Psychology Lecturer

Psychology Lecturer

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24 May 9 Jun Maastricht

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Job description

The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) is a dynamic community focused on high-level teaching and research. To maintain the quality of education, the faculty is looking for new colleagues with a background in psychology. Will you join our nice team?

Job Description:
  • You provide teaching within one or more programs offered by the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, at least the Bachelor Psychology;
  • You are a tutor in several courses;
  • You are a trainer in skills training courses;
  • You guide students in writing their theses;
  • You are involved as a mentor in the individual development of our students.

Furthermore, you contribute to:
  • The organization and collaboration within the Section Teaching and Innovation of Learning (STIL) and within the faculty;
  • The innovation of learning and teaching through evidence-based procedures;
  • Coaching the student tutors working within the faculty.

Job Requirements:
  • You have completed an academic degree in Psychology;
  • You are motivated to spend 100% of your appointment teaching, with the possibility of conducting research as part of master's thesis supervision;
  • You have excellent written and oral expression skills, both in Dutch and English;
  • You have affinity with problem-based learning and experience in supervising groups;
  • You have good communication, social and organizational skills;
  • You preferably also have an affinity with neuropsychology, work and organizational psychology, legal psychology, or health/social psychology.

What we offer
As Psychology Lecturer at Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
  • Good employment conditions. The position is graded in scale 10 according to UFO profile Teacher, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €3226,00 and €5090,00 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 24 months with a scope of 0,6 - 0,8 FTE.
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model.
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students.
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for your personal and professional development. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and supporting various well-established initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate'.

The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply. For more information, click here.

Maastricht University
Why work at Maastricht University?
At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.

Click here for more information about UM.

Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) is an international faculty with students and staff from various cultural backgrounds, who are connected by their shared curiosity about human behaviour and our brains.

This curiosity inspires us to explore the wide field of psychology from different perspectives (such as a biological and cognitive viewpoint). By using small-scale and student-centred methods, such as problem-based learning and project-based learning, we encourage a similar kind of curiosity in our students, as we provide them with the tools to discover the world of the human brain.

Are you interested in this exciting position but still have questions? Feel free to contact Dr. Anke Sambeth for more information.

Or are you already convinced and ready to become our new Psychology Lecturer? Apply now, no later than 06/09/2024, for this position.

Please upload your CV and motivation letter.

Interviews for this position will take place in June/July 2024.
Scheduled start date is between August 15 and September 1, 2024.

The vacancy is open for internal and external candidates. In case of equal qualifications, internal candidates will be prioritized.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • Education
  • Behaviour and society
  • 22.8—30.4 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 998


Maastricht University (UM)

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