Lecturer in Plant Biology and Ecology

Lecturer in Plant Biology and Ecology

Published Deadline Location
4 Aug 23 Aug Maastricht

Job description

The Maastricht Science Programme is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated lecturer in Plant biology. The successful candidate will coordinate and teach our upper-level course in General botany and associated lab-skill module, field biology. and contribute to other modules taught in the programme. In addition, you will supervise student projects and bachelor thesis research, with a special emphasis on fieldwork in the South-Limburg region. You will also contribute to our collaboration with local nature organizations and help to develop the Maastricht Science Programme herbarium.

You will become an active part of our community as an academic advisor for students and contribute to the successful operation of our programme, help build a scientific and educational network for our students to explore, and establish contacts and collaborations with other faculties within Maastricht, the Netherlands and across the world. You have an excellent command of written and spoken English. You are stimulating and approachable for students and will readily interact with colleagues within Maastricht University and with other knowledge and business partners.

We are looking for a lecturer with a PhD in Plant (evolutionary) biology, Ecology, Systematics, or a related discipline, with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research-based learning. (Development of) knowledge of the Western European flora and vegetation is considered essential. Experience or interest in educational innovation at an undergraduate level would be considered an asset.

At the Maastricht Science Programme at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, you will be joining a dynamic team of dedicated academic and administrative staff and a vibrant international student community. Those with a multidisciplinary interest who are willing to cross traditional boundaries between scientific disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.

Specifications

Maastricht University (UM)

Requirements

  • PhD in Plant (evolutionary) biology, Ecology, Systematics, or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of the Western European flora and vegetation
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research
  • Eager to contribute to the operation and development of the programme
  • Experience in teaching in a multidisciplinary setting is considered an asset

Conditions of employment

  • We offer a rewarding career at a young university in the heart of Europe, with a distinct global perspective and a strong focus on innovative education and research;
  • The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplement with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM 
  • The salary will be set in salary scale 10 or 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (from € 2.960,- to € 5.439,- gross per month depending on experience and qualifications, based on a full-time appointment). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% year-end allowance;
  • We offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as reduction on collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, optional model for designing a personalised benefits package and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad.

Contract type
We offer a one year full-time fixed-term employment contract as Lecturer or Assistant Professor, after which you will be evaluated for a permanent employment contract, subject to satisfactory performance assessment. Intended start date is early in the academic year 2022-2023.

Employer

Maastricht University

Located in the heart of Europe, UM is the most international university in the Netherlands with half of our students and one third of academic staff coming from abroad. In total, UM has around 22.000 students and circa 5,000 employees and represents 100 different nationalities. Maastricht University is a stimulating environment where research and teaching are complementary, where innovation is our focus and where talent can flourish. Research is characterized by a multidisciplinary, thematic, and collaborative approach, and with education, forms the core of UM.
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Faculty of Science and Engineering
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is home to several outstanding departments and institutions covering education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as the liberal arts and sciences.

Department

Maastricht Science Programme

The Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) is a highly selective bachelor’s degree programme in the natural sciences, situated in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. At MSP, we follow the tradition of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, with an emphasis on student-centred learning in a small-scale college community using problem-based learning principles. Our student-centred learning is characterized by the opportunity for students to build their own curriculum in the natural sciences, intensive staff-student interactions in small groups, community building, extracurricular activities and personal guidance. The programme is taught in English. The Maastricht Science Programme has experienced continuous growth since its start in 2011. Currently, more than 600 students from over 50 countries are enrolled in our programme. We are located on the Randwyck campus in Maastricht.

Additional information

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your CV and cover letter before August 24, 2022.

Please do not forget to specify the relevant reference number: AT2022.306

For more information about the position, please contact the MSP Secretariat via recruitmentfse@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

You can send your application to this e-mail: RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2960—€5439 per month
  • AT2022.306

Employer

Maastricht University (UM)

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Location

Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN, Maastricht

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You can send your application to this e-mail: RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2022.306 in your letter.

Application procedure

DIVERSITY STATEMENT
Maastricht University is an international organization, embracing a diverse student and staff population. We strongly believe that diversity is our advantage and creating an inclusive working climate in which students and staff feel a valued member of the UM community is therefore a top strategic priority. UM values diversity within its community and encourages you to apply.

Application procedure

Application procedure

DIVERSITY STATEMENT
Maastricht University is an international organization, embracing a diverse student and staff population. We strongly believe that diversity is our advantage and creating an inclusive working climate in which students and staff feel a valued member of the UM community is therefore a top strategic priority. UM values diversity within its community and encourages you to apply.

Make sure to apply no later than 23 Aug 2022 23:58 (Europe/Amsterdam).