Project leader education

Project leader education

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17 May 4 Jun Maastricht

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Job description

The Faculty of Science and Engineering started in 2018 and is rapidly developing. Currently, the total enrolment of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is about 3200 students from over 50 countries. It is the ambition of Maastricht University to further strengthen these programmes. In addition, new science and engineering education and research groups and institutes have started or are being developed, including a world-leading group in gravitational waves research, and research and education in circular engineering, bioscience and biotechnology at the different Brightlands campuses.

We are searching for a talented and motivated candidate, passionate about education policy and new educational developments, to join our team as project leader education. Initial focus of the appointment will be on supporting educational development and the interface between educational quality assurance and policy. The candidate will report to the project leader educational development. You support the project leader in, amongst others, developing new educational programmes. Topics include curriculum design, assessment (policy) design, quality assurance systems, accreditations, macro efficiency applications and other strategic and operational tasks. Many activities of FSE are carried out at the different Brightlands campuses: the Brightlands Chemelot Campus near Geleen, surrounded by industry, the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, in close proximity to important agri-food companies, the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen and the Brightlands Health Campus Maastricht.


Maastricht University (UM)


The ideal candidate 

  • has an academic degree;
  • has affinity with STEM disciplines and research;
  • preferably has experience in educational delivery and/or design;
  • is independent, proactive and have analytical skills and an analytical attitude;
  • is sensitive to stakeholder interests and able to substantiate an argument, motivate and convince both verbally and in writing;
  • has strong communication skills;
  • flourish well in a rapidly developing environment;
  • has at least a C1 proficiency in Dutch and English.

Conditions of employment

We offer a rewarding career at a young faculty within a young university in the heart of Europe, with a distinct global perspective and a strong focus on innovative research and education;

The salary will be set in salary scale 8 or 9 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (from € 2.818 to € 4.257 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 and an optional model for designing a personalised benefits package.

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 > About UM> UM employees;


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. 
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Faculty of Science and Engineering

At the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) we focus on themes such as circularity and sustainability, future farming, digitisation and (scientific) instrument development. FSE's leading projects, like the Einstein Telescope Pathfinder, are sure to grab anyone's attention. The Faculty is a vibrant hub of education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). At FSE, over 450 staff members and 3150 students gather to explore exciting interdisciplinary research and educational programmes. Feel welcome, be part of our team and put your brilliant mind to work!

FSE at the Brightlands Campuses

Maastricht, Sittard-Geleen, Heerlen and Venlo, the homes of four creative Brightlands campuses, are bustling with 30,000 entrepreneurs, researchers and students working diligently to solve global challenges. The Faculty of Science and Engineering is active on all four Brightlands campuses and this is where our impact reaches its peak. To give you an idea of what is happening on each campus: Sittard-Geleen is home to one of the largest chemistry and materials sites in Europe, while Venlo is a large hub for agri-food innovation. Maastricht is the site of the Health Campus, and Heerlen is the place to be for Smart Services.


  • Policy and staff
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2818—€4257 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2023.162


Maastricht University (UM)

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