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For this challenge, the faculty is looking for recently graduated psychologists interested in teaching at a university and who have strong affinity to the academic world. Your activities will include individual supervision of students, running tutorial meetings and practicals. The topics you teach will partly be determined by your experience, knowledge and interests.
Teachers who supervise tutorial meetings are called a tutor. As such, you will supervise groups of 10-12 students. You will mainly participate in our bachelor programme, but depending on your expertise, you can also run tutorial meetings in the masters. The tutorial meetings are organized according to the principle of problem based learning (PBL) in our faculty. In these meetings, you do not behave as traditional lecturer, but as a supervisor. On the background, you observe and analyse the group process and, if necessary, you correct it by asking questions, providing examples or advice, and usually not by directly providing the information. You challenge the students to gain a deeper understanding of the material and to stimulate their academic thinking. Additionally, you will be asked to mentor students and/or participate in skills training. Finally, you supervise students in writing bachelor theses.
You can partly determine your teaching duties over the academic year; part will be fixed (e.g., bachelor thesis supervision). The tutorial groups are held at regular times throughout the year. In the bachelor, they take place once every week on Monday and Friday and the other week on Wednesday. Tutorial meetings in the master programs take place on Tuesday and Thursday. Mentorships can be organised by you.
In preparation of your teaching activities, if needed you participate in the tutor training. If you have experience with PBL, we explicitly ask you to mention this in your application letter. During your appointment, you will have the opportunity to acquire the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ, in Dutch BKO), the didactic proficiency certificate for teaching staff in academia.
Fixed-term contract: Maximally 2 years.
The position (0.8 FTE) is temporary for the duration of 2 years.
Depending on experience and qualification, the maximum gross monthly salary is
€ 4.670,- (on a full-time basis) in accordance with scale 10 of the Dutch university collective bargaining agreement. An 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance is also provided. In addition to good primary employment conditions, UM also offers an attractive package of secondary employment conditions.
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
For more information, visit www.maastrichtuniversity.nl.
Maastricht University (UM)
Universiteitssingel 40, 6229 ER, Maastricht
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