicatively skilled public administration experts and sociologists with an interest in providing education for the Sociology and Public Administration programmes.

Job description

As a tutor you will lead tutorial groups for first-, second- and third-year bachelor students (public administration and sociology), or master (sociology) students. You will observe and analyse the group process and by asking the right questions at the right time you will create an inspiring learning environment. Your task is together with your students to create a deeper understanding of the material. In doing so you will stimulate and activate the academic thinking ability of the entire group. You find it enjoyable and consider it a challenge to support groups of students in their own learning process. Being able to enthuse and motivate others are important elements of the position.

We are currently working in a team of more than 30 extremely driven young professionals who together contribute to the success of our departmental education programmes. It is an enthusiastic team of young, diverse, and enthusiastic colleagues from whom you can learn, this gives room to grow and experiment.

As a tutor within our team, you will have the opportunity to develop into an educational professional where you will get to know all facets of teaching. You will have many responsibilities, will have to learn to work with different peak workload moments throughout the year, and will work in an exceptionally inspiring environment where you will help the students learn and in turn you will learn a lot from them too.

At the moment education is mostly taking place on campus and for special circumstances every now and then an online work group is facilitated.


Your daily tasks consist of

  • You will provide education to two or three groups per day, which meet at fixed times twice a week. You will also act as a skills trainer for the practicals which take place weekly at fixed times;
  • You support students in a different subject every five weeks. Each time in a different group composition;
  • You will be present at course meetings, evaluation meetings, peer reviews, and team meetings;
  •  In every block you will work (about) four days a week on the tasks that need to be done; and
  • You can self-allocate your time outside of the fixed teaching hours to complete additional activities within strict deadlines. For example, preparing for tutorial groups, grading, and administrative tasks such as attendance and grade registration.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


You have a master’s degree completed before September 2021 in Public Administration or Sociology, or in a related field of study with demonstratable knowledge of these fields;

  • You have excellent written and oral skills in English. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset;
  • You can work with several deadlines at once;
  • You enjoy working in an environment with a variety of tasks and topics;
  • You are selfconfident and can clearly express your personal expectations towards both students and colleagues;
  • You are a team player and include others in your decision-making processes;
  • You have strong self-reflection skills and accept feedback in a constructive manner;
  • You are able to recognise and communicate your boundaries and limits to your colleagues and manager;
  • An affinity with statistics and research methods is an advantage;
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience with guiding (educational) groups is also an advantage;
  • You are fully available from the 24th of August, 2022 for introductory meetings, training and preparation before education starts on the 5th of September, 2022; and
  • You are fully available for all teaching weeks in the academic year;

If you have experience with teaching in education, we invite you to mention this explicitly in your application. By mutual agreement, a combination with research is negotiable.

Conditions of employment

An internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

The start date of this position is 16 august 2022. The position is for 0,5 – 0,8 FTE. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of €2.960,- to a maximum of €4.670,- gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with scale 10 of the CAO-NU. In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.

 Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on payroll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities.


Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences 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

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
  • Behaviour and society
  • 20—32 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • ESSB/DPAS/24062022


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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