Gepubliceerd op 14-02-2017

Vacature: 2 Teaching Assistants, Department of History Maastricht University (Deadline 12 March)

Teaching Assistants at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of History, Maastricht University, 0.80 fte, 3 years.

Job description
You contribute to teaching in the field of modern and contemporary European history Teaching duties include courses in the BA programmes of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and  of the University College Maastricht (UCM). 

Your teaching activities will take 100% of your contract time.

A Master’s degree in History, or a related degree in the Arts or the Social Sciences with a focus son the interaction between politics, culture and society in modern and contemporary European history (19th – 21st centuries). 
The ability to trigger student learning and participation in group discussions and to be an inspiring and stimulating supervisor. Previous experience in working with innovative, interdisciplinary learning approaches and problem-based teaching methods are an asset.
An excellent command of English (oral and written), the faculty’s main language of instruction.
Openness to interdisciplinary work. 
Being a team player. 

Conditions of employment
We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally-oriented organisation where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research.

We offer a 0.80 fte appointment as Teaching Assistant (Docent 4) for three years. The job description consists only of teaching activities (no research assignments).

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a gross monthly salary of about €2.552,00 per month, scale level 10 (based on a full-time appointment).
Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

The university’s relocation policy stipulates that the selected candidate must move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If not already living in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), s/he will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs or for an allowance for alternative housing. Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave as well as a shared office space and a PC.

Contract type: Temporary, 3 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 16,000 students and 4,000 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 Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has about 250 staff members, and about 1,600 students. More than 75% of the students are non-Dutch (almost 40 different nationalities). All programmes are offered in English and some are also offered in Dutch. FASoS offers two 3-year Bachelor’s programmes: Arts and Culture and European Studies. It also offers six different 1-year Master’s programmes and two 2-year research Master’s programmes. 
Research is organised around four programmes: Politics and Culture in Europe; Science, Technology and Society Studies; Arts, Media and Culture; and Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in the historic city centre of Maastricht.

Additional information

Starting date: Preferably 15 August 2017 

Further information on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is available on our website: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos 

Any inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to the Head of the Department of History, Prof. dr. G. Verbeeck (tel. : 043 388 3314, or e-mail : Georgi.Verbeeck@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

Maastricht University’s Terms of Employment are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). In addition, local university provisions apply. For more information please see the website: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl / Support / UM employees.

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