Professor – Personal Chair Learning and Assessment – Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences (0.8–1.0 FTE)

Professor – Personal Chair Learning and Assessment – Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences (0.8–1.0 FTE)

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9 Nov 10 Jan Maastricht

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Tests are used for assessment purposes and to stimulate learning, but how can we best combine both goals? In this position you can contribute to a better understanding of the way in which learning and assessment can be optimally integrated in health professions education.

Job description

The job
The Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) is looking for a professor who will contribute to the innovation of education within our faculty. This position is embedded within the School of Health Professions Education (SHE) and the Department of Educational Development & Research (O&O). SHE is a graduate school for research in the field of education, training and innovation in the health domain. O&O has a long history of successfully combining educational innovation and research. This is one of the reasons why O&O and SHE are among the prominent groups in the field of healthcare education, both locally and globally. As our new professor, it is your role to contribute to this effective combination of education and research. Organizing and managerial tasks are also part of your role.


  • You make an important contribution to the innovation of education and training within the various bachelor’s and master’s programs of the FHML.
  • You fulfill a leading role in realizing the core activities of FHML’s Assessment Task Force.
  • You make an active contribution to the implementation of education, and you make an active contribution to innovating and researching education.
  • You know how to translate educational research into innovative educational practices.


  • You initiate research activities and acquire external funding to contribute to a recognizable line of research in the field of learning and assessment. Central to this are questions such as: “How can assessment and feedback promote learning?” & “How can a rich feedback culture be promoted?”
  • You have expertise in promoting learning geared to the complexity of professional practice and the way in which assessment can stimulate professional development and decisions making.
  • You contribute to conceptual developments in the field of health professions education research and have experience with various (innovative) research methods.
  • You initiate multidisciplinary research collaborations and work together in an international network of researchers.


  • You take on coordinating responsibilities in the field of education, research and you contribute to policy development.
  • You perform management tasks within the Department O&O and SHE.
  • You know how to motivate and inspire others.


Maastricht University (UM)


The person we are looking has:

  • completed relevant training in educational sciences, psychology or other social sciences or in the healthcare domain with additional qualifications in educational or social sciences, and has experience with education and training in healthcare;
  • a doctoral degree;
  • expertise in the field of learning and assessment with particular regard to how best to combine the two in order to foster a rich feedback and learning culture, as demonstrated by a high level of scientific productivity, such as publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • gained national and international recognition as a creative researcher in the field of learning and assessment;
  • a proven ability to acquire external funding for research purposes;
  • extensive experience with supervising doctoral students;
  • contributed to national and/or international scientific bodies and organisations within the field, as demonstrated by relevant editorial board memberships of international journals or invitations to speak at international conferences;
  • proven leadership and organisational qualities;
  • extensive experience in education, including the University Teaching Qualification (BKO in Dutch) as well as expertise in the field of student-centred education;
  • a vision of how to innovate education and improve the quality of curricula within the FHML;
  • a relevant regional, national and international network of educational researchers with whom external funding for research and innovation in education has been acquired or is in preparation;
  • mastery of the Dutch and English language (oral and writing) or is willing to learn these languages.

Conditions of employment

What we offer

  • An initial appointment as full professor for five years. Thereafter an evaluation will take place and a decision will be made whether or not to continue the chair. The criteria for evaluation will be specified in a personal workplan.
  • A fulltime job (1.0 fte), but part time work (0.8 fte) can be discussed.
  • A salary based on the Dutch collective labor agreement for Universities (monthly salary between € 6,099 and € 8,881 pre-taxes for a fulltime job).
  • A one-off reimbursement of moving costs if you life more than 40 kilometers from Maastricht and move to the Maastricht area.
  • A challenging and versatile position in a dynamic environment, a pleasant working atmosphere and an open culture.

As the bearer of the “Family-friendly University” quality mark, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows this. For this you will receive a monthly work-from-home and internet allowance. If you come to work for us full-time, you are entitled to 30 annual vacation days. If you make use of the option to build up compensation hours, and additional 12 days will be added. In addition, you can personalize your terms of employment on the basis of a collective labor agreement model. As an UM employee you can also participate in company fitness and make use of the very extensive range of sports that we also offer our students.

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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  • Professor
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  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €6099—€8881 per month
  • AT2022.485E


Maastricht University (UM)

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