Teacher for Academic and Professional Skills Development

Teacher for Academic and Professional Skills Development

Published Deadline Location
11 Sep 2 Oct Wageningen

You cannot apply for this job anymore (deadline was 2 Oct 2023).

Browse the current job offers or choose an item in the top navigation above.

Job description

Are you passionate about helping university students develop presentation and reflection skills? Do you have experience with teaching international and multidisciplinary groups of young adults in their academic, professional and personal development?

If so, the Education and Learning Sciences (ELS) Group is offering a temporary position for a (skills) teacher (0.5-0.7 fte) for the academic year 2023-2024. You will mostly train presentation and reflection skills in various Bachelor courses. As a teacher, you take the lead in front of a group of students and cooperate with colleagues to organize the classes and actively participate in course innovations. You can support students in a stimulating way to identify their personal learning goals and guide them in their development. In all ELS courses, students from all over the world and from different study programs participate, which requires experience in dealing with diversity, both culturally as well as disciplinary. You do not mind taking up different tasks and you experience rotating tasks as an opportunity to learn from. You are an active member of the ELS teacher team.
As a teacher you will be (co)responsible for:
  • teaching Bachelor skills courses, mostly presentation and reflection skills in various BSc programs; including the organization, co-design and evaluation of the courses;
  • further development of (skills) courses in terms of incorporating contemporary insights, and/or experimenting with different teaching methods.


Wageningen University & Research


  • you have an MSc degree in education and/or training and affinity with life sciences or an MSc in the life sciences/interdisciplinary sciences including teaching affinity and experience;
  • you aspire to contribute to university students’ academic, personal and professional development;
  • you are motivated to broaden and deepen your experience with teaching;
  • quality of education and teaching receives your attention and you can show this by examples of relevant (work) experience;
  • you like and master the combination of, on the one side, co-creating new ideas and experimenting with educational innovations as part of a team, and, on the other side, working more independently e.g. to prepare for your own classes;
  • you have excellent communication skills, both orally and written, and you are fluent in both Dutch and English;
  • you show an open minded and pro-active attitude and are well-organized;
  • you preferably possess a BKO (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs) or a comparable teaching certificate, or are willing to obtain it if your teaching position within ELS is continued;
  • you are available starting at October 30th to join ELS’ teachers team and be introduced to our department and courses.

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more, per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between € 3.226,- and € 5.090,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 10). This position is for 1 year and a minimum of 0.5 fte. Additional tasks (0.2 fte) are negotiable (for example, teaching Project Management Skills, student coaching).

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 18th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.
Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling. For instance under the "30% rule", certain categories of international staff can receive tax exemption on approximately 30% of their gross salary.


Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • P1316125-1


Wageningen University & Research

Learn more about this employer


Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

View on Google Maps

Interessant voor jou