Work Group Teacher for Academic and Research Skills

Work Group Teacher for Academic and Research Skills

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8 Jul 7 Aug Nijmegen

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Job description

Do you know how to inspire students? And would you like to share your knowledge of academic and research skills with a lively international classroom? Then you have a part to play as a workgroup teacher. In this meaningful job you will contribute to the wellbeing and education of the new generation of psychologists, in a green and collegial environment.

We are looking for enthusiastic and professional work group teachers to enable our first-year Psychology students to get off to a good start, and to teach them the required skills. 

As a work group teacher in the first-year Psychology courses Academic Skills for Psychologists (AS) and Research Project 1 (RP1) for Psychologists, you will teach communication skills and research skills that students require to successfully participate in academic programmes and, later on, work as  scientist-practitioners. Through a wide range of tasks and activities, you will train students in the above-mentioned skills on the basis of a fixed psychological topic from your area of expertise. This topic should be related to one of the three main domains in psychology that are being studied at Radboud University: Brain and Cognition, Development and Mental Health, or Behaviour and Environment. 

The AS and RP1 courses both consist of an intensive educational programme in which you will supervise weekly 2-hour workgroup meetings with a maximum of 20 students per group (you will supervise two or three groups: 0.29 FTE and 0.40 FTE respectively*). In addition, a substantial part of your job will consist of assessing interim and final products. You will also function as a mentor, i.e. keep track of students' study progress. The hours are not evenly distributed over the months: there is a peak in workload when you are both teaching and grading. You have to adhere to the RU holiday schedule (summer holidays from mid-July).

Weekly work meetings with fellow teachers and the coordinators of the AS/RP1 courses will be held on Thursday afternoons. Work group meetings will take place from Monday to Wednesday. Introduction team meetings will take place on 29 August and 1 September 2022.

*It may be possible to combine teaching AS and RP1 with other teaching and coordinating duties. When applying for AS/RP1, please indicate whether or not you are interested in teaching other courses, and how many hours a week you will be available on average.


Radboud University


  • You hold a Master's degree in Psychology.
  • You have thorough knowledge and practical experience of oral communication skills, written communication skills and research skills.
  • You have demonstrable teaching experience and an affinity with education for beginning psychology students.
  • You have a demonstrable affinity with research.
  • You have expertise in the domains of Brain and Cognition, Development and Mental Health and/or Behaviour and Environment (preferably one of the latter two).
  • You have good speaking and writing skills in both Dutch and English. You should be willing to demonstrate these skills by means of an assessment.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: This is a temporary position on a fixed-term contract for the maximum duration of 1 year.

  • It concerns an employment for 0.25 - 0.4 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,960 and a maximum of €4,670 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • This is a temporary position on a fixed-term contract for the maximum duration of 1 year.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


This position is situated within the School of Psychology of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The faculty's ambition is to become one of the top social science institutes in Europe, providing high-quality research and study programmes that rank among the best in the Netherlands. With a total of some 5,200 students spread over several educational institutions, the Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest faculty at Radboud University.

The School of Psychology offers excellent university degree programmes for approximately 1,800 students: the Bachelor's programme is a lively international setting, with an annual inflow of 450-600 students. The Master's degree in Psychology consists of three tracks preparing students for their academic and professional careers: Health Care Psychology; Work, Organisation and Health; and Behaviour Change. The Research Master's programmes in Behavioural Science and Cognitive Neuroscience are taught at two renowned research institutes: the Donders Institute for Cognition, Brain and Behaviour and the Behavioural Science Institute.

As a work group teacher teaching Academic and Research Skills in the first year of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Psychology, you will work in a team of about 15 work group teachers and two lecturers, as part of a department of work group teachers for other courses, lecturers, student advisors and others. The B1 coordinator will be your supervisor. We are housed in the new Maria Montessori building in which you will share an office with fellow teachers.


Radboud University
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 16 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1193248



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