University teacher Organic Chemistry

University teacher Organic Chemistry

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7 Jun 30 Jun Wageningen

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Job description

As a university teacher organic chemistry you will be responsible for giving lectures, tutorials, and practical classes in our first-year organic chemistry courses. Your specific expertise in organic chemistry allows also teaching contributions to more advanced courses. Besides teaching, you will coordinate and assess these first year organic chemistry courses. As part of the organic chemistry education team, you will also contribute to improve our education in general.
Your tasks and responsibilities are among others:
  • Teaching organic chemistry courses to first-year BSc students
  • Coordinating and assessing these organic chemistry courses
  • Contribute to the improvement of our education

You will be part of the education team (5 teachers) withing the chair group organic chemistry. As chair group we are responsible for 13 different BSc and MSc courses within the organic and analytical domain and we contribute to 16 courses from other chair groups. Due to the unfortunate absence of one of our colleagues we have this position vacant. The duration of the contract we can offer will be 1,5 years.


Wageningen University & Research


You have
  • A PhD in organic chemistry
  • Knowledge of biocatalysis and enzyme kinetics is an advantage
  • A true passion for education and willingness to commit to the learning development of (international) students
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Educational competencies corresponding to university teaching qualification or the willing to obtain these competencies
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English

Part of our education curriculum is given in Dutch. Therefore for this position the Dutch language level is C1. Please note that applying whilst not having the required level of Dutch will not be successful.
You can see that there are plenty of challenges ahead of you. These challenges can also be seen as development opportunities. So if you do not yet have the track-record required in the vacancy, but do have solid work experience, we would also like to invite you to apply.

You will work here
The Organic Chemistry group constitutes a large, interdisciplinary research team involved in teaching and research on organic chemistry and analytical chemistry. The group consists of around 30 PhD students and postdocs, a permanent staff of 6 technical employees, a part-time professor with external expertise, 6 assistant/associate professors, an educational team of 5 persons and two full professors. Currently approximately 2000 students/year take part in one or more Organic Chemistry study elements provided by our faculty.

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 €3226,- and €5090,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 10). Additionally, a contract for 32 hours a week can be discussed. We offer you a 1,5 year contract (18 months).

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 19th 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.
Because we expect you to work and live in the Netherlands 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 for example helping your partner to find a job, housing, or schooling. Finally, certain categories of international staff may be eligible for a tax exemption on a part of their salary during the first five years in the Netherlands.


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 the video below 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.


  • Education
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • P1539921-1


Wageningen University & Research

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