Researcher/lecturer food(service) and health(care)

Researcher/lecturer food(service) and health(care)

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13 Jun 26 Jun Maastricht

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Job description

The Research centre Gastronomy in Foodservice is part of the Hotel Management School Maastricht. This research centre is led by lector Peter Klosse. He defines gastronomy as 'the science of taste and tasting' and is looking to gain information on tasting in relation to the taste of products. The primary aim is to better understand the concept of 'tasty' as the positive valuation of what we eat or drink. In this context, he is encouraging research that investigates the changes in our nutrition. The important themes in this research are nutrition and health, young people and obesity, and malnutrition amongst the elderly.

The coming years we will invest in the further development of our educational programme and our research activities. We therefore are looking for new enthusiastic colleagues who will reinforce our team as Researcher/lecturer food(service) and health(care).

Your challenge

You will work two days a week (0.4 FTE) as a researcher within the Zuyd research group Gastronomy in Foodservice. In collaboration with our partners in the industry and healthcare institutions, you will formulate research themes, conduct research (preferably together with students) and publish. Alongside this, you form the linking pin between this research centre and the Hotel Management study programme (0.4-0,6 FTE), and more specifically between the track Foodservice and/or the track 'Horizons in Hospitality’, in which hospitality within healthcare is an important focus area. You ensure that the results of your research are translated intothe teaching programme. You also supervise management projects and internships within (one of) these tracks that are part of the graduation phase of the study programme. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Formulate research proposals in cooperation with the lector and other colleagues and conduct applied research in the field of Food & Health (Care);  
  • Communicate research results in scientific and professional publications and at conferences;
  • Provide education in the HMSM curriculum that is at the cutting edge of nutrition, health, and hospitality (in-house minors Horizons in Hospitality, Foodservice and Gastronomy);
  • Coach and supervise students within the framework of research projects and internships;
  • Maintain contact with partner institutions in the field;
  • Transfer knowledge to the HMSM curriculum and develop and deliver training and curriculum updates in your field of expertise.


Zuyd University (HZ)


  • Research experience (preferably candidates with a PhD) in the field of Health Sciences, Marketing, Economics, and/or in food-related subjects;
  • Affinity with/experience in providing teaching at higher vocational education (HBO) level;
  • Affinity with/ experience in the world of hospitality;
  • An attitude promoting a work environment that fosters creative thinking, co-creation and innovation;
  • A team player yet with the ability to work independently;
  • Fluency in English, both verbally and in writing.

NB: In case you do not meet both the requirements ‘experience in teaching’ and ‘experience in the hospitality industry’, we still invite you to react as long as you are  willing to acquire the lacking knowledge / expertise.

Conditions of employment

We welcome you in our research group and our faculty, both of which offer a challenging and innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.

The position is a 0.8-0,1 FTE (0.4 FTE research and 0.4- 0,6 FTE lecturer) for a period of one year at Zuyd University or via payrolling (Randstad Employability). Should the candidate prove suitable and perform favourably, then the contract may be extended, provided operating circumstances remain unchanged. 

The salary scale awarded depends on the candidate’s qualifications and experience, and is set in accordance with the collective labour agreement (CAO) in the higher vocational education sector within the career prospects of scale 11 (with a minimum of € 3,392.46 and maximum € 4,661.12 gross per month when appointed full-time).

The applicable terms of employment include both 8% holiday pay and a fixed bonus equivalent to one month’s salary.


Hotel Management School Maastricht (HMSM)

The Hotel Management School Maastricht (HMSM) is part of the Faculty of Hotel and Facility Management of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. Our school is internationally viewed as one of the leading institutes in its field. We offer a Bachelor of Business Administration and tw0 Master of Science programmes. 

HMSM supports and educates students to become qualified and passionate hospitality professionals able to contribute to the development and innovation of the (inter)national hospitality industry. To realise this we offer a 4 year bachelor course which comprises a foundation programme (5 semesters) and a specialisation programme (3 semesters) with three tracks: Hotel Management, Food Service and Horizons in Hospitality. In the bachelor program special attention is payed to the focus areas Gastronomy, Innovative Entrepreneurship and Global Minds. Our programme is taught in English and in Dutch. 

The focus of the Hotel Management School Maastricht is the next step in hospitality. We strongly believe that individual responsibility and personal attention are essential to be successful in both  our programme and the hospitality industry. We are a value driven organisation where passion, professionalism, initiative, openness and inspiration are our day to day guidelines. We offer a small scale and intensive educational programme and therefore invest strongly in building and maintaining an international academic and professional learning community of students, lecturers, supporting staff and alumni. 


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers; Research, Development, Innovation
  • Health; Economics; Food
  • 32—40 hours per week, temporary
  • €3392—€4661 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT 4599643


Zuyd University (HZ)

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