Director of Studies for Master Programmes in Science and Engineering at Maastricht University

Director of Studies for Master Programmes in Science and Engineering at Maastricht University

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17 Mar 16 Apr Maastricht

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Maastricht University is looking for educational leaders to further strengthen the educational profile of Maastricht University in the Science and Engineering domains.

Job description

In September 2011, Maastricht University has started bachelor education in the natural sciences with the Maastricht Science Programme. In the meantime, the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) has been established in 2018, which currently has 3150 students and 450 staff members. FSE is home to several new education and research initiatives, amongst which are three new master programmes in Biobased Materials, Systems Biology and Imaging Engineering. It is the ambition of Maastricht University to further strengthen these programmes and to develop additional programmes in science and engineering in the future.

We are searching for a talented and motivated candidate with a solid background in any area of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to join our team as director of studies master education. Initial focus of the appointment will be on the day-to-day educational management of the above mentioned three master programmes. With the growth of the faculty the director will also be involved in the development of new programs as well as facilitating synergy between existing programs.

The candidate should have a strong educational track record in one of the STEM areas, including prior experience in educational management, accreditation and programme development, preferably in an international setting. The candidate needs to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, since this is the main focus area of this position. In addition to educational management, the candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching courses, skills and projects for master students. The candidate will also have the opportunity to supervise master thesis students in their research endeavours. However, academic research will not be the major activity of the candidate. Candidates with a multidisciplinary interest and willingness to cross boundaries between disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The director of studies is expected to become an active part of our community, advising students, mentoring staff, organizing activities, building a scientific network for our students and staff to explore and establishing contacts with other faculties within Maastricht, the Netherlands and across the world.


Maastricht University (UM)


You have:

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

Conditions of employment

We intend to offer a permanent contract to senior candidates. However, for junior candidates we will first offer a temporary contract of 1 year. In that case, depending on the development of the performance, an extension of the employment contract is possible.

We offer:

  • An associate professor position 1,0 fte
  • €5.506 - € 7.362 gross p/m (salary scale 13 or 14 depending on experience);
  • An international academic environment and student community;
  • The charming Maastricht city in the heart of Europe and an excellent research environment at the Brightlands Chemelot campus;

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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  • Management
  • Natural sciences; Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €5506—€7362 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2023.84


Maastricht University (UM)

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