As a PhD graduate lecturer at a University of Applied Sciences it is your task to coach and guide young people in their professional development. Transferring your own knowledge and practical experiences to them, but most importantly, encouraging your Bachelor and/or Master students to have their own perspectives, gather new insights and improve (as an individual).

Besides teaching, a PhD graduate lecturer at a University of Applied Sciences can take several other roles within the team: from study career counselor, coordinator or researcher to curriculum or exam developer. You specialize yourself in the career path that suits you and your ambitions and skill set. Your tasks and roles can change over time. Together with your fellow lecturers, you are responsible for the educational program and the network you will participate in.

The Universities of Applied Sciences have embedded their research activities in ‘lectoraten’, research is mostly conducted in close cooperation with third parties in certain professional fields and has a strong applied focus. As a PhD graduate lecturer you can take up research tasks by acquiring applied research assignments from third parties.

Your tasks as a PhD graduate lecturer can entail:

  • Teach and contributing to education quality
  • Contributing to research projects
  • Presenting at (inter)national conferences
  • Publishing/writing articles in journals
  • Guiding students with their research projects or thesis
  • Guiding non-doctorate colleagues

On you will find an overview with all available jobs at Universities of Applied Sciences.


  • Didactic knowledge (you can obtain a teaching qualification via the University of Applied Sciences)
  • Craftsmanship, work experience in the profession or vocational domain associated with your area of expertise
  • Subject matter expert in your research field
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with research
  • Soft skills: collaborating, giving feedback, presenting, negotiating, networking
  • Following trends & developments in your field
  • Being firm, dealing with work pressure, setting priorities and time management
  • Dutch language skills