Teaching Fellow | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS)

Teaching Fellow | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS)

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9 May 23 May Maastricht

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Job description

FASoS is seeking one or several teaching fellows to contribute to teaching courses in the BA programmes Digital Society and European Studies. On an incidental basis, there may also be teaching opportunities  in the BA programmes Arts & Culture and Global Studies, as well as in the Liberal Arts & Sciences programme of University College Maastricht.

Based on our approach of problem-based learning, you will act as a tutor on courses that bring together perspectives from a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Additionally, you will contribute to the teaching of academic skills and methods, and take on the role of an academic mentor and thesis supervisor for BA students in the fields of European Studies and/or Digital Society.

You will become a member of one of the five departments of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Literature & Art, History, Philosophy, Politics, and Society Studies. Your teaching and assessment activities will take all of your contract time; research assignments are not included in this position.


Maastricht University (UM)


You have a Master’s degree in, or closely related to, one of the above-mentioned fields.

You have the ability to stimulate student learning and participation in group discussions and to be an inspiring and stimulating mentor and supervisor. Previous experience in working with innovative, interdisciplinary learning approaches and problem-based teaching methods are an asset.

An excellent command of English is a prerequisite (Cambridge English Proficiency, level C2, oral and written), the faculty’s main language of instruction.

You are open to interdisciplinary work and a team player.

Conditions of employment

What we offer

  • You are employed on a temporary 1 year contract as teaching fellow (teacher level 4).
  • The contract amounts to maximum 0.8fte, to allow optimal scheduling and task assignment throughout the academic year.
  • The job description consists of teaching and assessment activities. Please note that as an early-career position without a research component, this position is not considered suitable for candidates who have a PhD or are currently working on a PhD thesis.
  • The position of Teaching Fellow is in the salary scale 10 (minimum €2,960 gross per month based on full-time employment).
  • In addition to the salary, we offer an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • 232 vacation hours per year for full-time employment and the possibility of expanding this slightly and additional holidays;
  • ABP pension;
  • Work life balance;
  • Maastricht University offers training possibilities and professional courses.

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

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 about 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.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has a staff of about 250, and over 1,800 students. In our teaching and research, we highlight major developments in societies and cultures as they have unfolded during the modern and contemporary eras. We seek to gain understanding of the interrelationships between Europeanisation, globalisation, scientific and technological development, political change and cultural innovation. We are interested in how today’s societies cope with these challenges through, amongst others, practices of remembrance, governance techniques, strategies for managing knowledge, technologies and risks, and ways of dealing with diversity and inequality. Understanding our present world is impossible without insight into its past and thus historical research is a key element of our scholarly and educational identity. FASoS houses in several recently renovated 18th-century buildings in the historic city centre of Maastricht.
Further information on the faculty is available on our website: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos.


  • Education
  • 30.4—32 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2023.215


Maastricht University (UM)

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