Assistant or Associate Professor Biomedical Ethics | 1,0fte | department of Health, Ethics and Society

Assistant or Associate Professor Biomedical Ethics | 1,0fte | department of Health, Ethics and Society

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18 Jul 1 Aug Maastricht

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We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant (or associate) professor in Biomedical Ethics to join our growing multidisciplinary department ‘Health, Ethics and Society’. In this role, you will combine innovative research and teaching. Our department is committed to high-quality interdisciplinary teaching and research regarding health in society through philosophy, biomedical ethics and law, sociology, history and anthropology.

Job description

Teaching (50%), in the context of undergraduate and graduate courses in both the medical and the biomedical curricula;

Research (50%), with a focus on the ethics of reproductive medicine, personalized medicine, prevention (incl. eHealth/mHealth), and AI. The relevant ethics research will be embedded in both the Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI) and GROW, the School for Oncology and Reproduction, at Maastricht University

Academic citizenship, incl. membership METC/Ethics Advisory Board of the MUMC+, and ethical advisory work.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • background in normative ethics (philosophy or theology);
  • a PhD on a (biomedical) ethics topic;
  • expertise regarding the ethics of reproductive and personalized medicine, mHealth/eHealth, and AI;
  • a strong research profile and publication record;
  • willingness to engage in qualitative empirical research;
  • willingness to apply for research grants;
  • a record of high quality teaching and a willingness to develop and coordinate the ethics part of the curricula in medicine and biomedical sciences;
  • an interdisciplinary attitude;
  • a willingness and ability to professionally connect to national and international debates linked with relevant research domains;
  • University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO) or willingness to achieve this within 2 years after employment;
  • proficiency in Dutch and English, both oral and in writing (min. C1).

Conditions of employment

  • Full-time employment for a fixed period of 12 months, with the possibility of permanent employment.
  • The salary is dependent on the role (assistant or associate professor), education and experience.
  • 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus.
  • Flexible working hours and a good work-life balance.
  • 232 vacation hours per year for a full-time position, with the possibility to extend this slightly.
  • Additional holidays (such as carnival Monday and Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day).
  • ABP pension scheme.

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 > 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. 
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Department of Health, Ethics and Society
The Department Health, Ethics and Society (also known as Metamedica) is dynamic and multidisciplinary in nature, with contributions from a range of medical humanities disciplines, including ethics, law, sociology, anthropology, history, and philosophy. Its central ambition is to contribute to critical reflection on developments in biomedical science and healthcare through education and research, both locally and internationally/global.


  • Assistant professor; Associate professor
  • Health; Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3974—€7362 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2023.354


Maastricht University (UM)

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