Lecturer Chemistry | Maastricht Science Programme

Lecturer Chemistry | Maastricht Science Programme

Published Deadline Location
3 Jul 18 Aug Maastricht

Job description

The Maastricht Science Programme is looking for an enthusiastic lecturer with expertise in all areas of Chemistry to join our dynamic international team to sustain our ongoing growth.

Job Description
We are inviting applications from all areas of Chemistry, with a particular interest in experimental chemists that would be able to make full use of laboratory space and analytical instruments (including but not limited to NMR, LC-MS, GC-MS, TGA, DSC, UV-Vis, and IR) to which you will have unlimited access.

The ideal candidate will be expected to be an effective teacher for undergraduate level especially, passionate about transmitting their knowledge in a research-based learning setting. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the Maastricht Science Programme, you can expect to liaise not only with fellow chemistry colleagues (theoretical chemists, organic chemists, materials chemists, etc) but also with colleagues across other disciplines to foster interdisciplinary education and research. A strong commitment to interdisciplinary education and interest and flexibility towards interdisciplinary research will represent an ideal fit for the department:

Requirements
  • A PhD in chemistry;
  • An excellent track record, which reflects a strong commitment to science and engineering education;
  • An excellent command of the English language and you flourish well in an international setting and rapidly developing environment;
  • Good familiarity with science teaching at the bachelor level in an international college setting would be considered an asset when applying;
  • Post-doctoral experience would be considered an asset when applying.

What we offer
As a Lecturer in Chemistry
at the Faculty of Science & Engineering, 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 11 according to UFO profile Assistant Professor 2, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €4332,00 and €5929,00 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 12 months with a scope of 1.0 FTE. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract. Your development goals will also allow you to grow further to the position of assistant professor level 1.
  • 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 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 3700 students gather to explore e 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 home 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 at each campus: Sittard-Geleen is home to the largest chemical site in the Euregion, 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.

Department
The Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) is a highly selective bachelor’s degree programme in the natural sciences, situated in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. At MSP, we follow the tradition of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, with an emphasis on student-centred learning in a small-scale college community using problem-based learning principles. Our student-centred learning is characterized by the opportunity for students to build their own curriculum in the natural sciences, intensive staff-student interactions in small groups, community building, extracurricular activities and personal guidance. The programme is taught in English. The Maastricht Science Programme has experienced continuous growth since its start in 2011. Currently, more than 600 students from over 50 countries are enrolled in our programme. We are located on the Randwyck campus in Maastricht.

Curious?
Are you interested in this exciting position but still have questions? Feel free to contact Gerco Onderwater at msp-secretariat@maastrichtuniversity.nl for more information. Do you have any questions regarding the procedure, please contact Patrick Claus (Recruiter) at p.claus@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Applying?
Or are you already convinced and ready to become our new Lecturer in Chemistry? Apply now, no later than August 18, 2024, for this position.

Please upload your CV, motivation letter, grade list, contact information of 2 referees and publication list.

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.

Specifications

Maastricht University (UM)

Specifications

  • Assistant professor
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1043

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Maastricht University (UM)

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Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229EN, Maastricht

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Make sure to apply no later than 18 Aug 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).