Teacher at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN)

Teacher at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN)

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7 Jun 26 Jun Maastricht

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The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) is a dynamic community focused on high quality teaching and research. To maintain excellent teaching quality, the faculty is looking for new colleagues.
For this challenge, the faculty is looking for recently graduated psychologists interested in teaching at a university, with a strong affinity to the academic world. Your activities will include supervision of individual students and of tutorial meetings and practicals.

Job description

As a tutor, you will supervise groups of 10-12 students. You will mainly participate in our bachelor programme, but depending on your expertise, after a while you can run tutorial meetings in the master as well. The topics you teach will partly be determined by your experience, knowledge and interests.

In problem based learning (PBL), the tutor does not behave as a traditional lecturer, but much more as a supervisor. He/she observes and analyzes the group process in the background and makes adjustments, where necessary, by means of questions, examples and advice, and usually not by providing information directly. The tutor challenges the students to gain a deeper understanding of the material and he/she stimulates academic thinking. Additionally, you will be asked to mentor students and/or participate in skills training. Finally, you supervise students in writing bachelor theses.

You can organize your teaching duties over the academic year. The tutorial groups are held at regular times throughout the year. In the bachelor programs, they take place every week on Mondays and Fridays and the other week on Wednesdays. Tutorial meetings in the master programs take place on Tuesday and Thursday. Also you can organise your own Mentorship meetings.

In preparation of your teaching activities, you can participate in the tutor training if necessary. If you have experience with PBL, we explicitly ask you to mention this in your application letter. During your employment, you will have the opportunity to acquire the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ, in Dutch BKO), the didactic proficiency certificate for teaching staff for academia.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • You successfully completed a psychology study.

  • You enjoy supervising (groups of) bachelor and master students.

  • You have excellent writing and verbal communication skills, both in Dutch and in English. Regarding English proficiency, we expect C1 level. Please mention, if possible, any proof of this  in your application letter. An assessment of English proficiency may be done.

  • You have experience in supervising groups.

  • You preferably have affinity with (clinical) neuropsychology, work and organisation psychology, or health/social psychology.


Conditions of employment

Salary is between € 2.709,00 and € 4.274,00 based on a fulltime appointment.

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 http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support >UM employees.


Fixed-term contract: 2 years


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 18,000 students and 4,300 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.




The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) is a dynamic community consisting of ±2000 students and 325 scientists, teaching staff and supporting personnel. Together, they thrive to ensure an inspiring environment focused on teaching and science of constant high level. The faculty is at the top in national rankings related to quality and organization of its teaching programs.


  • Research, Development, Innovation; Education
  • Behaviour and Society
  • 20—32 hours per week
  • €2709—€4274 per month
  • University Graduate
  • AT2019.202E


Maastricht University (UM)

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